Marilyn Roberts teaches at Marysville Middle School. Ms Roberts has
been a friend of the Post since then Commander Fred Apgar responded to her
call for Buddy Poppies to distribute to and with her students for Memorial
Day several years ago.
It is with great pride that we report that Ms. Roberts was also awarded District 1 Teacher of the Year.
Tamera Harber, American History Teacher at Everett High School.
Ms Harber spoke to us about teaching her students about the importance of
Memorial Day and Veterans day and how she uses the poem “In Flanders
Fields” as a teaching tool.
Julie Bivens, Who teaches at Serene Lake Elementary in Mukilteo,
was unable to be with us.
Mrs. Devon Ames was
nominated by our very own Sara Brannan, herself an elementary teacher.
Sara describes Mrs. Ames as an outstanding educator who has demonstrated a
sincere commitment to educating children about our American History. She
teaches Fifth-Grade at Serene Lake Elementary School in Mukilteo and she has
taught American History in her class in a way that has made learning about
our country exciting, engaging, and profoundly inspiring for her students.
Mrs. Ames has taught units on the American Revolution and Forming a
Government for many years, and these lessons have been described as powerful
learning opportunities for the students.
Mrs. Ames has her students memorize part of the Declaration
of Independence during her units of study. In addition, she also has her
students reflect on their learning about freedom by creating an
original art project in which the students create freedom paintings using
symbols of America: red, white, and blue, with stars, and an eagle.
Mrs. Ames dedicates much of her own free time reading
about American history, studying great works of American literature from
that time period, and developing lessons to teach the importance of citizenship
in our world. She makes her history lessons come to life through her
passion and love for teaching these important ideals to our next
generation of citizens. Mrs. Ames loves American history and instills in her
students the importance of freedom and democracy.