• Welcome to Responsive Instruction (RI) at Algonkian Elementary
    The 2021-2022 school year will be Algonkian's thirteenth year of implementing Responsive Instruction (RI) in the area of reading.  We are proud that our RI program  includes  grades 1-5 .  Algonkian is one of seven schools within the county now implementing this proactive, problem solving approach.
    For additional information regarding RI, please see "RI overview" under the link: Parent Resources.
    Meet Algonkian's Responsive Instruction (RI) Leadership Team: 
    Brian Blubaugh (Principal) 
    Karen Shields (Assistant Principal)
    Lisa Mcalpine (1st Grade Teacher)
    Kathy Thomas (2nd Grade Teacher) 

    Jessica Wippich (5th Grade Teacher)

    What does this team do?
    This team meets monthly at Algonkian to review data, problem solve any RI related issues, and outline and set goals for effective RI implementation.