Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications

As a parent of a student at the Academy of Dover, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teachers and requires the Academy of Dover to provide this information in a timely manner when you ask for it.

Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:

1. Whether the teacher has met all Delaware licensing and certification requirements for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
2. Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional certificate because of special circumstances.
3. The teacher's major, and whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees.
4. Whether any paraprofessionals provide services to your child, and if they do, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact 302-674-0684 or cheri.marshall@aod.k12.de.us