Congratulations to the New IXL Elite 100!

Meet some of the top teachers using IXL

Congratulations to the IXL Elite 100 for the 2015–2016 academic year! Out of the more than 250,000 teachers who use IXL, we want to recognize the Elite 100 as our top teachers based on the average time spent on IXL per student. This is our third cohort of Elite 100, and we’re blown away that a third of this year’s teachers are repeat winners. Read on to learn more about this extraordinary group of teachers.

The Elite 100 of 2016 hail from 30 U.S. states and 5 countries, including Canada, Thailand, and Lesotho. Students in Elite 100 classrooms practiced as much as 188 hours each during the school year—and that’s a lot of learning!

We asked our Elite 100 to tell us how they use IXL and what features they like best. Here are a few of their responses:

“I use IXL for daily practice, as well as for intervention and enrichment. First, I model the concept for the whole group, and then the students work independently. I love how IXL has brought the students in my classroom closer to each other. They want to see each other succeed, so they help each other out. I absolutely love seeing students teaching other students. I couldn’t be more proud.”

–Jessica Weber, 6th grade teacher, Two Springs Elementary, Bellevue, NE

“I really love the reports! I can easily target which topics are troubling students, how long they worked on a particular skill, and which skills or categories have been worked on the most. These amazing reporting tools give me a wealth of information that helps me make better instructional decisions based on the data. IXL has made my life easier by keeping all those records for me!”

–Nicolette Campabello, 5th grade teacher, Pershing Elementary, Berwyn, IL

“In general, when students do their work, their test scores improve. I have used the site for 3 years and always see the most improvement in those students who do their homework, which is largely IXL. I have found that giving students choices for homework works well. I will assign, for example, ‘The A’s—complete 6 out of 8.’”

–Kalynn Viramontes, 6–8th grade math and high school algebra and geometry teacher, RCMA Leadership Academy, Wimauma, FL

“I use IXL in my classroom as enrichment for my students. I have what we call the “IXL Club,” and this is for students who consistently do IXL in addition to their assigned work. When we reach big goals (25,000; 50,000; 75,000; etc.), we have a small celebration (donuts, pizza party, ice cream, etc.).”

–Nikki Grabill, 3rd grade teacher, The Oakwood School, Greenville, NC

So, without further ado, join us in extending a big congratulations to the Elite 100 of 2016:

