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Marissa Covelli, Class of 2011, Wins Prestigious Award

On Friday, February 28, Avon Middle School Teacher, Ms. Marissa E. Covelli, received the Bonnie Chambers Award at the 2014 Spring Conference of the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (OCTELA) in Worthington, Ohio.

The Bonnie Chambers Award recognizes promising new language arts educators in K-8 (in their 2nd to 5th years).  Further, the award is designed to support Ohio's best and brightest language arts teachers and promote the use of quality literature in the classroom.

Marissa at podium         Marissa and Kristy

           Marissa accepting her award.                                                  Marissa with Dr. Kristy Pytash.


A Partial List of Schools Where Our Graduates Are Teaching:

  • Akron Digital Academy, Akron, Ohio
  • Albion Middle School, Strongsville, Ohio
  • Avon Middle School, Avon, Ohio
  • Bloomfield High School, North Bloomfield, Ohio
  • Brookpark Tech, Brookpark, Ohio
  • Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Ohio
  • Buchtel High School, Akron, Ohio
  • Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Clearview Local Schools, Lorain, Ohio
  • Columbiana High School, Columbiana, Ohio
  • Davie County High School, Mocksville, North Carolina
  • Dordt College, Iowa
  • East High School, Akron, Ohio
  • East Middle School, Biscoe, North Carolina
  • Edgewood High School, Edgewood, Maryland
  • Edwards Middle School, Conyers, Georgia
  • Elgin High School, Marion, Ohio
  • Fairless High School, Navarre, Ohio
  • Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, Ohio
  • Gray Middle School in Mascotte, Florida
  • Hampshire HS, Romney, West Virginia
  • Highland Middle School, Medina County, Ohio
  • Indian Valley Middle School, Tuscarawas, Ohio
  • Jackson High School, Jackson Township, Ohio
  • Lake Norman High School, Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Lancaster High School, Lancaster, Ohio
  • Life Skills, Summit County, Ohio
  • Lower Kuskokwim School District, Toksook Bay Village, Alaska
  • Maplewood Career Center, Ravenna, Ohio
  • Marlington Middle School, Alliance, Ohio
  • Massillon Middle School, Massillon, Ohio
  • Mumford High School, Detroit, Michigan
  • National College, Stow, Ohio
  • Northside High School, Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Northwestern Schools, Springfield, Ohio
  • Norton MIddle School, Norton, Ohio
  • Norton High School, Norton, Ohio
  • Preparatory Academy-- Gwinnett, Norcross, Georgia
  • Seton Catholic School, Hudson, Ohio
  • Shelby City Schools, Shelby, Ohio
  • Stanton Middle School, Kent, Ohio
  • Strasburg High School, Strasburg, Ohio
  • Strongsville High School, Strongsville, Ohio
  • Stryker High School, Stryker, Ohio
  • Timmonsville High School, Timmonsville, South Carolina
  • Triad High School, Marysville, Ohio
  • Walsh Jesuit High School, Stow, Ohio
  • Warren City Schools, Warren, Ohio
  • Waterloo High School, Atwater, Ohio
  • West High School, Columbus, Ohio

General Achievements

This section describes the achievements of our Integrated Language Arts Graduates.

Tiffany Ankrom (Class of 2012) taught English, Mathematics and Geography in Lusaka, Zambia, for her first year of teaching. This picture was Tiffany celebrating with was some of her ninth graders after they took a major national examination that determined whether or not they could continue on in school.

st teaching-- Zambia


INLA Student Alex Ward (Class of 2013) Collaborates with Dr. Kist on Comic Strip
Alex and Dr Kist 


Cleveland Magazine Article features INLA graduate:
Marissa Covelli (Class of 2011), currently teaching at Avon Middle School, is interviewed for this article on innovative classrooms.

Jennifer Chambers, Class of 2008. Blogged about the life of a student teacher at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio.

Kim Whitaker, Class of 2008. Class project featured on the United Nations Website.

Cassie Neumann, Class of 2008. Appeared in a play at Cleveland Public Theater.

Nathan LaPrairie,(Class of 2009), worked in the Fall of 2010 in the indigenous Shuar Indian community known as Arutam in Ecuador teaching English. Nate appears in the picture below.