“From left, Yelm High School teacher Matthew Mounts works during a lunch hour this month with students Sheridan Lantz, Erin Smith and Robert Haney weighing vegetables grown in the schools garden for delivery to a food bank. Mounts was named Community Service Teacher of the Year by the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education.”
Photo Credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian Staff photographer
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MATTHEW MOUNTS, WA-ACTE Community Service Teacher Award at Yelm High School:
“The purpose of the WASHINGTON ACTE OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD is to recognize teachers with significant accomplishments and outstanding leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward training, motivating, and inspiring the ir peers and students to become involved in programs and projects that benefit their communities.”
BECKY WALLACE, 2013 WA-ACTE Teacher of the Year at Yelm’s Ridgeline Middle School:
“The purpose of the WASHINGTON ACTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD is to recognize teachers who are providing outstanding Career and Technical Education programs for youth and/or adults in their respective fields and communities. Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote Career and Technical Education.”