$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.
Stephanie Gano is a 2nd Grade Teacher at Burton Elementary in Vancouver. Her nominator and parent, Rheanna Rosein, had this to say about her:
I would like to nominate my daughter's 2nd grade teacher Stephanie Gano! She is not only an amazing teacher but a great person in general! My daughter hated going to school and this woman helped change all that. We all have that one teacher we will remember and who changed things for us for the better and she is definitely that. She truly cares for her students inside and outside of the classroom. She ends each day with a high five or a hug! She makes learning fun and it shows because what she teaches STICKS! My daughter is an avid reader now and has more confidence in herself than ever! Mrs. Gano was able to not only teach her current class 1st grade but also move up with them to 2nd grade as well. She has taught them not only educational skills, but also how to be kind, and know they can do whatever they set their mind to! She has two active kids of her own but still finds time to attend her student’s activities and support them there as well. Teachers like her are rare and deserve major kudos!
Congratulations Stephanie Gano from all of us at K103!
Monica Stonier is an Instructional Literacy Coach at Pacific Middle School in Vancouver. She's also a Washington State Representative. Cindy Sandor, a coworker, nominated Monica, and this is what she had to say about her:
It is my pleasure to nominate Monica Stonier who has been a teacher for over ten years and is now an instructional coach at Pacific Middle School in Vancouver. She helps teachers (her peers) work smarter so even more of our students can reach their achievement potential. Monica has the desire to make a difference in all of our lives, having high, but realistic expectations for all of us. She also coaches our girls Cross Country team and our Track team. She has formed strong lasting relationships with her girls on the team and cares about each and every one of them. They often come back to visit her even after they have continued on to high school and beyond. Her biggest attributes are her enthusiasm and her humor. Our offices are next to each other and we laugh the day away. (Ask her about teaching me to use a cell phone-a HOOT!) She fills the room with her energy, ideas, and her ability to excite her peers and her students, from traveling across the country to meet the President, running for office herself, or attending a soccer game with her children.
Congratulations Monica Stonier from all of us at K103!
Jessica Ackerman is a Child Development Specialist at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. Kim Harrington, a parent and educator, nominated Jessica, and this is what she had to say about her:
Jessica Ackerman is an amazing person and an amazing educator. She is the type of teacher who makes a difference each and every day. She is in charge of the Child Development Program at
Congratulations Jessica Ackerman from K103!
Ed John is the Principal at West Salem High School in Salem. His nominator, Patricia Eckstrom is a student at West Salem and this is what she has to say about Mr. John:
I would like to nominate someone who is an all-around kind, fatherly figure to become Educator of the Year or, at least in this case, Educator of the Week. My Principal, Mr. Ed John, is the perfect principal anyone could ask for! Mr. John takes his time to memorize and match names-to-faces of the incoming students including freshmen and transfer students. He has an "open-door" policy for all staff and students; for any problems you might have, you can go to him. He always says "Hi, how are you doing today?", when you walk by. If you say “Hi” to him, he’ll ask you what he can do for you. When I dropped Fall Color Guard in my freshman year, he called me down to his office to make sure that I really wanted to drop it and discovered what he could advise the guard instructor to do to improve the experience of the current and future members of the Guard. Mr. John did the same for my sister. Now it's my senior year and I want to thank him for all he has done for me and all of his staff, past and present, and all of the students, past, present and yet to come to West Salem High. Recently, I had the application for a scholarship, but I neglected to have a section completed. This section said it had to be completed by my "High School Counselor or Principal." Because it was Spring Break, I wasn't able to go into school and have this section filled out by either person, and this application needed to be turned-in “now”. My mom found his number in the White Pages on the internet and called him. He said if I needed help, he would be at school on Monday, even though there wasn’t any school. Mr. Ed John teaches students to be kind and involved in our school and teaches "Three Powers of Respect: Respect Self, Respect Others, Respect Property." Mr. John lives by this and, in an indescribable way, teaches this. As Mr. John says, “It’s a great day to be a Titan!”
Congratulations Ed John from K103!