Educator of The Year Awards

2018 Educators of the Year
Left to Right: TEF President Nathan Ewert, BOE President Lori Hvizda Ward, TSD Staff Member of the Year
Raechelle Salas, Thompson Education Foundation Educator of the Year Sabrina Opila, TSD Staff Member of the Year
Diana Ritchard, Secondary Teacher of the Year Carin Barrett,  Principal of the Year Dr. Jason Germain, Elementary Teacher of the Year Nita Starr, TSD Superintendent Dr. Stan Scheer, TEF Executive Director Kim Akeley-Charron
2018 Educators of the Year
Left to Right: TEF President Nathan Ewert, BOE President Lori Hvizda Ward, TSD Staff Member of the Year Raechelle Salas, Thompson Education Foundation Educator of the Year Sabrina Opila, TSD Staff Member of the Year Diana Ritchard, Secondary Teacher of the Year Carin Barrett, Principal of the Year Dr. Jason Germain, Elementary Teacher of the Year Nita Starr, TSD Superintendent Dr. Stan Scheer, TEF Executive Director Kim Akeley-Charron

Every year, TEF offers the opportunity for people in the community to nominate a teacher or TSD staff person they feel exemplifies excellence in education. Nominations for the 2019 awards will open in November 2018.

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year (early childhood - 5th grade)

  • Secondary Teacher of the Year (6th grade - 12th grade)

  • Principal of the Year

  • TSD Staff of the Year (this category is for all employees that are not classroom teachers or principals). There could be more than one winner in this category.

Educator of the Year sponsor, King Buick GMC, feels the best way to give back to the community is through education support: building strong programs that will produce a highly trained workforce that can increase innovation and energy for American manufacturing.

To honor Thompson School District educators, King Buick GMC provides a 60-day lease on a new automobile to each of the category winners and a 24-month lease to the TEF Educator of the Year.