Renton Rotary Club Teachers of the Month for October
October 19, 2012 · Updated 11:14 AM
Rotary Club of Renton has selected their Teachers of the Month for October.
• Janet Fisher is a second-grade teacher at Kennydale Elementary School.
She attended Central Washington University, where she earned a bachelor of arts and K-8 teaching certificate, then earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from City University. Before joining the Renton team, she taught in the Tukwila School District for more than a decade and also taught courses at City University. Fisher has been teaching in Renton for 13 years.
• Joseph Day is a math teacher at Nelsen Middle School.
Day attended Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education and K-8 certification. He spent five years teaching fifth grade in Virginia before moving to Washington. This is Day’s 13th year teaching in Renton.
• Neal Hanson is a first-grade teacher at Talbot Hill Elementary School.
Hanson attended the University of Washington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English, creative writing. He then continued his education at the University of Washington to earn his master’s degree in teaching. Prior to teaching in Renton, Hanson worked for a few non-profits working on development and fundraising at the Seattle Children’s Home and at the Puget Sound Community School.
A luncheon is held at the Maplewood Golf Course to recognize Rotary’s Teachers of the Month. Teachers are introduced, given the opportunity to speak about their classrooms and given a $200 gift certificate for instructional supplies.