From Renton Rotary:
As part of their commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in the Renton School District, each month members of Rotary Club of Renton selects a few teachers as Teacher of the Month.
As part of the recognition, teachers attend Rotary’s Teacher of the Month recognition luncheon held at the Maplewood Golf Course. Each teacher is introduced, makes a brief comment about the school and classroom, and receives $250 to be used for classroom supplies or instructional materials.
February Teachers of the Month are:
Career and Technical Education teacher at Talley High School
Kim began her college experience at Western Washington University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Mathematics. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a CTE Teacher Preparation Certificate from Central Washington University. Before becoming a teacher, she worked in the nonprofit sector as the Executive Director of the Jobs for Washington’s Graduates Foundation. This is Kim’s third year teaching in the Renton School District.
Speech and Language Teacher at Cascade Elementary School
Sara attended the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and she continued at the UW to earn a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. Sara has also worked in the mental health field, providing residential care for adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses. Before working in Renton, Sara taught at a private cooperative preschool in south Seattle. This is Sara’s third year teaching in the Renton School District.
Preschool Teacher at Meadow Crest Early Learning Center
Donelle earned a Bachelor’s degree in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington. She also earned a Master’s, from the University of Washington, in Special Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education. Before her current teaching role, Donelle taught integrated preschool and supported students with autism in the Bellevue School District and she also served as a behavioral consultant at a children’s therapy clinic. Donelle has been teaching in Renton for five years.