A.D. Henderson University School Recognized by 'The Associated Press' for Teacher Autonomy and Student Success

A.D. Henderson School

Last week, 'The Associated Press' journalist, Terry Spencer, spent time with teachers, administrators and students at Alexander D. Henderson University School (A.D. Henderson) at Florida Atlantic to get a glimpse of the school's "secret sauce." He unveiled the following in his recent piece:

"When teachers at A.D. Henderson School, one of the top-performing schools in Florida, are asked how they succeed, one answer is universal: They have autonomy."

"Nationally, most teachers report feeling stressed and overwhelmed at work, according to a Pew Research Center survey of teachers last fall. Waning job satisfaction over the last two decades has accompanied a decline in teachers’ sense of autonomy in the classroom, according to a recent study out of Brown University and the University of Albany.

But at this South Florida school, administrators allow their staff high levels of classroom creativity — and it works."

Read the full AP News article here.