Congratulations to four devoted Snoqualmie Valley educators who were named the 2019 Educators of the Year by the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation. On March 7, an entourage of Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation Board members — armed with flowers, balloons and cupcakes — made surprise visits during school to announce these special awards.
This year’s Educators of the Year include:
Bob Lacher, Cascade View Elementary School’s head custodian, was named the 2019 Classified Educator of the Year.
Anne Melgaard, who teaches 3rd grade at North Bend Elementary School, was selected as the 2019 Elementary School Educator of the Year.
Dawn Frearson, who teaches 7th grade science and AVID at Twin Falls Middle School, was chosen as the 2019 Middle School Educator of the Year.
Marcella Murphy, who teaches language arts and AVID at Mount Si High School, was named the 2019 High School Educator of the Year.
This awards program celebrates outstanding educators in the Snoqualmie Valley School District 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 for this honor by parents, students, fellow staff and community members. The Schools Foundation’s Selection Committee is comprised of local business and community leaders, who carefully reviews all nominations to determine who will receive this prestigious honor.
The 2019 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 21, 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, go to: www.SVSFoundation.org. The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to building community support to provide the best possible education for Every Student in Every Classroom at Every School.
Enjoy snapshots below of the 2019 Educators of the Year as they first learned of this exciting honor, in the order of the surprise visits on March 7.