Copied from the IDLA Newsletter;
In 2010, the Savage Academy opened within the halls of Salmon River High School. At the time, the Academy was one of few digital classrooms throughout the state that was dedicated to offering students online courses during their day. Since that time, many schools have since incorporated IDLA within their regular schedule but Jan Barany was the individual selected to pioneer this to enhance students’ academic options. Jan was a perfect fit!
As a lifelong learner and valued member of the school community, she is a mentor to students in ways that personally connect her with students. Whether this is working trigonometry proofs on the board with groups of students or following students in their extracurricular activities, Jan has connected with students in a way that provides a holistic support for individuals.
This support, and the active role she plays in students’ academics, is reflected in Salmon River’s overall success in IDLA classes. Since their first enrollment, Jan has assisted students in this 1A school in almost 700 IDLA classes. Of note, her dedication, oversight and assistance provided to students has resulted in a 97% pass rate for all her students enrolled since 2010! As retirement is nearing this year for her, Jan’s dedication to all students will be missed but the efforts she has placed in students will be carried on through their future successes. As retirement is nearing this year for her, Jan’s dedication to all students will be missed but the efforts she has placed in students will be carried on through their future successes.