Mrs. Katie Vandemark, Sunnyside Counselor, was named as the recipient of the board's first ever "Excellence in Education" award!
Nominated by Sunnyside principal Pam Brantner, the nomination notes that "Katie is a highly effective counselor/psychologist that displays competence and interest in a variety of areas, which sets a positive example for our students, and encourages them to explore new areas of knowledge. Although knowledge and skills are important, Katie is enthusiastic, compassionate, and patient creating a positive environment in which students feel comfortable learning. Mrs. Vandemark is one of those great teachers who truly believe that all students can succeed, and are dedicated to the achievement of this success."
Congratulations, Mrs. Vandemark!