Cascade View's Kristin Yoshikawa Named April Teacher Of The Month

Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid’s Teacher of the Month program is really catching on, bringing in about 30 nominations for April’s top honor.  In the end, Cascade View nabbed the title again – this time for its first grade teacher, Kristin Yoshikawa.

Kristin is a long-time Snoqualmie Ridge resident, a mom to three children who all attend SVSD schools.  Her family is very involved in the community.

Her nomination was born out of sibling rivalry.  When the nominating student found his brother’s teacher had been named teacher of the month, he asked his mom to help him nominate his teacher, Mrs. Yoshikawa.  His mom couldn’t agree more.  Here is Kristin’s nomination:

“As a parent, I feel fortunate to have my son in her class.  She really goes the extra mile as a teacher.  She has a weekly blog that keeps the parents up-to-date on what the students are learning each week and what activities they are working on.  Instead of getting the “nothing happened at school” answer, we can talk about what he did each day. She encourages teacher/parent interaction and is always available.  She even wrote a grant to get her class iPads for educational purposes.  

Mrs. Yoshikawa is one of the teachers that the kids love.  She is always cheerful and happy and genuinely cares for the kids in her class.  She makes learning fun by including fun activities and games.  She also hands out ‘Star’ awards to kids who have done a good deed or have just been trying hard.

It makes a difference when the kids can connect with their teachers and are excited to learn, especially this early in their learning careers.  Thank you for considering Mrs. Yoshikawa for the Teacher of the Month award.”

Congratulations Kristin.  Enjoy your massage, Woodman Lodge dinner and pretty plaque!  All those awards are courtesy of Macaroni Kid, The Cascade Team’s Cary Porter, The Woodman Lodge, Therapeutic Health of North Bend and Issaquah Trophy.  If you have a teacher you want to nominate head to Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid for a nomination form.

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