Alabama Teachers Chosen for Curriculum Associates’ Inaugural Class of Extraordinary Educators

Anna Bone of Boaz City Schools and Sachiko Green of Pelham City Schools recognized for their best-in-class use of i-Ready® and/or Ready® in the classroom

North Billerica, MA, January 7, 2020

Curriculum Associates has selected two Alabama teachers for the inaugural class of its Extraordinary Educators program, which establishes a tradition of celebrating and connecting exemplar teachers from schools nationwide. Anna Bone of Boaz Elementary School in Boaz City Schools in Boaz, AL and Sachiko Green of Pelham Oaks Elementary School in Pelham City Schools in Pelham, AL are among the 31 selected teachers who exhibit best-in-class use of iReady and/or Ready in their classroom, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate classroom innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years. Today, Curriculum Associates’ programs are used by teachers in nearly half of Alabama districts.

“As a company founded by passionate educators, we have deep respect for the powerful ways in which talented teachers impact the lives of their students,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “We are proud to recognize Anna and Sachiko as Extraordinary Educators. We look forward to sharing their innovative practices that drive student achievement and continuing our rich history of serving Alabama schools.”

All Extraordinary Educators will have access to a network of peers from around the country to collaborate, connect, and learn from throughout the year, as well as receive unique professional development opportunities from Curriculum Associates. They will also be invited to attend and present at the two-day Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit in July 2020, as well as other professional learning events throughout the year.

“I am honored to have been chosen as one of the Extraordinary Educators from Curriculum Associates this year,” said Bone. “Using Curriculum Associates has provided tools and resources to help all students learn by using fun and engaging differentiated instruction. I look forward to working with the other Extraordinary Educators in this program to express how Curriculum Associates provides high-quality instruction, striving to make classrooms innovative and effective.”

“I am truly honored to be chosen as an Extraordinary Educator by Curriculum Associates,” said Green. “Curriculum Associates’ research-based differentiated instruction ensures every child is challenged to grow through the content. This personalized approach has allowed every one of my students to engage in rigorous instruction while supporting me to become a more effective educator.”

To learn more about the 2020 Extraordinary Educators, please visit

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.



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