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Educator of the Month...

It is inspiring to read all of the heartfelt applications that are submitted each month.  We are surrounded by incredible educators who demonstrate their care and commitment to  each generation of children.  After careful review, we have selected our winner!  

And the Winner of the January 2016 Educator of the Month Award Is…

Carrie Frederickson of Fairmount Elementary in the Mukilteo School District

Below is the entry that was submitted to our website outlining why Ms. Frederickson is so deserving of  the $500 award:

I am nominating my mother for this because she has always put every effort she has into her kids in her 3rd grade classes over the years and goes above and beyond to make learning a fun experience for the kids and spends her own money to create activities and learning games and holiday parties or classroom goal parties that the school cannot supply for her, so she goes that extra mile to make school something kids look forward to everyday.

This year she is transferring schools and will be transitioning to teaching 1st grade and I think she deserves this to help with a new start to the year for all her hard work during her teaching career.

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The recipient receives a plaque, a Great Big Check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.

The Clock is Ticking…

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, dedicated to their students educational growth please let Rick know...

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go…

Go to our website www.rickmerrillattorney.com and nominate them today!

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Matt Grover Educator of the Month

 

Educator of the Month...

It is inspiring to read all of the heartfelt applications that are submitted each month.  We are surrounded by incredible educators who demonstrate their care and commitment to  each generation of children.  After careful review, we have selected our winner!  

And the Winner of the December 2015 Educator of the Month Award Is….

Matt Grover, of Hilltop Elementary in the Edmonds School District

Below is the entry that was submitted to our website outlining why Mr. Grover is so deserving of  the $500 award:

I have had the great pleasure of not only working with Mr. Matt Grover, but my son was lucky enough to have him as his third grade teacher. Mr. Grover is an amazing teacher who shows a huge amount of care for his students. He has such a calm and kind manner, and treats his students with so much respect. 

He has an incredible way of helping all his students to grow to love reading. My son was a good reader going into third grade, but gained a great love and interest in books by the end of the school year because of Mr. Grover. Mr. Grover helped in creating a boy’s book club which brought over 50 boys to gather after school to read and talk about books. It was amazing to see so many boys gather, and I am confident that it was a successful club because of Mr. Grover. 

I feel blessed and fortunate that my son was able to learn and grow from Mr. Grover. My son says, "He is a good teacher because he read us a lot of really cool books. He is very nice and doesn't ever get mad. I learned to love reading a lot and I learned a lot of math." 

I hope you will choose Mr. Grover as a teacher of the month, he is more than deserving of this award!

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The recipient receives a plaque, a Great Big Check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.

The Clock is Ticking…

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, dedicated to their students educational growth please let Rick know...

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go…

Go to our website www.rickmerrillattorney.com and nominate them today!

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November 2015 Educator of the Month

The stylish hat Rick is sporting was made by the 5th grade students from Jackson Elementary!

The stylish hat Rick is sporting was made by the 5th grade students from Jackson Elementary!

Educator of the Month...

It is inspiring to read all of the heartfelt applications that are submitted each month.  We are surrounded by incredible educators who demonstrate their care and commitment to  each generation of children.  After careful review, we have selected our winner!  

And the Winner of the November 2015 Educator of the Month Award Is….

Claire Baker, of Jackson Elementary in the Everett School District.

Below is the entry that was submitted to our website outlining why Ms. Baker is so deserving of  the $500 award:

Claire Baker teaches 5th grade at Jackson Elementary school. She goes above and beyond with her students and community.

Claire taught her students to crochet for years with her mother's help. In the last two years she and I started an after-school Fiber Arts Club to continue teaching the students crochet along with other ways to work with fiber.

 She has also taken on a leading role in the summer reading challenge, sending postcards to students, encouraging staff to take pictures of themselves reading, and even asking her sons band to perform a concert if the school reaches their reading goal.

 Claire devotes many hours and her own income to prepare her class to be a place for learning. She is an outstanding part of our Jackson community and deserves to be acknowledged as such. Thank you for considering my request.

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The recipient receives a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom.

The Clock is Ticking…

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, dedicated to their students educational growth please let Rick know...

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go…

Go to our website www.rickmerrillattorney.com and nominate them today!

Give us a call

If you have been arrested, received a notice requiring you to appear in court, or have been given a ticket you may need the of help of Rick Merrill.  

Rick is an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney and has been helping people in your situation since 1992.

If you have any questions throughout the process call the office, we very happy to help.

We would love to hear from you!  

