Profiles in Teaching

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.

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Recent Washington State Teachers of the Year

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