As part of its commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in the Renton School District, each month 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.
November Teachers of the Month are:
Elementary Special Education Teacher at Renton Academy
Carpenter began his college experience at Central Washington University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Then he attended the University of Washington to earn a Masters of Education.
Carpenter has also taught with the Portland Public Schools for three years and has experience working with children and families in crisis, facing challenges and transitions.
Outside of work, Carpenter enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible.
This is Carpenter’s fifth year working for the Renton School District.
Third Grade Teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School
Lorang attended Seattle Pacific University where she earned a degree in Elementary Education along with a minor in Health and Fitness. She continued her education at Northwest University in Kirkland, to earn a Master’s in Teaching.
After college, Lorang lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she began an English school for children then she expanded her program and traveled to South East Asia to train and partner with other organizations to teach English.
In her spare time, she enjoys celebrating the small things in life and you can find her running, weightlifting or reading a good book.
Lorang has been teaching in Renton Schools for four years.
Special Education Teacher at Lakeridge Elementary School
Moe-Lobeda attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesotta where she earned a degree in Social Work. Then she attended Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to earn a Master’s degree in Urban Special Education.
She started her teaching career as a Resource teacher in Milwaukee for three years before moving to Washington. Moe-Lobeda loves to spend her spare time playing with her children, doing jigsaw puzzles and cooking.
She has been teaching in Renton for eight years.