March 2015 Educator of the Month Winner
Over the summer Rick had decided that he wanted to reward our local educators for the hard work 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 February we received several nominations for Educator of the Month for the month of March. After a thorough review of all the entries, the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill decided on a winner, Kathleen Wilde. Ms. Wilde is a Naval Science Instructor for the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Program for the Marysville School District. Ms. Wilde was nominated by a fellow colleague. Below is the entry that was submitted through our website to nominate Ms. Wilde for the Educator of the Month for the month of March. The nominator speaks very highly of Ms. Wilde and it was an obvious choice for the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill, KXA 1520 am and the Everett Silvertips to choose Ms. Wilde as the March 2015 Educator of the Month winner.
“Chief Kathleen Wilde, USN(RET) is in her third year of teaching as the Naval Science Instructor for the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Program (NJROTC) for the Marysville School District. Since her retirement from the U.S. Navy, she has been my teaching partner. In her first three years, she has established herself as dynamic teacher and mentor for the students in our program as well as the rest of the students she comes in contact with. Chief Wilde inspires and challenges our students who represent all off the high schools in the Marysville School District. She is energetic and personable. Chief Wilde is very good at engaging students with critical thinking skills about course curriculum and current events. She provides sage advice and counseling to all students about career opportunities in the military services and civilian sector educating our students on skills needed for post high school endeavors.
In addition to her teaching duties, she coaches our extracurricular 3 drill teams and 2 color guards. Two of the drill teams and 1 color guard earned invitations to the NW JROTC Drill and Rifle Conference Regional Championships in March at MT Tahoma HS competing against other JROTC Programs representing all services from Oregon and Washington. Our color guards provide honor guard services throughout Snohomish County and the Puget Sound Area.
Chief Wilde has rapidly established herself in the district and NJROTC Program as a teacher and mentor. The last two years, Marysville NJROTC Unit has been designated a Distinguished Unit by the US Navy, an award reserved for the top 20% of the over 500 Navy JROTC Units around the world. Chief Wilde has my strongest recommendation for your Teacher of the Month Award.”
Here is Rick presenting Ms. Wilde with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made payable to Marysville School District and and Kathleen Wilde, for her to use as she wishes to help meet students needs in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Program for the Marysville School District.
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