Sound Credit Union recently selected Carriage Crest Elementary School teacher Linda Nelson as its Educator of the Month for June.
The Fairwood school belongs to the Kent School District.
“Mrs. Nelson cares about her students and works to educate them while giving them confidence and a stronger sense of self,” said Mary Cropley, who nominated Nelson for the award. “She applies good management techniques for her curriculum and maintains firm, but fair, discipline.”
Nelson is continually looking for ways to keep her first-graders motivated and challenged while learning.
“It is exciting to see how the children develop throughout the year and learn with her guidance,” Cropley said. “Her students trust her, like her and appear to be comfortable communicating with her and their fellow classmates. It is apparent that she cares for the children and loves to teach them. I can’t state enough what a stellar teacher and role model Mrs. Nelson is for her students.”
“The Educator of the Month program recognizes the tremendous impact educators make in our communities,” said Sound Credit Union VP of Public Relations Jennifer Reed. “We are humbled to be able to support our local educators. By helping students develop a desire to learn, Mrs. Nelson is opening a whole new world for them. We’re pleased we have the opportunity to help recognize educators who are connecting with students and making a difference in our community.”
Winners of Sound Credit Union’s Educator of the Month program receive a $500 classroom scholarship and treats for their class.
Kent’s Madeleine Wray Grace (bachelor of science, nursing, magna cum laude) graduated from Baylor University (Waco, Texas) in May. … Isaac Barrera, Becka Gately, Aaron Weber and Katelyn Weber made the spring semester presidents list (GPA of 3.85 or better) at Gonzaga University. … Mia Johnson, of Kent, recently earned a master of social work from Simmons University in Boston. … Kristiana Galema graduated from Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minn. … Shaun Fisher, Allena Novak and Sarah Ruckman been named to the Whitworth University provost’s honor roll for spring semester. … Geoff Foskett was named to the Champlain College (Vt.) dean’s list for spring semester.