Distinguished educators 2016-2017 

March 2017 - Chris Lund

 

On June 13, 2017, ​Chris Lund, 5th grade teacher at Whitworth Elementary School, was presented with the​

March​ Distinguished Educator Award.

​His nominator​s​ w​ere ​John Wagner and Lisa Reamer former teacher and current teacher at Whitworth Elementary.

 

​They gathered comments from Mr. Lund's students including some of the following:

 

  • ​He​ pushes me to do my best, and I like that in teachers

  • I know that I will have a smart mind in the future because of his teaching

  • He helps us by making stuff interesting so we actually want to learn

  • Mr. Lund is helpful, he makes sure you get what you are doing. He helps us improve

  • He has good tricks to help us learn

  • He makes learning fun

  • He taught us to never give up even if we don't think we can do it

  • He's very kind to us and respectful

 

​His nominators worked with him for several years and believe he is a wonderful caring and effective educator who is deserving of the Distinguished Educator Award.​

 

Please join me in congratulating !

January 2017 - Brandy Dickerson

Today Brandy Dickerson, biology teacher at Dallas High School, was presented with the January Distinguished Educator Award.

 

Her nominators were Ed and Lori Dressel (parents) and Isaiah Dressel (student).

 

They shared these comments about Ms.Dickerson:

 

  • She goes above and beyond her calling as a teacher

  • The material she presented was excellent, her expectations always high, and her commitment to our student's success a priority

  • Materials were readily accessible and up to date on her website

  • The variety of learning styles she captured, gave opportunity for success

  • The material was challenging, but not unreachable

  • She set high expectations for herself as well

  • It was a huge blessing to have someone who was on our team, cheering on our student to reach high and keep going

Please join me in congratulating Brandy!

November 2016 - Rachel Baer

Rachel Baer, educational assistant at Lyle Elementary School, was presented with the November Distinguished Educator Award.  

Her nominator was Elizabeth Blake, teacher at Lyle Elementary

She shared these comments about Mrs. Baer: 

  • She has a tender and caring heart for her students 

  • She is so patient as she works with students on writing 

  • She makes an effort to connect with each of them individually

  • She holds her students to a high standard

  • Her students love her

The students shared drawings and writings to Mrs. Baer, expressing their appreciation for all the help she gives them with writing.  Her students think she is the best!

Please join us in congratulating Rachel!

October 2016 - Barb Buchan

On November 28th, Barb Buchan, 3rd grade teacher at Lyle Elementary School, was presented with the October Distinguished Educator Award.

 

Her nominator was Brenda Hess, parent of a 3rd grade student.

 

She shared these comments about Mrs.Buchan:

 

  • She is kind, patient, and artistic

  • She individualizes learning to the child's ability

  • She encouraged my son's natural gift in science and math by allowing him to explore special projects

  • She has impacted my son's life greatly

  • She creates a safe, connected, and thriving learning environment in her classroom

 

Here is what other students had to say about Mrs. Buchan:

 

  • Thank you for teaching us new things and for being polite

  • Thank you for all the fun times with us

  • Mrs. Buchan is very kind to us

  • Thank you for teaching us new math

  • Thank you for teaching us every single thing

  • Mrs. Buchan is very kind and helpful

 

 

Please join me in congratulating Barb!

 

 

September 2016 - Teresa Larios

On October 27, Teresa Larios, 6th grade teacher at laCreole Middle School, was presented with the September Distinguished Educator Award at a 6th grade assembly.  

 

Her nominator was Amy McFarland, colleague at LaCreole Middle School.

 

She shared these comments about Mrs. Larios:

 

  • She is encouraging, kind, caring, and compassionate to students

  • She always goes above and beyond for her students

  • She makes learning fun and has such a big heart

  • She is calm and patient

  • She has had a positive influence on my daughter's education and helped make reading enjoyable for her.

 

Here is what other students had to say about Mrs. Larios:

 

  • She is the best teacher ever

  • She's funny and makes good jokes

  • She makes everything really fun

  • She is a great teacher

  • She is very encouraging

 

 

Please join me in congratulating Teresa!