Don Ide, Educator Of The Month

We are surrounded with amazing educators who demonstrate their care and commitment to each generation of children. 
 
Congratulations to the March 2017 Educator of the Month Winner…
 
Don Ide of Lynnwood High School in the Edmonds School District.
 
Rick presented Don with a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.
 
A Special Thank You To Patricia For This Nomination…
 
I came to know Mr. Ide when my 2 daughters were in his class. It was a very stressful time in our lives for many reasons, and Mr. Ide always checked in with us to see if we needed anything.
 
Mr Ide is one of those people who has dedicated his life to helping kids prepare to be the best they can be.  Mr Ide is the teacher for D.E.C.A., and is in charge of the student store. In addition to being a awesome teacher of marketing, he has done things above and beyond that have enriched the lives of the students who are in his classes.
 
Mr Ide has been instrumental in transporting kids to various events, exposing kids to the success stories of other people, to show them what a successful future will look like for them.  Every summer,he arranges scholarships for several students to attend business camp in Eastern Washington.  For many of these kids, it is the first time they get to experience life outside of Lynnwood.  My 2 daughters were invited to go for 4 years, and loved it!
 
Every day, at the start of a class and again at the end, Mr Ide will stand at the door, shaking the hand of every student as they enter and exit the room, looking them in the eyes and asking a sincere question. It could be "What's your favorite movie", or "How are you today" and he listens as each kid answers the question.
 
Over the 4 years that I had kids at Lynnwood High, I heard over and over the difference Mr Ide has made in lives, because, as more than one teenager said "Mr Ide is the only one that asks me how I am, and the only one who listens to my answers."  He is truly a gem who can teach all of us how to be better people.
 
Nominate Today…
 
If you know a local educator who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding commitment to education, their countless hours in the classroom spent going above and beyond, dedication to their students educational growth, please take a moment to let Rick Merrill know…
 
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go…
 
To our website www.rickmerrillattorney.com and nominate them today!
 
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