$103 Gift Card for classroom supplies provided by Concordia University
Crystal Apple Award is a beautifully sculpted reminder of achievement and commitment to students and education, sponsored by K103 and Concordia University
Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship winner will be randomly drawn from this year's Educator of the Week honorees. Teacher education has been the cornerstone of Concordia University for more than 100 years, and this scholarship is one way that Concordia joins students and the community to thank educators for all they do!
All of this year's weekly winners of the EOW are eligible • scholarship redeemable for one graduate or undergraduate course up to three (3) credits, with selection from among all courses available at Concordia University on-campus, online or off-site. • Course selection will be on a space available basis • winner must be qualified for the courses they select. (For example, someone without a bachelor's degree would not qualify for a graduate level course.) • The course must be started within 12 months of the award. • Fees and books are not included. • If a recipient chooses not to take a course, there will be no monetary compensation or reimbursement, and there will be no cash reimbursement if a recipient withdraws from a course for any reason. • Additional restrictions may apply.
Pat O'Connor is the Coordinator for Start Making A Reader Today or the S.M.A.R.T. program at Vose Elementary in Beaverton. This is what her nominator, and fellow volunteer, Dolores Redden had to say about Pat:
Pat coordinates the volunteers for the S.M.A.R.T. program at Vose Elementary. She energizes the volunteers, coordinates with the teachers to select student’s that the volunteers, like myself, will read to once a week during the school year. Pat has designed the program so each volunteer has three students that we work with throughout the year. It gives the student one-on-one reading for 20 minutes two times a week, with a volunteer helping them with their skills outside of the usual classroom time. Not only does Pat coordinate the volunteers, but she also has a special relationship with the kids, getting to know them as individuals throughout the year. She motivates them in so many different ways, making it fun by letting the students pick out stickers that go on a tally sheet to show that they read a particular book. By the end of the year, you see a change in these kids, not only in their reading ability but in their confidence level. Pat is what makes the S.M.A.R.T. program successful at Vose. She empowers the volunteers to help the kids, and makes the program fun and exciting.
Congratulations Pat O'Connor from K103!