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NBES Coding Instructor Receives Safeway Teacher Award


Congratulations to North Bend Elementary School’s K-5 Coding Teacher, Tom Fladland, who was awarded a Safeway Teacher Award of $2,500 from the North Bend grocery store. He applied to the award program last November and learned he had won during a surprise visit from store officials on June 4. Fladland plans to use the funds to purchase Sphero Coding Robots for his coding classes that serve all elementary students, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. 


Congratulations to Mr. Fladland, recipient of a Safeway Teacher Award.

During a surprise visit from Safeway Store Director Avalon Hidell and a colleague, a ceremonial check

was presented to Coding Teacher Tom Fladland, pictured here with NBES Principal Stephanie Shepherd.

His students were also treated to popsicles from Safeway.


A surprise award for Mr. Fladland during class time.