Educator of the Month

Educator of the Month Diane Meyer

Rick Merrill is Honoring Amazing Educators in Snohomish County...

Who demonstrate their care and commitment to each generation of children.   Winners are presented a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.
 
We would like to Congratulate the  Educator of the Month Winner…
Diane Meyer of the Lakewood Middle School.

A Special Thank You To Katelynn C. For This Nomination…

The teacher I would like to nominate is Mrs. Diane Meyer, she teaches Algebra and Geometry, along with being a volleyball coach at Lakewood Middle School in Arlington for 19 years, she is wonderful, kind and supportive.

She is always available for advice or help which encourages us to try harder to be successful. Her favorite song to play before a test is “Eye of the Tiger” being that math is important for many aspects in life, she teaches the daily lessons with a style that we are able to understand the formulas to solve the problems, and to achieve well on the tests with high scores.

When I first entered her class I was nervous if I would be able to continue reaching my math competency, but thanks to Mrs. Meyer I have been successful on maintaining my academic grade of an A in this class.

I would appreciate your consideration for Mrs. Meyer as a recipient of your teacher of the month. I know this would bring great joy to her to know her gift of teaching has inspiring us to always focus on success and to” rise to the challenge”.

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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…
 
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Educator of the Month Nick Brown

Rick Merrill is Honoring Amazing Educators in Snohomish County...

Who demonstrate their care and commitment to each generation of children.   Winners are presented a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.
 
We would like to Congratulate the Educator of the Month Winner…

Nick Brown of Arlington School District.

A Special Thank You To Caryn. For This Nomination…

I nominate Nick Brown, an English teacher and Basketball coach at Arlington High School for 22 years.  I would like to recognize Nick for being a humble person.  He demonstrates to others qualities of compassion, determination, and gratitude.

Mr. Brown has made an impact in the lives of 3,000+ kids who have been in his class over the years. Nick has helped many young men in the basketball program learn fundamentals of basketball and how to be a better person. 

For the past 8 years Nick and the Arlington High School have hosted a “Coaches vs. Cancer” game to allow our community to come together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This has been an emotional event as it becomes evident to all attendees how cancer affects loved ones. 

Over the years Nick has become a mentor and counselor to many whose lives have been touched by a cancer diagnosis. He has been able to motivate others through his community service, teaching, and coaching. I am grateful for his continued efforts to inspire students to improve everyday.

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December Educator of the Month

Rick Merrill is Honoring Amazing Educators in Snohomish County...

Who demonstrate their care and commitment to each generation of children.   Winners are presented a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.
 
We would like to Congratulate the December 2017 Educator of the Month Winner…
Aminda Gonzales of Sky Valley Education Center in the Monroe School District.

A Special Thank You To Jill R. For This Nomination…

Aminda doesn’t shy away from helping anyone.

Everything about her glows in encouragement and a ‘Can Do’ attitude! Regardless of a child’s learning style or their own confidence in the ability to succeed, she works with them. And after a short time, their attitude improves and they start to believe in themselves again.

She makes complicated math concepts understandable through various means, like games, manipulatives, and the use of online tools.

She is also a wonderful person outside of school. There is no difference between Aminda the teacher and Aminda the neighbor. She is an angel to anyone who has the privilege of knowing her!

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November Educator Autumn Ipock

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Rick Merrill is Honoring Amazing Educators in Snohomish County...

Who demonstrate their care and commitment to each generation of children.   Winners are presented a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.
 
We would like to Congratulate the November 2017 Educator of the Month Winner…
 Autumn Ipock of Mount Pilchuk Elementary in the Lake Stevens School District.
 
A Special Thank You To Golden For This Nomination…

Autumn Ipock is a special needs teacher at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary in Lake Stevens.

She works tirelessly with her students to help them learn the way only THEY can learn. She tailors every lesson to each individual child, whether they are at a 3rd grade reading level, or still learning to use the bathroom and feed themselves.

She never complains. She truly loves her job more than anyone I know loves their job. And her job is hard. She changes diapers, had children with feeding tubes, children who cannot speak, and still she enjoys what she does so much. When she speaks about her job, you can hear the pride and excitement in her voice. She genuinely loves what she does, and it shows.

Before she was a teacher, she volunteered at a special needs preschool in Granite Falls. She is simply amazing. The amount of grace and patience this woman has is stunning. She goes in on weekends and even went in during both of her maternity leaves to ensure that her students had the best possible lesson plans and materials ready for them each week.

Autumn is the mother of two small boys. She is not only teaching them compassion and understanding, she is touching the lives of every child in her classroom.. year after year. When former students run to her and hug her with pure joy and love on their faces, you know she had touched their lives forever.

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Why I Honor Educators

"There was a time in my life when I was not doing real well in school, in a lot of things and there was this teacher who did not give up on me. His name was Monte Culver.  I know he helped many, many children."

We are surrounded by incredible educators who demonstrate their care and commitment to  each generation of children. We know that they spend countless hours in the classroom going above and beyond to help each and every student achieve greatness.

We select a winner each month of the school year to receive a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.

If you know a local educator who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding commitment to education, please Click here to nominate.

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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.
 
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