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Kirk Dodge

Position: Math Teacher School: Columbia Junior High School School District: Fife Public Schools City, State: Fife, Washington About the Nominee: Kirk Dodge is an educator in the truest sense of the word! As a union leader, he consistently looks at what is best for the students in the Fife School District, but not to the […]

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Daniel Triplett

Position: Art Teacher School: Bordeaux Elementary School School District: Shelton School District City, State: Shelton, Washington About the Nominee: Daniel Triplett was nominated by his principal, Carey Murray. Mr. Triplett has been a teacher at Bordeaux for 28 years. He taught kindergarten for eight years before beginning the fine arts program at the school, working […]

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Hedy Mitchell

Position: English and Senior Exit Projects TeacherSchool: Winlock Senior High SchoolSchool District: Winlock School DistrictCity, State: Winlock, WashingtonAbout the Nominee: Hedy Mitchell is one of the "pillars" of the Winlock community. She is a teacher first and a fan second. The amazing difference Ms. Mitchell has made at Winlock High School is often discussed throughout […]

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Nancy Gossen

Position: Kindergarten ParaprofessionalSchool: Winlock Miller Elementary SchoolSchool District: Winlock School DistrictCity, State: Winlock, WashingtonAbout the Nominee: Nancy Gossen exemplifies the district’s motto of “Be the difference,” and dedicates her energy to ensure that each of her students at Winlock Elementary lives by the school’s motto: “Every child is capable of success – no exceptions.” Mrs. […]

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Tori Nelson

Position: Fourth Grade TeacherSchool: Winlock Miller Elementary SchoolSchool District: Winlock School DistrictCity, State: Winlock, WashingtonAbout the Nominee: Winlock School District's motto is, "Be The Difference," and Winlock Miller Elementary School's motto is, "Every Child Is Capable Of Success – No Exceptions." Tori Nelson embodies both of these mottos! She is a magnet that attracts students […]