January 27, 2017
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Flora L. Teo, President
Junior Achievement of Alaska
Anchorage, AK – On Thursday, January 26, 2017 – The Principal of Clark Middle School, Cessilye Williams, will be presented with the award for the 2017 Junior Achievement of Alaska Educator of the Year at the Alaska Business Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. Alaska Business Monthly and Junior Achievement of Alaska are the Title sponsors of this event.
Cessilye Williams has been a strong supporter of Junior Achievement and its mission to give Alaska’s youth workforce readiness skills, encourage entrepreneurship and strengthen financial literacy. Principal Williams partners with Junior Achievement annually to present JA programs to 100% of the students that attend Clark. This is the first whole-school sponsorship in Anchorage at the middle school level. Teachers and volunteers were trained on JA programs, and pre– and post– testing indicate an above average score of 26% by the students at Clark. (average is 22%) ‘Principal Williams is an inspiring leader who is dedicated to the success of her students,’ says Flora Teo, President of Junior Achievement.