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PowerMyLearning Honors Student, Family, and Teacher at 2022 Innovative Learning Awards
Award recipients from Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School honored for supporting student outcomes through perseverance and family collaboration

NEW YORK (May 16, 2022)PowerMyLearning, a K-12 nonprofit that unlocks the power of collaboration between families, teachers and students, recognized Brooklyn Landmark Elementary for exemplary resilience throughout the pandemic. At the nonprofit’s Innovative Learning Awards on Tuesday, May 10, a student-family-teacher “trio” was honored with the Triangle Award for demonstrating how teachers and families both play a significant role in academic achievement and student wellbeing.

“Today’s students are facing unprecedented trauma from the pandemic resulting in a critical need to double-down on student wellbeing. The school community at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary understands that a strong support system engages both teachers and parents,” said Elisabeth Stock, PowerMyLearning CEO and co-founder. “That is why PowerMyLearning gives our Triangle award to an exceptional student, caregiver, and teacher each year.”

The Triangle Award winners from Brooklyn Landmark Elementary are: 

  • Jahid, Student of the Year
  • Keryan Henry, Parent of the Year
  • Nusrat Sikder-Ali, Teacher of the Year

“I’m proud of Jahid, Keryan and Mrs. Sikder for their leadership in closing the gap between school and home,” said Joyce Beckles-Knights, principal of Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School. “With PowerMyLearning’s support, our school community has united our scholars, teachers, and families with learning that extends from school to home.” 

PowerMyLearning is a national K-12 nonprofit with a track record of accelerating student learning by up to four months and improving key student wellbeing outcomes by 15 percent. PowerMyLearning generates these outcomes by building the capacity of teachers and families to better support student learning and team up with one another in that effort– something the organization refers to as the “Triangle Approach.”

“Through PowerMyLearning, I’ve learned small yet impactful ways to better my instruction. For example, implementing ‘think time’ for my students to reflect and internalize what they’ve learned and adding classical music to facilitate reflection have supported my students’ learning and wellbeing,” said Nusrat Sikder-Ali, teacher at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary and Triangle Award Teacher of the Year recipient. “I’m looking forward to continuing to engage students and parents through the Triangle Approach so that we can achieve more, together.”

To learn more about PowerMyLearning and support its mission, visit https://powermylearning.org/.

About PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national K-12 nonprofit that unlocks the power of collaboration between families, educators, and students. The organization serves nearly 45,000 students in over 15 school districts across the country. Through “The Triangle of Learning,” PowerMyLearning partners with school districts to advance educational equity, improve students’ social-emotional learning, and accelerate student learning. To learn more, visit www.PowerMyLearning.org.

About Brooklyn Landmark Elementary

At Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, scholars are empowered to choose how they learn and have a voice in what they learn. The school provides innovative, individualized instruction that addresses scholars’ unique learning styles, cultivates independent thought, promotes the building of character, and enables students to contribute their ideas locally and globally. The Brooklyn Landmark experience guides scholars as they develop their sense of identity and purpose in this world. The school is dedicated to comprehensively developing citizens who will be decision-makers in tomorrow’s society. The Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School scholars inspire greatness in others, allow their voices to be heard worldwide and create change through their actions and endeavors. By giving their scholars a choice in how they learn and a voice in what they learn, the school is building the foundation of critical thinkers needed in the best colleges and the 21st Century workplace.

Media Contact
Stacey Williams
Managing Director of External Relations
swilliams@PowerMyLearning.org
(212) 563-7300 x 163


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