Rotary honors Renton’s educators

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:22pm
  • News

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.

October Teachers of the Month are:

Jonna Clark

Occupational Therapist at Cascade Elementary School

Clark began her college experience at Ithaca College, in New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational science, then she continued at Ithaca College to earn a master’s in occupational therapy.

Clark has previously worked with the Ivymount School in Rockville, Maryland before moving to Washington and briefly served in outpatient pediatric clinics. Outside of work, Jonna enjoys a variety of sports, pottery, traveling and most recently fostering animals.

This is Clark’s fourth year working for the Renton School District.

Jason Mgebroff

Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher at McKnight Middle School

Mgebroff attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he earned a bachelor of arts in sociology and anthropology. He continued his education at the University of Washington, Bothell, to earn a master’s degree in education.

Mgebroff started his teaching career in Renton as a substitute teacher at Nelsen Middle School before moving to McKnight Middle School. He also has experience working in human resources and for a company that created custom crates for people who were moving. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports and traveling.

This is Mgebroff’s fifth year teaching in the Renton School District.

Thomas Suttle

Resource Learning Teacher at Sartori Elementary School

Suttle attended Central Washington University where he earned a degree in elementary education with a special education endorsement from Pacific Lutheran University.

He started his teaching career as a leave replacement teacher for a special education class at Benson Hill. He has also taught at Sierra Heights and worked as a Digital Learning Coach at the district for a while before going back to the classroom at Sartori. Suttle enjoys watching Seahawks and Washington Husky football in his spare time.

He has been teaching in Renton for 15 years.

More in News

Local estate awards $10 million to local colleges

Seventeen technical and community colleges will use the funds for scholarships, grants

Two Renton officers involved in shooting

Suspect allegedly had a shotgun and a knife

Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

Seattle’s homelessness committee aligned the city’s plan with King County’s.

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo
King County approves environmental justice provision

An update to the King County climate action plan should include an… Continue reading

Homelessness authority approved by King County, awaits Seattle vote

The agreement would consolidate emergency services for people experiencing homelessness.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

New gym gains national attention

Photo by Kevin Pieczynski-Jones At the new Renton business Benavidez Sports Training,… Continue reading

Luck be Renton’s lady

Chamber of commerce ends the year in style

Photo courtesy of city of Renton. New Councilmember Valerie O’Halloran and her husband, Michael.
O’Halloran takes her seat

Councilmember sworn in before the new year

Most Read