To Reward Amazing Educators...

Who are making a difference with their care and commitment to each generation of children. Rick presented a plaque, a great big check to display, and $500 to help defray miscellaneous costs for the classroom to our December 2016 winner.

Congratulations to Michelle McDermott of Skyline Elementary School in the Lake Stevens School District our Educator of the Month Winner…

Please enjoy this nomination from Lauri…

My son has been a student in her class for the past year.  He was diagnosed with Autism in June 2015 and was really struggling in a general education class.  Since starting in her class, he has made so much progress!  

She is super friendly and welcoming to both parents and students.  She provides the students with learning activities that help them develop life skills that they can use as they get older including shopping trips to the grocery store to purchase items for class cooking projects.  Her classroom environment is very organized which helps her special needs students be successful and responsible learners.  She is committed to furthering her education through attending workshops that help her provide her students with interesting and challenging learning experiences.  She wants the best for all of her students which shows in her interactions with them.  

She also shares what she learns in workshops with the parents of her students.  She does a great job of communicating with me the special little things my son does on a daily basis.  

I could go on and on with the list of reasons why she deserves to be teacher of the month but I think I can best sum it up by saying her care and compassion have changed my son's outlook about going to school.  I am so thankful that she is part of our lives!  During the summer, my son attended a Y magic camp and at the camp's final performance of a magic show, she was able to come watch.  When he saw her after the performance, he went running over to her and gave her a great big hug which brought tears to my eyes.  

Anyone can teach academic subjects, but it takes a special teacher, like Michelle, to touch a heart and help change a little boy's life!

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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