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.
Shawne Stone teaches Orchestra at Rock Creek Middle School, and also spreads her time teaching at Rex Putnam High School and Sunnyside Elementary. Her nominator, Keith Garrett had this to say about Ms. Stone.
I have watched Ms. Stone give so much of herself for the past 7 years and what she accomplishes with her students is amazing! Her students feel safe and supported in her class while she teaches, coaxes, and demands excellence from these students. She helps the kids believe they can be successful and helps give them a sense of pride that helps them tackle new challenges. Learning to play a stringed instrument is not easy and some of the skills are really awkward to learn. She teaches her students that making a mistake is okay, as long as you try to do better the next time. She’s able to laugh at herself when she makes a mistake and then shows them how to correct it. Her classes average 50+ kids per class and she does a lot of stuff with them outside of school. Their concerts are excellent and the kids have a sense of pride about what they do. Just for fun, Ms. Stone has a link on her school webpage called “Annie’s Corner” with pictures of her dog, who gives advice on technique, tells jokes and other things.