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Kentlake's Underhill recognized as Teacher of the Year by Covington Chamber

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Kathy Underhill
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Kentlake High School's American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Kathy Underhill has been selected 2013 Teacher of the Year by the Covington Chamber of Commerce.

Underhill is a regionally recognized expert in the field of teaching ASL and holds a degree in sign language interpreting. She is responsible for creating Kentlake's annual ASL Music Project, a concert of contemporary music in ASL. The project showcases students' mastery of a second language while contributing to school culture in a significant way.

"The ASL Music Project is a model of performance art," said Kentlake Principal Joe Potts said. "Kathy serves as a brilliant example of a first-rate educational professional.

"Kathy is driven by her passion for her students," said Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas. "This kind of recognition is meaningful to us as a District as well as to Kathy's students, who reap life-long rewards from her endeavors."

The Covington Chamber of Commerce selects the Teacher of the Year for the impact they make in their school and in the lives of their students. The Chamber recognized Underhill at their monthly membership luncheon on Feb. 13.

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