Hans M. Andersen Elementary School
Location: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Type of School: Public
Andersen was built on farm land which has since turned suburban in the south part of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The staff at Andersen is dedicated to fostering respect for individual differences, communicating high expectations, and helping students develop positive personal qualities. Each student at Andersen is given the opportunity to learn through a variety of teaching strategies in a culturally rich and educationally stimulating learning environment.
The hub of Andersen’s activity is located in the library where an enormous teepee adorned with beads, feathers and Native American symbols stands majestically. Each wooden bead, feather, and symbol is embellished with tiny squares representing an individual’s act of good character. Inspired by the Character Counts program and powered by an enthusiastic staff, the Character Counts teepee is a reflection of Oklahoma’s culture and a pledge from the school community to act with respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship. Character Counts Coordinator Chelle Cook says,” Our tepee has provided a fantastic focal point for a school wide activity that promotes a safe and productive learning environment.”
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