Julie Knight thought Wednesday would be a normal day as the reading specialist at Utsalady Elementary School. She was stunned when Stanwood-Camano staff showed up to honor her as the first "Stanwood-Camano Teacher of the Month."
The Teacher of the Month award recipient is chosen by a committee of
community members and one school district employee who review
nominations submitted by parents, school employees, students, and
community members. Julie's nomination described her as an experienced,
caring teacher who understands how students think, feel and learn.
"Parents of Utsalady students tell us that our school has a warm,
welcoming feel to it. Julie has a great deal to do with making Utsalady
a happy place for students and staff alike."
a leader at Utsalady Elementary. Not only does she serve on the
school's leadership team, but Julie encourages students to keep good
attendance in school with a unique treat. When a class has earned
perfect attendance, Julie visits their class with a CD player, a bag of
colorful socks, and a hamburger hat on her head to "get the party
started with one of her famous sock dances to celebrate their
The Teacher of the Month award will be given monthly during the school
year thanks to a partnership between the Stanwood-Camano School
District and the local Sterling Savings Bank. Each winner will be
recognized in front of the School Board and will receive a $50.00 gift
card to a local restaurant and two movie passes.
Julie will be recognized as the October Teacher of the Month at the
October 21, 2008 School Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the
Stanwood-Camano School District Administration and Resource Center.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Do you know someone who you would like to nominate for the Teacher of
the Month award? Nominating is easy! Follow this link to download a nomination form: http://districtweb.stanwood.wednet.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=584&Itemid=300