KIX 95.3 along with Aberdeen Office equipment is looking for outstanding teachers in our community. Nominations are also open to all school personnel from coaches, to custodians to para educators. KIX 953 and Aberdeen Office Equipment want to recognize all individuals who go above and beyond in contributing to student development. From Now until June you can nominate a Teacher slash school personnel of the Month! Students Parents & Principals are all encouraged to nominate that special individual you think has really gone above and beyond for students and faculty. Nominate today below. Winner receives a fantastic prize package from all of our sponsors and a chance to thank the Community with me Rick Moyer on KIX 95.3!
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Our award for January goes out to the Aberdeen girls wrestling coaching duo of Craig and Tamar Yakovich.
They have built a large program at Aberdeen High school for the Girls wrestling program.
They are dedicated Coaches that put in countless hours for each of their wrestlers as well as the wrestling program.
They spend much of their own time in making this program a success.
They are caring and will go the extra mile for the girls. Not only on but off of the mat as well.
They open up their home for their team bonding nights and create an environment for the girls that teaches them to be a teammate off the mat as well as on the Mat.
Take a listen to the interview I did with them below:
Gerald Ford is our teacher of the month for December 2019. He is a sixth grade teacher at Cosmopolis Elementary. Here is the interview that I did with him:
A big congrats to Lynn Green of the Aberdeen school district. She is our educator of the month. Here is her nomination: Lynn has changed more lives than I can count throughout the Twin Harbors. She is a phenomenal instructor, mentor, advocate for learning and friend. Students all across our area have been given opportunities otherwise not provided if it wasn’t for Lynn. She is a dedicated mom, friend, coworker and role model. Everyone needs a Lynn Green in their life!
I got to interview her and you can listen to our chat here:
A big congrats to Jacke Craig (1st Grade) teacher at Beacon Elementary in Montesano! Here is her nomination: Why do you feel this teacher deserves to win? Mrs. Craig inspires her students to do their best, and finds ways to challenge them and hold their interest. She puts her heart into her teaching, and it really shows in the growth her students make every year. When she talks about her students and her class she lights up, and she follows up with past students to see how they are doing as they continue in their education. As a parent of a past student, I really appreciate the time she invests in her students, and the care she has for them
Here is the interview I got to do with her:
Congrats to Barb Page, our June Educator of the month. Barb is an amazing woman with years of experience in the education system. She loves kids and makes a wonderful difference working with the staff at Beacon Elementary. I interviewed her, and you can listen below!
Congrats to our May 2019 Teacher of the month, Mrs. Tuengel. She is the 1st grade teacher at Emerson in Hoquiam. She loves the kids, here is what her nomination said: Mrs. Tuengel Why do you feel this teacher deserves to win? Because she encourages her students to trys their best she builds up their confidence! She lights up while helping her students, she displays awesome patience, she is a model teacher!
Here is her interview:
Congratulations to our March Teacher of the Month, Lisa Crites from the Raymond School district.
KIX 95.3 is proud to announce Lisa Crites from Raymond elementary as our March teacher of the month! Lisa goes out of her way to help her students and was nominated by a Mother who wanted to give her a shout out to supporting her son in school with his learning disability, she says she is fantastic to him! Lisa also has her own kids in school and supports them as well!!! She is absolutely awesome. Lisa received a prize package from AOE, a gift card from Great Northwest federal Credit union and a gift card from Dominos. Nominate your teacher today at kix 953 dot com
Our February Teacher of the Month is Para Educator Kathy Dahlstrom from the Wishkah School District. Here is her nomination: Why do you feel this teacher deserves to win? “Not only is she an amazing Para educator who goes above and beyond to help my son with autism everyday ❤ , she is one of our few bus drivers , coaches the Twin valley equestrian team and helped get the schools library upgraded ! She is dedicated to all of the students ! Our school is lucky to have this woman !!”
Take a listen to my (Rick) interview with her below! Congrats Kathy!
Our January 2019 Teacher of the month is Connie Hebish! Check out her nomination: “Why do you feel this teacher deserves to win?” “She has worked as a OTA for Aberdeen School district for over 20 years now. She gives her life for these children to show them a better life. Connie always goes up and beyond the call of duty and never fails to brighten up whoever’s day she comes across. There is no harder worker than Connie. Our children today are so lucky to have someone so caring on there side. Thank you for all you have done and keep doing.. ” Take a listen to my interview with Connie below:
Our December 2018 Teacher of the month is 2nd grade teacher from Beacon Elementary in Montesano, Cori Plato! Cori is an energetic person who loves getting through to the kids and connecting with them. I had a wonderful time talking with her. In fact her first interview had a glitch so I called her and we re-did it over the phone. She is an amazing person worthy of the honor! Take a listen to the interview we did below. CONGRATS CORI! You rock!
November Teacher of the Month is Debbie Olson, Kindergarten teacher at Robert Gray. Debbie has been teaching for over 30 years and LOVES the kids and staff that she works with. Listen to the interview below or advice from Debbie and hear a little bit of her journey in teaching. CONGRATS DEBBIE!
Congratulations to Heather Atwood of Central Park Elementary. She was chosen as our Teacher of the Month! Heather was interviewed and talked about her love for the kids and teaching. Take a listen below!
Nominate your favorite teacher or educator above as well.
Congratulations to Jennifer Arquette of A.J. West. She is our teacher of the month for September. Jennifer was nominated for being patient with children and going the extra mile to support them. Jennifer has been on the Harbor for 7 years and loves it here! Take a listen to my interview with her below:
Congratulations to Mercedes Taylor, 1st grade teacher at McDermoth. She has been teaching for over 5 years now and LOVES working with the age group that she teaches. Check out my interview with our teacher of the month below!
Congratulations to our March Teacher of the Month! Lora Prato, 2nd grade teacher from Lincoln Elementary in Hoquiam. Lora has been teaching for over 31 years and LOVES the kids. Come take a listen to my interview with her below:
A big congratulations to Dawn Parkin, our February 2018 Teacher of the Month! Dawn has been teaching for over 18 years and is currently teaching Math at Montesano Jr. High. She also coaches Fast Pitch. Dawn was nominated because she is a dedicated teacher who makes math understandable and fun. Take a listen to our whole interview with her below:
Congrats to Marshall Lentz, teacher at Hoquiam Middle School. He teaches health and coaches girls and boys basketball. Mr. Lentz has been teaching for 12 years now and loves helping the kids. He has helped start a program that enables peers to help each other through crisis. Congrats to you Marshall and thanks for all you do for our kids. For the complete interview we did with him, click below.
Congratulations to Jesse Marlow, math teacher at Hoquiam Middle School. Jesse has been teaching for four years and his kids love him! Jesse enjoys teaching kids about math, and coaching baseball and basketball. Take a listen to his interview with Rick Moyer, below. CONGRATS MR. MARLOW! the December Teacher of the Month.