Two educators named North Kitsap Teacher of the Year

POULSBO — North Kitsap Teacher of the Year Foundation will present the Rangvald Kvelstad Award for North Kitsap Teacher of the Year to Judith Enright, a second-grade teacher at Wolfle Elementary, and Nat Smith, an Options Program teacher at Gordon Elementary, at the school board meeting on June 14.

“Because so many people in our communities expect so much from our schools and because our schools often become the lightning rod for controversy, it can be discouraging,” wrote Edward Forman, foundation vice president.

“We want you to know, however, that there are also people in the North Kitsap community who value and appreciate the hard work, long hours, and sacrifices that our educators contribute to our children’s education and development. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making a difference in North Kitsap.”

In addition to recognition, the foundation will present checks for $500 with a trophy to be displayed at each teacher’s school. Teachers are nominated by students, parents, colleagues or community members.

Other nominees this year: Peggy Williams, Suquamish Elementary; Darby Armbrister, Gordon Elementary; Linda McCormick, Pearson Elementary; Debra Kidder, Vinland Elementary; Nancy Carter, Gordon Elementary; Eric Nieland, North Kitsap High School; Terry Martin, Poulsbo Middle School; Debra Pavlich-Boaz, Breidablik Elementary; Barb Emel, Parent Assisted Learning (PAL) Program.


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