“Miss Karen” brings a sense of humor and a big heart to Beverly Park. She sings songs and leads Seahawk cheers with the kindergarten students lining up before school. Thanks to her well-known love of the color purple, many students wear purple on Mondays to start their week out right. Karen is effective with students, a great team player, and a role model for students and staff. Thank you, Karen!
Jackie forges relationships with students who have challenges getting to school every day. She gets to the root of problems by building trust. She is a much-loved advisor to the Pacific Islander Club. Jackie created a scholarship last year in memory of her father Jack Enghusen. It provides funds to help student athletes play who are not able to afford ASB or participation fees. Jackie is a powerful example of how much we owe staff who know students by name, strength, and need, and then go above and beyond in meeting those needs.
Last fall Gloria received a student who was starting out his education journey with difficult behavior challenges. By the 100-day mark, she had marshalled every resource to help him become happy, successful, and excited about school. Her tenacity and unwillingness to give up on this child has paid off.
Kyle plans time to get to know students by name, strength, and need at the Learning Center each week. He gives his undivided attention when listening to students, and his first priority is their safety and well-being. Kyle pushes the team to think outside the box on their ability to support students. His stand on any issue is always directly aligned with a student’s best interest.
Joanne works tirelessly to promote reading at her high school campus. This school year, she is one of 100 recipients of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Library Grants for $1000 to purchase STEM materials to support students reading below grade level. Joanne is one dedicated librarian making a difference one grant and one student at a time. Thank you, Joanne!
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