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.
Kimberly Silva is a Learning Resource Center Teacher at Chehalem Valley Middle School in Newberg. This is what her nominator and parent, Aurora Byerley, had to say about her:
Kim's passion and dedication to her students is beyond measure. She is an amazing teacher and advocate for all of the children who walk into her classroom. As an LRC Teacher she works primarily with students with mild/moderate learning disabilities, communication disorders, ADD/ADHD, and high functioning Autism. She teaches reading and writing to these students as well as check on students in general education classes. Ms. Silva opens up her classroom for students during lunchtime so they can have a quiet (somewhat - it is middle school!) place to relax and hang out. She makes them feel comfortable and safe. She has been a tremendous help and advocate for my daughter with her IEP (Individualized Education Plan), enforcing the goals and guidelines set forth for all of her teachers. She has ensured my daughter has the proper tools and guidance for personal growth and success at school. She has taken the time to get to know my daughter - her challenges and struggles and helps her work thru them daily. Kim is always available to ask for assistance. Her support these 3 years have made my daughter's middle school experience enjoyable. I'm so happy (and relieved!) I have had her as an advocate for my child. The school is blessed to have her.
Congratulations Kimberly Silva from K103!