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.
Joe Fessler is a Para Educator at Irvington Elementary School in North East Portland. This is what his nominator and sister, Ceil, had to say about him:
My brother works with kids with physical, emotional and physical limitations at Irvington Elementary in North East Portland. He assists their teacher, Christie. Joe is patient and kind with these kids, something that is very hard to be with children with special needs. Probably the hardest thing he does is to help them physically. So many need help in and out of wheelchairs or with their clothing when nature calls or when they are getting ready to leave. I think the kids really appreciate his sense of humor. Of course he takes his job responsibilities seriously, but almost always with the funny side well in sight. When they take field trips, they must be helped on and off public transportation, taught how to pay for their lunch etcetera, and always be accounted for so no one wanders off. But, it's also his sense of fairness that plays out with all the kids. He makes sure that each child is involved with each activity to the best of their ability. He helps their teacher, Christie, with learning their numbers and letters, and helps them to try and remember the plot of the story they just heard or the movie they just watched. He gently reminds them that they need to treat each other with the respect that all of us deserve.
Congratulations Joe Fessler from K103!