A teacher at KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy has won a national teaching award.
Dayna Perry was one of 10 teachers nationwide whom the KIPP Foundation honored for excellence in teaching Friday night in Houston during the annual conference of the national charter school network.
Winners were selected based on their track records in improving student performance, commitment to helping students succeed, and leadership in the classroom and their schools. Each will receive $10,000.
"I was shocked," Perry, 30, said Monday. "I had no idea. It's something you have to be nominated for. I was overwhelmed with gratitude to be nominated."