April 2015 Educator of Month Winner

April 2015  Educator of the Month Winner

Over the summer Rick had decided that he wanted to reward our local educators for the hardwork and dedication that they give to our local students and communities.  Rick partnered up with local radio station KXA 1520 AM and the Everett Silvertips to sponsor a local educator each month.  

And the Winner is?

During the month of March we received several nominations for Educator of the Month for the month of April.  After a thorough review of all the entries, the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill decided on a winner, Scott Moberly.  Mr. Moberly is the Drama teacher at Arlington High School.  Mr. Moberly was nominated by a parent of a student who attends Arlington High School.  Below is the entry that was submitted through our website to nominate Mr. Moberly for the Educator of the Month for the month of April.  The nominator speaks very highly of Mr. Moberly and it was an obvious choice for him to be selected as the April Educator of the Month award.

“The ability of a teacher/coach to excite and encourage young people to greatness is what I want my kids to experience. Mr. Scott Moberly has done that and then some. I have a freshman daughter at Arlington High School who until this past September had never heard of Mr. Moberly. As an elective she took his Intro. to Drama class. Being 1 of only 2 freshman in the class had my 14 year old "nervous as hell". With a push here, a nudge there, 1 month into the class Mr. Moberly had convinced her to tryout for the spring musical. Having no theater background, and scared as hell, she finally conceded to trying out. Well, as they say in show business, the rest is history. LOL! Out of over 100 trying out she gets selected to be in the musical. The success is burning a fire of enjoyment. The enjoyment is fueling her confidence. Her new found confidence is pushing her to work and strive for more. She's now looking for vocal lessons. Her and some cast mates are looking at summer theater groups. She received an A in the first drama class and is taking it again this semester. She's already signed up for Advanced Drama next year." 

My background may not be in the Arts. But as a retired Army Captain and helicopter pilot, and a basketball coach of almost 30 years I can tell when a leader has their "act" together. 
Mr. Moberly teaches 5 classes of drama/day, directs 2 huge productions/year, oversees a drama club recognized enough to take trips to New York and Ashland every other year, has kids banging down his door to get involved, coordinates the non casted" students in stage crafting and lighting and production. 

After minutes of being around him one can tell he does this for the love of theater...and the love of the kids.”


Here is Rick presenting Mr. Moberly with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made payable to Arlington School District and and Scott Moberly, for him to use as he wishes to help students to continue to excel in his classroom.   

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