Congratulations to the DEA October Teachers of the Month!

Congratulations to the DEA October Teachers of the Month!

  • JoAnn Hamer (RMS) – reached out to a 4th grade class in order to build a mentoring program for 4th graders with 8th graders.
  • Kim Bork (Madison) – is a great team member, encouraging others and keeping a positive attitude while giving her students the instruction and support needed.
  • Mike Olson (DHS) – is appreciated for teaching an overload, volunteering his time for the D & D club, and working on many extra projects for DHS
  • Michelle Bally (DHS) – challenges her students and herself to tackle difficult text and concepts by developing curriculum and lessons that provide reading and critical thinking skills.
  • Jenny Brown (Washington) – organizes, coordinates and inventories the Children’s Choice books for our classroom which is greatly appreciated.
  • Sue Johnson (RMS) – has been an amazing colleague and special education teacher for a wonderful 35 years.
  • Jen Gale (Jefferson) – has supported a coworker in her transition to a new grade level.

DEA September Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to the DEA September Teachers of the Month!

  • Kelly Gingras (DHS)- Kelly uses her technology expertise to enhance her teaching, mentor colleagues, and prepare students for future careers.
  • Brant Peterson (Washington) – Brant prepared a district-wide PBIS folder.
  • Diane Conklen (RMS) – Diane spent her summer editing new PBIS videos for RMS.
  • Maria Peterson (Jefferson) – Maria, who was nominated twice, has gone above and beyond in assisting her new mentee.
  • Dorry Kingry (Jefferson) – Dorry has been a wonderful support in her building with many early in the year changes, filling many gaps where needed.

Teacher of the Month nomination form

Click on the link below to download our teacher of the month nomination form. Forms can then be given to your building representative prior to each monthly meeting.


DEA May Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to the DEA May Teachers of the Month!

  • Entire DHS Staff  – The teachers at DHS have gone above and beyond to maintain professionalism while ensuring that students get the best education possible while having to deal with construction noises, debris, and disruptions on a daily basis.
  • Alex Schultz – RMS – Alex has been a great asset with her positive attitude and willingness to roll with the punches.
  • JoAnn Hamer – RMS – Jo-Ann was responsible for starting the process to have Reagan’s inaugural art fair this year on April 26
  • Carrie King – RMS – Carrie is always ready and willing to help, and she is a wealth of knowledge about accommodations.

DEA April Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to the DEA April Teachers of the Month!

  • Jane KosickWashington – is a team player, accommodating to all, always flexible and helpful.
  • Maggie OlsenWashington – is a great asset to the first grade team. She is always willing to do what is best for students.
  • Ashley SpanglerWashington – puts her heart and soul into her work everyday. She is a great collaborator and inspiring to colleagues and students.
  • Denise Terrock Jeffers0n – always puts students first and does a great job differentiating for each student she has.
  • Jordan SaundersJefferson – is a team player with a “can do” attitude who works hard to build positive relationships with all her students.
  • Patty HallquistJefferson – not only does a wonderful job helping students learn, but she is a strong, positive leader in our school.
  • Addie PaceRMS – is considerate of others, always encouraging, and speaking up when things aren’t right.
  • Tracy KitzmanRMS – provides opportunities for students to research and present global awareness projects.
  • Ryan Hoffman and Tom PadillaDHS – together, these gentlemen provided a musical performance as an alternative to knockerball on the afternoon following PSAT testing.

DEA March Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to the DEA March Teachers of the Month!

  • John Tate – DHS – attends many after school activities, takes exceptional photographs, and shares with the yearbook and newspaper staff
  • Lynn Longan – RMS – stepped in to help prepare extended sub plans for an unexpected illness of a co-worker
  • Reni Whitcombe – RMS – stepped in to plan for a teacher who had an extended illness, taking much stress off of a coworker
  • Candy Lind – RMS – for being a sounding board for coworkers and providing encouragement
  • Maria Peterson – Jefferson – is an advocate for all students, going above and beyond to help all

February DEA Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to the DEA February Teachers of the Month!

  • Jason Burgess – DHS – does a great job of demonstrating patience, empathy, and a sense of humor when working with freshman health students
  • Jessica Meusel – Jefferson – makes connections with her students a high priority as she encourages them to reach their highest potential
  • Carrie King – RMS – organized the RCBM test schedule for this past winter to make it more efficient for the students and the adults who administer it