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October 2015 Educator of the Month Winner

October 2015 Educator of the Month Winner

This month we received several entries for the Educator of the Month.  It was really interesting to read all of the great things people had to say about our local educators.  After careful review, we selected a winner!  Jenny Granger of Emerson Elementary in Snohomish School District is the October 2015 Educator of the Month Winner!

Below is a the entry that was submitted to our website outlining why Ms. Granger deserved the $500 award:

“Jenny has taken her love of reading and kids and created a most successful summer reading program.  When it was clear that many of her students were not able to do summer reading because they lacked books, Jenny decided to create the Snohomish Book Cafe.  She collected books, wrote grants, and worked tirelessly to get books into the hands of kids.  Each week, the book cafe bookmobile heads to different locations in Snohomish (trailer parks, Boys and Girls Club, etc) with the simple goal of getting books into hands of kids.  The books are for the kids to keep and love.

Jenny works tirelessly to make sure that the book cafe runs smoothly.  While she is not doing the weekly runs this year, there is not a week that goes by that she does not find herself looking for books for kids (yes, she does take special requests), organizing the book donations, or looking for ways to connect more kids to books, simply put, she is my hero!  The thing is, though, that she is not doing anything that millions of teachers do day in and day out.  She is putting her students first.  Isn’t that what we look to them to do?”

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Recognition is something everyone appreciates.  We all deserve a pat on the back every once in awhile for a job well done.  Rick wants to pat our local educators on the back and recognize them for their hard work and sacrifices.  So if you know of a local educator, that spends countless hours in the classroom, is dedicated to their students educational growth, and is deserving of a little extra money to help offset the expenses incurred from being an educator, please go to our website www.rickmerrillattorney.com and nominate them today!

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If you’ve just been pulled over and would like Rick to represent you - give us a call  or send us an email, we’ll get right back to you.

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September 2015 Educator of the Month WINNER!

September 2015  Educator of the Month Winner

We have really been working hard to get the word out that Rick is wanting to support our local educators.  Throughout the school year each month we are taking entries through our website of local educators who have been nominated.  We then select 1 winner each month to be recognized as the Educator of the Month Winner.  Each winner will be awarded a check for $500 made payable to them and to their school.  We are really excited to announce September 2015 winner!

And the Winner is?

August and September we received several nominations for the Educator of the Month.  It was fun to receive the nominations, but also very heartwarming to hear how much our local educators sacrifice for the sake of our youth.  After a thorough review of all the entries, the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill decided on a winner, Lisa Curtis.  Ms. Curtis in the Preschool Director at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens.  Below is the nomination that we received for Ms. Lisa.  

    “Lisa curtis the Director & Teacher at Ebenezer.  She, as well as the other teachers, Anya & Tammy, have been keeping this wonderful school alive for many years.  Lisa makes a very low wage and they haven’t had raises in over 5 years.  This is a not-profit Christian based school.  Lisa has worked hundreds of extra unpaid hours over the years.  Her 3 boys & husband have also volunteered many hours.  She also puts on summer camps at no pay for her.  The school has struggled financially for almost all years while still offering scholarships.  She is a wonderful kind-hearted woman who really deserves this acknowledgement!”

Presentation

Here is Rick presenting Ms. Lisa Curtis with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made payable to Ebenezer Lutheran Church and and Lisa Curtis, for her to use as she wishes to help students to continue to excel in the classroom.   

The Goal

Rick’s goal is to help reward our local Snohomish County Educators.  We understand that being an educator in today’s world has a lot of extra stresses.  Most educators spend countless hours with young students, without receiving any type of pay compensation.  Several educators have expressed  their frustrations with having to use their own hard earned money to buy supplies for their classrooms.  Rick hopes that with the $500.00 donation help alleviate some of those stresses, so our local educators can concentrate on educating our youth.

Remember if you know a local educator in the community that goes above and beyond their normal educator duties, please nominate them on our website.  We review the entries every month and select a deserving winner.  

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Have you Nominated your Favorite Educator?

Educator of the Month

Did you know that Rick is wanting to give away $500 a month to a local educator?  We have really been working hard to get the word out that Rick is wanting to support our local educators.  Throughout the school year each month we are taking entries through our website of local educators who have been nominated.  We then select 1 winner each month to be recognized as the Educator of the Month Winner.  Each winner will be awarded a check for $500 made payable to them and to their school.  

