Each week during the school year, K103 and Concordia University will honor a local educator. Each week, our honored educator recieves:
$103 Gift Card from Office Max 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
World Foresty Center Field Trip - a free Discovery Museum field trip at the World Forestry Center for up to 70 kids.
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.
Peter Dodson teaches math at Lake Oswego High School. This is what his nominator, Tom Partin, had to tell us about him:
I have known Peter since he began teaching back in 2000. He is very good at teaching math, and very good at reaching students and making them want to learn. He works long hours grading papers in the evenings and on weekends, and always has his student’s best interests in mind. At the end of the year he always gets many thank you cards and other notes of appreciation from his students. He also painstakingly fills out reference forms for students in their quest to choose a college. Peter is a master at using puns and really keeps the class awake and on their toes with this technique. He uses a lot of historical people and events to show how mathematics played a role in their outcomes, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa as an example for geometry. Peter teaches students not only that they can do well in math, but in addition, he instills in them that they can be successful in life. He’s good at recognizing when students performances are going down, and often equates that to problems they are having at home, socially or other. He will take them aside and find out the “rest of the story” and help get the students back on track. Peter has allowed his senior classes to make videos or skits with a math theme and some of them have been hilarious. Peter is the head of the math department at
Congratulations Peter Dodson from K103!