Congratulations to Our Newest Teacher of the Month!
We all have memories of a favorite teacher; someone who took the time to help us succeed, who was willing to answer our every question, who challenged us to see things from a different perspective, who stayed after school to read every last essay, or who believed in us even when we did not believe in ourselves. When a teacher gives of him- or herself, their efforts and hard work should be recognized. Congratulations to all recipients and many thanks to their students, KHQ and our sponsor, STCU!
November 2018 Teacher of the Month, Austin Miller, Sprague High School. Keep inspiring!
We sincerely wish we could honor each and every outstanding teacher who was nominated as Teacher of the Month. The following are some honorable mentions for the 2017-2018 academic year. To all teachers who were nominated, whether selected or not: your excellence and caring attention has touched the lives of your students and we thank you for your service!
Courtney Vetter - Balboa Elementary · Beth Gil - Brentwood Elementary · Janet Maucione - Cataldo Catholic
Melissa McGourin - Cheney High · Laurie Leckner - Cooper Elementary · Kari Brandenberg - East Farms Elementary
Jennifer Goodin - Ferris High · Charles Brown - Ferris High · Ann Romey - Freeman Elementary · Cindy King - Hallett Elementary
Jamie Schulte - Hutton Elementary · Katharine Covill - Lincoln Middle · John Willy - Lincoln Middle
Joshua Hansen - Post Falls Middle · Chandra Abney - Rogers High · Zachary Holt - South Pines Elementary
Janae Eggers - Stevens Elementary · Brittnee Naake - University Elementary · Jacob Smulkowski - West Ridge Elementary
Sarah Maxwell - Westview Elementary
What is the Teacher of the Month Program?
The Teacher of the Month Program is a collaboration between Eastern Washington University's Education Department, KHQ Local News and Spokane Teachers Credit Union to recognize local teachers for their excellence. Teachers are nominated by a student, or a group of students, by writing a letter and mailing the letter to the EWU Education Department for consideration. Each month one teacher is selected and representatives of the Education Department and KHQ will visit the winning teacher's school to celebrate.
Who Can be Nominated?
Any teacher in an elementary, middle or high school in Washington State or North Idaho is eligible.
How Can I Nominate My Teacher?
Nominating your teacher is easy! Please write a letter telling us what makes your teacher special and mail the letter to:
Teacher of the Month
Department of Education
Eastern Washington University
312 Williamson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
For our young writers, please ask an adult for help mailing your letter.