Rick and his staff know how difficult it is to be an educator.  Most educators spend their own hard earned money each month to create positive learning environments for our local students.  Sometimes, that money spent is not ever reimbursed to them and they end up just swallowing the cost.  They make this sacrifice so our local students can learn and grow. 

Nominate Now

Recognition is something everyone appreciates.  We all deserve a pat on the back every once in awhile for a job well done.  Rick wants to pat our local educators on the back and recognize them for their hard work and sacrifices.  So if you know of a local educator, that spends countless hours in the classroom, is dedicated to their students educational growth, and is deserving of a little extra money to help offset the expenses incurred from being an educator, please go to our website www.rickmerrillattorney.com and nominate them today.

Give us a Call

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of receiving an infraction or a DUI, please don’t hesitate to give Rick a call.  He is an experienced attorney and has been handling traffic violation and DUI cases since 1992.

If you’ve just been pulled over and would like Rick to represent you - give us a call  or send us an email, we’ll get right back to you.

If you have any questions at any time throughout the process you can always call and ask the office - we are more than happy to help.

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May 2015 Educator of the Month

Last 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 to sponsor a local Snohomish County educator each month.

And the Winner is?

Over the course of the school year we have received several nominations for Educator of the Month.  After a thorough review of all the entries, the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill decided on a winner, Dana Krsnadas.  Ms. Krsnadas is a teacher of marketing classes along with the DECA advisor and helps students run the Charger Station at Marysville Getchell High School.  Ms. Krsnadas was nominated by several students that attend Marysville Getchell High School. Below are the multiple entries that we received for Ms. Krsnadas nomination for the Educator of the Month for the month of May.  

“Ms. Krsnadas runs our clubs and teaches us skills that will help us be successful in the future” Adie H.

“Ms. Krsnadas deserves this award because she’s always hard working and has classes that can help students find a better career.  She also runs the student store and an organization called DECA” Jackie H.

“Ms. K deserves this because she is the best DECA advisor and loves all of her students!  She gets to know everyone personally and genuinely cares about our future!” Kristin N.

“Ms. K deserves this because she is always there for her students and cares for all her students.  She is a great teacher” Kaitlin S.

Presentation

Here is Rick presenting Ms. Krsnadas with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made payable to Marysville School District and and Dana Krsnadas, for her to use as she wishes to help students to continue to excel in the classroom.   

The Goal

Rick’s goal is to help reward our local Snohomish County Educators.  We understand that being an educator in today’s world has a lot of extra stresses.  Most educators spend countless hours with young students, without receiving any type of pay compensation.  Several educators have expressed to Rick their frustrations with having to use their own hard earned money to buy supplies for their classrooms.  Rick hopes that with the $500.00 donation help alleviate some of those stresses, so our local educators can concentrate on educating our youth.

Remember if you know a local educator in the community that goes above and beyond their normal educator duties, please nominate them on our website.  We review the entries every month and select a deserving winner.  

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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.”

Presentation

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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March 2015 Educator of the Month Winner

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.”

Presentation

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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February 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 January we received several nominations for Educator of the Month for the month of February.  After a thorough review of all the entries, the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill decided on a winner, Kathleen Vigil is a 3rd grade teacher at Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual help in Everett.  Ms. Vigil was nominated by a parent.  Below is the entry that was submitted through our website to nominate Ms. Vigil for the Educator of the Month for the month of February.  You can see it was an obvious choice to select Ms. Vigil as the winner. The nominator speaks very highly of Ms. Vigil and it was an obvious choice for the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill, KXA 1520 am and the Everett Silvertips to choose Ms. Vigil as the February 2015 Educator of the Month winner.

“Kathleen Vigil is a credit to her profession.  She is willing to go the extra mile for her students.  Her leadership of her students is a credit to her professionalism and her religion.  She is willing to take extra steps to insure that her students excel in life and academically.  Each Sunday she is visible presence at the 10:00 mass at Immaculate Conception Church as an usher with her husband, and always has a smile on her face and an encouraging word for each of her students inside and outside the classroom.  I am proud to say that she has been a positive influence on my daughter and each of the students that she has taught.  Please consider her for your teacher of the month, as she is an outstanding teacher in Everett!”

Presentation

Here is Rick presenting Ms. Vigil with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made payable to Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual Help and and Kathleen Vigil, for her to use as she wishes to help meet students needs in the classroom.  

