Snoqualmie teacher wins teacher of the month prize
July 5, 2012
Joanna West, a teacher at Snoqualmie Elementary School, won the Issaquah-Snoqualmie Macaroni Kid Teacher of the Month award for June.
A kindergarten teacher at SES, West was described in her nomination as a kind, reassuring presence with her students, and a good communicator.
“Kindergarten is the first time parents give up some control to another adult to shape their child’s future,” the nomination stated. “Joanna keeps us up-to-date on the classroom and she supplies us with information to continue the education exploration at home.”
West has been awarded a $100 gift certificate to The Woodman Lodge, courtesy of the lodge and the Cascade Team Real Estate Agency. She also won a massage gift certificate from Therapeutic Health and a plaque from Issaquah Trophy & Awards.
It’s the second consecutive month an SES teacher won the award. First-grade teacher Catherine Heinz won it in May.
Cascade View Elementary School teacher Kristin Yoshikawa won it in April and SES’ Shannon Roubicek won it in March.
Valley teachers also won it in February and January this year, and November and September last year. The December and October 2011 awards went to Issaquah School District teachers.