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2017 Educators of the Year Announced!

Congratulations to four Snoqualmie Valley educators who were selected as the 2017 Educators of the Year, by the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation. An entourage of Schools Foundation Board members — armed with flowers, balloons and cupcakes — made surprise visits during school on March 7 to announce this special award as follows:
  • Brenna Vukovich, a Special Education paraeducator who provides 1:1 student support at the Freshman Campus, was named the 2017 Classified Educator of the Year.
  • Emily Larson, a 5th grade teacher at Cascade View Elementary School, was selected as the 2017 Elementary School Educator of the Year. 
  • Emily Rourke, who teaches 8th grade AVID and Social Studies, was chosen as the 2017 Middle School Educator of the Year. 
  • Katelyn Walker, a Life Skills teacher at Mount Si High School, was named the 2017 High School Educator of the Year.
This awards program celebrates outstanding educators in the Snoqualmie Valley School District each year who: inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, have earned respect, lead by example, and play an active role in creating a positive scholastic environment. Educators are nominated by parents, students, fellow staff and community members. The Schools Foundation’s Selection Committee, comprised of local business and community leaders, carefully reviews all nominations to determine who will receive this prestigious honor.

The 2017 Educators of the Year will be guests of honor, along with their families, at the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation’s Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon on March 23, at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. The luncheon is the Foundation’s most significant annual event that brings together caring community members and businesses to help raise funds that directly support innovative classroom grants and district-wide initiatives that benefit all Snoqualmie Valley students and schools.

To RSVP for the luncheon or to make a donation online, please visit the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation website at:

Enjoy snapshots of the esteemed 2017 Educators of the Year, during their class time, as they first learned of this exciting recognition from the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation.
 Educator of the Year - BV 1
 Educator of the Year - BV 2
 Educator of the Year BV 3
 Educator of the Year - BV 4
 Brenna Vukovich at the Mount Si Freshman Campus
 Educator of the Year - EL 1  Educator of the Year - EL 2
 Educator of the Year - EL 3  Educator of the Year - EL 4
 Emily Larson at Cascade View Elementary School
 Educator of the Year - ER 1  Educator of the Year - ER 2
 Educator of the Year - ER 3  Educator of the Year - ER 4
 Emily Rourke at Twin Falls Middle School
 Educator of the Year - KW 1 Educator of the Year - KW 2  
 Educator of the Year - KW 3  Educator of the Year - KW 4
 Katelyn Walker at Mount Si High School