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JANUARY 2015 Educator of the Month Winner

January 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 December we received several nominations for Educator of the Month for the month of December.  After a thorough review of all the entries, the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill decided on a winner, Sarah Leighow is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Northshore Christian Academy in Everett.  Ms. Leighow was nominated by a student.  Below is the entry that was submitted through our website to nominate Ms. Leighow for the Educator of the Month for the month of January.  You can see it was an obvious choice to select Ms. Leighow as the winner. The nominator speaks very highly of Ms. Leighow and it was an obvious choice for the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill, KXA 1520 am and the Everett Silvertips to choose Ms. Leighow as the January 2015 Educator of the Month winner.

“Mrs. Leighow goes above and beyond for the children and parents.  Her love of the children and teaching shows in all the details such as correspondence with the parents and keeping them involved with the children’s lessons and day to day activities.  She shows such respect and love for the children.  We think she is the best teacher out there!”

Presentation

Here is Rick presenting Ms. Leighow with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made out to Northshore Christian Academy and Sarah Leighow, for her to use as she wishes to help meet students needs in the classroom.  Rick hosted Ms. Leighow and her friend to an Everett Silvertips Hockey home game on January 17, 2015 at the Xfinity Arena in his suite. 

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December 2014 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 November we received several nominations for Educator of the Month for the month of December.  After a thorough review of all the entries, the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill decided on a winner, Jim Strickland a special education teacher at Marysville Pilchuck High School.  Mr. Strickland was nominated by a student.  Below is the entry that was submitted through our website to nominate Mr. Strickland for the Educator of the Month for the month of December.  You can see it was an obvious choice to select Mr. Strickland as the winner.

“From the day I started attending Pilchuck in my Junior year, Mr.Strickland was a sort of crutch for me to lean on. He teaches the special ed students of Pilchuck, and out of all the spec.ed. teachers I've had, he's been the kindest and most patient. For everything I have a hard time understanding, he's been able to explain it simply, and in a way that I can understand and follow, and without making me feel stupid. 

I think the most impacting thing he did for me... was when a group of girls started to harass me in PE. When I was scared to tears and didn't know who to run to, I went to him and he took a minute away from his class to help me calm down and get my mom to pick me up.

When I considered running away, he talked with me about it, and instead of criticizing me for it, he suggested I go to a teen support home for a little while so I would still be safe while letting my mom and I have some time apart. When I had trouble in my other classes, he'd try to help me understand.  When I told him I wanted to publish a novel, he excitedly supported me every step of the way.  Whenever I had a hard time in school, whether it be education or people, or just my emotions overwhelming me, he was always the one I thought of first, and always the one who was most willing to help me.

A lot of his students have problems communicating with others, and he knows that even non special education students do too, and so he started an Open Mic club at the school, to help students at Pilchuck express themselves and share their interests.

I can honestly say I would not have made it through high school without him. My only wish is that I had him as a teacher at all my other schools.”

Presentation

Here is Rick presenting Mr. Strickland with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made out to Marysville Pilchuck High School and Jim Strickland, for him to use as he wishes to help meet students needs in the classroom.  

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October 2014 Educator of the Month

October 2014 Educator of the Month

The Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill has been a part of the Snohomish County community since 1994.  It is important to Rick to support our neighbors, local businesses and schools.  

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!

This month we received an entry from Skyline Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Bill Kusler.  Mr. Kusler nominated the para-educator for his classroom Kim Hanegan.  Below is the entry that Mr. Kusler sent into our website to nominate Ms. Hanegan for October 2014 Educator of the Month.  He speaks very highly of Ms. Hanegan and it was an obvious choice for the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill, KXA 1520 am and the Everett Silvertips to choose Ms. Hanegan.

“Kim is an outstanding para-educator who supports kindergartners and English Language Learners in both classroom and small group situations.  In my 21 years of teaching, I have never seen a more creative, caring person who can build learning through games and other fun approaches.  She assesses student needs and gives intentional instruction for specific skills.  Kim has a fabulous rapport with students, teachers and administrators.  Students just love her and are constantly asking me if it is their turn with Mrs. Hanegan.  She has given seminars in the past to train other district para-educators on her techniques.  Our school has a population with unique challenges and Kim embraces them.  No one is more beloved and deserving to be recognized as “Teacher of the Month” than Kim Hanegan.”

Presentation

Rick presented Ms. Hanegan with the “Educator of the Month” plaque along with a $500.00 check made out to Skyline Elementary and Kim Hanegan, for her to use as she wishes to help meet students needs in the classroom.  Rick hosted Ms. Hanegan and her family to an Everett Silvertips Hockey home game on October 22, 2014 at the Xfinity Arena in his suite.

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