Firstly Congrats to Mr. Tenreiro. I'm always skeptical of these awards. Many things were listed on what he has done for the school, however the overall success to these implementations are not listed. For instance, doubling AP offerings. Well, if there was only one AP offering before, he made it two. Expanding STEM classes is not necessarily a positive based on the work force needed in your community. This could actually be a hindrance. In my area, the oil field is huge. Not the planning of wells, or even the engineering portion, but rather the labor. These are well paying jobs to drill, weld (especially underwater), electrical, and supervisors. Adding STEM classes wouldn't really help our community all that much. I'm not saying that his community is in the same situation, however adding these options to your curriculum may not even tell the success of the programs. What if there are only 18 in these classes, but at the cost of 9th grade English that has 32? Does that make it successful?
As it has been with the desire to have more and more data (through testing), we soon hurt the end result. By trying to create one thing, we lose sight of the cost of the big picture. Adding a bright shiny bumper and a new paint job to a car that wasn't prepped properly may make it look nice, but in the end you're actually doing a disservice by not repairing it properly first. It is because of this, that we should be skeptical of "accomplishments" and by how they come. I truly hope that the school and community greatly benefit from his tenure there, and continue to flourish by advancing education both through student and teacher achievement.