There are numerous ways in which Christina Fritsch serves McMicken and significantly contributes to the entire community. She is an innovative, tech-savvy practitioner who consistently models a genuine love of learning.
Martha Gibson is an outstanding 5th-grade teacher at Hilltop Elementary. She is retiring this year after teaching for 46 years--26 of those years at Hilltop Elementary. She is dedicated to making sure all of her students, even those just arriving in the U.S., are able to access the curriculum and make every day a positive learning experience.
Bow Lake Elementary’s ASL Interpreters team Andy Brune, Emily Moody, Dona Shukara, Colleen Frantz, Summer Webster and Danielle Thurman have been doing exemplary work. They provide attentive and important sign language communications for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and are the link between the hearing and non-hearing world. These interpreters are compassionate, sensitive, kind and attentive when working with students. They rarely miss work and when they do, the others work as a team to cover student needs. They attend meetings when necessary with parents, staff and students to provide the link for communications when discussing vital information, which can take place after school and go on late into the day.
Linda Lambert is an amazing teacher--she makes learning fun for everyone involved--students as well as staff members. She is always willing to try something new and challenging. She thinks outside the box and brings new experiences to the students each and every year. Linda thinks about each student and comes up with ways for them to meet their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals, from cooking and learning each position in a restaurant, voting on the uniform, and designing the menu, to training for how to ride Metro independently, and planning community outings. Linda goes above and beyond and inspires everyone else to do so as well.
From breakfast cashier to recess monitor to rebound room teacher, Lori makes each student at Shorewood feel special. Her kind and gentle spirit greets each student in the morning as they get breakfast. She continues to check in on struggling students throughout the day and monitor those needing extra supervision. Everyone knows they have her in their corner rooting for them to make good choices. More than one student has requested a visit with "the teacher who makes you feel better!" Lori helps make Shorewood a warm and welcoming place for students and staff alike.
Libby DeBell, Principal, Cascade Middle School
Jamie Peek, Lead Custodian, Evergreen Campus
Alexa Wayman, Student Re-engagement Counselor, Connection Center
Tyler Ashby, ILC Teacher, Health Sciences & Human Services High School
Andrea Haisch, Kindergarten Teacher, Marvista Elementary
Beth Stimson, Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) Assistant
Emily Manalisay, Lead Custodian, Chinook Middle School
Wesley Smith, Reading & Math Interventionist, McMicken Heights Elementary
Rocio Ceja, ELL Tutor, Cedarhurst Elementary
Chad Kodama, Assistant Principal, Cedarhurst Elementary
Juan Lozano, Teacher, Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment
Isuzu Niizuma Arambula, District Ombudsman, Central Office
Debra Craig, ILC Paraeducator, Cascade Middle School
Camille Churchill, Family Advocate, GLEA Program, White Center Heights Elementary
Nicole Isernio, Kindergarten Teacher, Bow Lake Elementary
Yana Aronova, Math Teacher, Highline High School
Jami Haskin, Resource Manager; Kevin Tatum, Warehouse Manager; Sandy Jacobson, Science Materials Technician; Instruction and Innovation
Bernard Koontz, Language Learning and Teacher Development Executive Director, Central Office
Lisa Foote, Social Worker, Mount Rainier Service Area and Woodside Site
Karen Boucher, Literacy Coach, Cascade Middle School
Yadira Rosales, Bilingual Paraeducator/Family Liaison, Arts & Academics Academy
Anissa Sharratt, Manager, Connection Center
Frank Cantwell, Assistant Principal, CHOICE Academy
Michael Sita, Principal, New Start, CHOICE Academy, and Alternative Programs