Stevens Teacher is Educator of the Month

Stevens Teacher is Educator of the Month
Posted on 11/19/2015

Port Angeles, Wash. – Radio KONP’s Todd Ortloff and Kyle Needham of Umpqua Bank in Port Angeles surprised Stevens teacher Brooke Hendry during a staff meeting today to announce she is Educator of the Month for November in the KONP Radio-Umpqua Bank recognition program. 

Umpqua Bank joined he six-year-old old recognition program begun by KONP and the Port Angeles School District as a sponsor in 2014 and awards each recipient with a gift card. KONP features the awardee’s nomination and award in announcements throughout the month on KONP 1450 AM.

Ortloff shared a few thoughts from Hendry’s nomination:

“Brooke Hendry is an outstanding educator, community leader, peer and parent.  At Stevens she instructs the 8th grade choir, teaches two sections of 8th grade math and is the Leadership teacher who oversees the leadership class and the majority of the large events that take place at school.  As a result of her skills and ability to build positive relationships with students, Ms. Hendry’s math classes score above the state average on standardized tests, and her choir is outstanding and earns superior ratings at competition. The leadership class does excellent work in leading positive school activities, including a large number of students outside the class.  As you can imagine, her ability to multitask is excellent, but more importantly, her dedication to the school, her students and the community is outstanding. Ms. Brooke Hendry certainly deserves the honor of educator of the month.”

The Educator of the Month program is organized with the help of local students, staff and community members. Nominations for featured teachers in the Port Angeles, Sequim and Crescent School Districts, plus Queen of Angels and Olympic Christian Schools are solicited then announced monthly by Ortloff and Needham throughout the school year.

Accompanying photo shows Brooke Hendry (left) with Todd Ortloff (middle) and Kyle Needham (right) on Hendry’s announcement she is November’s Educator of the Month.

Photo Credit:  Port Angeles School District

For more information, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District