Teaching means influencing the lives of countless young people. Your dedication and hard work will be felt every day by your students. When you teach, you make a difference.
Excellence in teaching is also formally recognized. One such example is the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award. Recipients receive national recognition, including a visit with the President.
2012 Mark Ray – Skyview High School, Vancouver, WA
2011 Jay Maebori - Kentwood High School, Kent, WA
2010 Jamie Yoos - Bellingham High School; Bellingham WA
2009 Susan Johnson – Cle Elem/Rosalyn High School; Cle Elum/Rosalyn, WA
2008 Laral Jones - Pasco School District; Pasco, WA
2007 Andrea Peterson -Monte Cristo; Granite Falls, WA
2006 Susan Barnard - Shelton School District; Shelton, WA
2005 Tamera Steen - Mabton Junior / Senior High; Yakima, WA
2004 Dennis Griner - Garfield - Palouse High School;Palouse, WA
2003 Veronique Paquette - Kenroy Elementary; Wenatchee, WA
2002 David McKay - Aberdeen High School; Aberdeen, WA
2001 Katie Henderson - Glenridge Elementary School; Kent, WA
2000 Marvin Sather - Riverside High School; Chattaroy, WA