Eisenberg Elementary School has been recognized by the Delaware Department of Education for showing outstanding language proficiency growth for English language learners. Eisenberg will receive an $8,000 award, along with a certificate and banner to be hung in the building. There are 403 students at Eisenberg, 26% of whom are English Language Learners. Only 12 schools in the state received this 2021 Recognition Award.
Principal David Distler expressed his delight by saying, First, I would like to thank our extraordinary staff for always rising to the seemingly insurmountable challenges of the past year. The staff of Eisenberg prides ourselves on the relationships that we build with our students. Through these relationships and high expectations, our staff and students have strived to do their best this year to overcome the challenges they’ve encountered with this pandemic. At Berg Nation, our motto is to Be Awesome. The definition of the word awesome is “extremely impressive and inspiring of great admiration.” There is no greater description of the staff, students, parents and community that make up Berg Nation. Together we truly come together to “Be Awesome” and they have finally received the recognition they deserve for it!
Secretary of Education, Susan Bunting shared similar sentiments, “In a school year when our schools faced extraordinary challenges, including remote and hybrid learning, these students still made extraordinary progress. I am so proud of these school communities for how they rallied to support student needs. This recognition is well deserved,” she said.