  • Donna Archer, Lougheed Middle School, Brampton, ON, Canada
  • Roberto Barboza, Rice Elementary School, West Covina, CA
  • Doreen Beech, American Charter Academy, Palmer, AL
  • Christina Benson, North Woods Elementary School, Cook, MN
  • Erin Bernstein, St. Vincent Ferrer Parish School, River Forest, IL
  • Jennifer Blume, Higher Ground Academy, St. Paul, MN
  • Brent Bovitz, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Ramon Braza, Chesapeake Math and IT Academy South, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Debbie Brogan, Pickard Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Leslie Brown, Oasis Academy, Fallon, NV
  • Nicolette Campabello, Pershing Elementary School, Berwyn, IL
  • Angela Carree, Faith Academy School of Excellence, Norfolk, VA
  • Maria del Recuerdo Casillas, San Roberto Instituto, Valle Alto Campus, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
  • Valarie Clark, Delhi Charter School, Delhi, LA
  • Louella Cote, Norwood Creek Elementary School, San Jose, CA
  • Joshua De Moya, Luria Academy of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
  • Shaquelle Duncan, IDEA Public Schools, San Antonio, TX
  • Dustin Ecker, Grassy Creek Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN
  • Jessi Ellis, Indian Creek Intermediate School, Traflagar, IN
  • Terry Fritz, Montessori School House, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Jason Fugate, Marie Roberts Caney Elementary, Lost Creek, KY
  • Jane Gordiyenko, Lougheed Middle School, Brampton, ON, Canada
  • James Gorski, George Washington Carver School #87, Indianapolis, IN
  • Nikki Grabill, The Oakwood School, Greenville, NC
  • Jami Gress, Celestine Elementary School, Celestine, IN
  • Weslyn Harry, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Amy Hedges, Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School, Avon, IN
  • Alison Hernandez, Galileo Scholastic Academy, Chicago, IL
  • Cory Hilty, Arlington Elementary School, Arlington, OH
  • Paula Hinson, Mary Williams Elementary School, Dumfries, VA
  • Lisa Hlavin, Prairie Trail School, Wadsworth, IL
  • Debbie Hoggatt, Montezuma Elementary School, Montezuma, IN
  • Scott Holcroft, Rykers’ Ridge Elementary School, Madison, IN
  • Ashley Hughes, Bald Creek Elementary School, Burnsville, NC
  • Lisa Ivy, Mary Williams Elementary School, Dumfries, VA
  • Amy Johnson, Village of Barboursville Elementary School, Barboursville, WV
  • Mary Ellen Kanthack, Brookwood Middle School, Genoa City, WI
  • David Kaul, Fernforest Public School, Brampton, ON, Canada
  • Shelley Kleypas, Winfield Elementary School, Winfield, AL
  • David Korsah-Dick, The American School of Bangkok, Green Valley Campus, Samutprakarn, Thailand
  • Vickie Land, Plainview School, Rainsville, AL
  • Randy Lewis, Brookwood Middle School, Genoa City, WI
  • Makuena Lintsa, American International School of Lesotho, Maseru, Lesotho
  • Judy Lorenze, Montezuma Elementary School, Montezuma, IN
  • Wanda Mallett, Mount Jefferson Jr. High School, Lee, ME
  • Marina  Mantel, Pickard Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Nicholas Mongeon, Loyola High School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Daniel Morrow, Tropico Middle School, Rosamond, CA
  • Alyssa Mostyn, St Ailbe Catholic School, Chicago, IL
  • Eric Nagl, Carroll High School, Carroll, IA
  • Emily Nash, Hawthorne Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN
  • Donna Nixon, Braden River Elementary School, Bradenton, FL
  • Nancy Nowaczyk, Piper School, Berwyn, IL
  • Irene Orr, St. Columban School, Irvine, CA
  • Jin-young Park, East Middle School, Aurora, CO
  • Matthew Parke, St. Andrew’s Priory School, Honolulu, HI
  • William Pass, Eli Whitney Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Ronnie Peterson, Meridian Elementary School, El Cajon, CA
  • Long Phan, Victoria University Secondary College, Albanvale, VIC, Australia
  • Kevin Rawson, Palma School, Salinas, CA
  • Peter Roberts, The American School of Bangkok, Green Valley Campus, Samutprakarn, Thailand
  • Jennifer Robertson, Indian Creek Intermediate School, Traflagar, IN
  • Charles Rogalla, Tara Elementary School, Bradenton, FL
  • Heather Savery, Shady Valley Elementary School, Shady Valley, TN
  • Betty Sellas, Galileo Scholastic Academy, Chicago, IL
  • Joseph Semadeni, Osmond Elementary School, Afton, WY
  • Candace Shipp, Winfield Elementary School, Winfield, AL
  • Doreen  Shottek, Francis J. Varieur School, Pawtucket, RI
  • Jackie Sinclair, Poquoson Elementary School, Poquoson, VA
  • Jeffrey Sipper, Cuyuna Range Elementary School, Crosby, MN
  • Sandy Skinner, Legacy Academy, Elizabeth, CO
  • Jim Sommerfeldt, Voyager School, Grand Haven, MI
  • Adam Storey, Ligonier Valley Middle School, Ligonier, PA
  • Milinda Sylvain, Diamond Minds Transformational Leadership Academy, Miami, FL
  • Stacey Teipen, Seymour-Jackson Elementary, Seymour, IN
  • Dan Tomas, St. Michael Catholic School, London, ON, Canada
  • Nelia Toney, Foothill Oaks Elementary, Sacramento, CA
  • Kim Treloar, Kihei Charter School, Kihei, HI
  • Jane Tsap, Ivy Academia Charter School, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Nat Underhill, Lincoln Elementary School, St. Charles, IL
  • Michelle VanDeursen, Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School, Ocala, FL
  • Jason Vermillion, Arlington Elementary School, Arlington, OH
  • Dianne  Villanueva, St. Joachim School, Hayward, CA
  • Kalynn Viramontes, RCMA Leadership Academy, Wimauma, FL
  • Heidi Wachtel, Deshler Public Schools, Deshler, NE
  • Bryce Wait, Athelstone School, Athelstone, SA, Australia
  • Jessica Weber, Two Springs School, Bellevue, NE
  • Jason Weittenhiller, Belmont Elementary School, Belmont, WI
  • Michelle Wilcox, Cordelia Hills Elementary School, Fairfield, CA
  • Sara Williams, Kirksville High School, Kirksville, MO
  • Pam Wimer, St. Mary’s School, Moscow, ID
  • David Witt, P.S. 91 Richard Arkwright School, Ridgewood, NY
  • Patty Witte, Sandra Cisneros/Gage Park, Chicago, IL
  • Lynn Wolfe, Tara Elementary School, Bradenton, FL
  • Rod Wolford, General Shanks Elementary School, Portland, IN
  • Wayne Woodard, Cortland Elementary School, Seymour, IN