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.
Teachers receive $200 to be used for classroom supplies or instructional materials.
February’s Teachers of the Month are:
Kindergarten Teacher at Tiffany Park Elementary School
Emily Crawford began her college experience at the University of Puget Sound where she earned a degree in English literature and minored in Spanish. Then she continued at University of Puget Sound to earn a Master of Arts in teaching. She has taught second grade, third grade and kindergarten at Tiffany Park Elementary School and has been teaching in Renton for 12 years.
Kindergarten Teacher at Bryn Mawr Elementary School
Annie Grant attended Central Washington University where she earned a bachelor’s in elementary education and reading. She plans to continue her education at to earn a master’s in English as a second language education. Before teaching, Grant was a draftsman (technical drawing) during her high school and college years. She also worked in an art shop. Grant began her teaching career as a reading/P.E. teacher and spent many years teaching second grade. Grant has been teaching in Renton for 10 years.
Special Education Teacher at Hazen High School
Shannon Rance earned a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in health and fitness education and an endorsement in Diverse Learners from Washington State University. Rance is also a Renton High School alumnus and has been teaching in Renton for 13 years.