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Celebrate Wendy Todd, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 2, 2019 By Pegge

Celebrate Wendy Todd, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence “When I learned I was recognized as a BP Teacher of Excellence, I thought that this award truly goes to the Paul Banks Peanuts community; my special colleagues, committed parents, and the incredible students I am lucky enough to teach every day. It truly takes a […]

Celebrate Jennifer Hornung, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 2, 2019 By Pegge

Celebrate Jennifer Hornung, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence Ms. Hornung teaches a long list of math and science courses to sixth through twelfth graders at Nikiski Middle and High School, and she is also head volleyball coach for Nikiski Middle School. She holds two bachelor’s degrees: one in exercise physiology from the University of […]

Celebrate Julie Doepken, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 2, 2019 By Pegge

Congratulations, Julie Doepken, 2019 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence “When I found out I was nominated as a BP Teacher of Excellence, I was rather giddy at the thought that someone noticed what I do and took the time to nominate me. Multiply that by at least 100 to come close to the exhilarated astonishment […]

Celebrate Martha Fleming, Kenai 2019 BP Educational Ally

Published on May 2, 2019 By Pegge

Celebrate Martha Fleming, Kenai 2019 BP Educational Ally It’s the job of the high school guidance counselor to assess each student’s entire academic life and get to know his or her strengths, struggles, social life, home life, and, perhaps most important, his or her potential. Martha Fleming, from Seward High School, is the 2019 BP […]

Celebrate Jen Booz, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 31, 2018 By Pegge

“There are so many amazing teachers out there doing incredible things every day that to be singled out for recognition feels unbelievable. I love being a teacher. Teaching science to middle school students is the best job I can imagine but I could not do it alone. Kari Dendurent, my principal, is always willing to […]

Celebrate Wil Chervenak, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 31, 2018 By Pegge

“There are very few elements in life that are fixed–money, health, relationships, employment, fame, talent, and material possessions can all fluctuate drastically. Education however, is one of life’s most precious resources as it not only serves as a vehicle for upward mobility but as a fixed component in the physiological fabric of an individual. One’s […]

Celebrate Carlyn Nichols, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 31, 2018 By Pegge

“It’s an exciting time to be an educator. Through personalized learning and maker education I get to be a facilitator of experiences and mentor in learning rather than a conduit of information and “giver of tests”. I love watching students take ownership of their learning and pursue their curiosities.  I really believe one of the […]

Celebrate Staci Wells, 2018 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 31, 2018 By Pegge

“As educators, we meet truly outstanding professional who makes a difference in the lives of children. Staci Wells is just that person! She is willing to go above and beyond and plays a critical role in sparking a passion for learning while consistently challenging and engaging all of her students.” –Bill Withrow, Redoubt Elementary principal […]

Celebrate Jonathan Dillon, 2017 Kenai BP Teacher of Excellence!

Published on May 3, 2017 By Pegge

“While I am honored by this recognition, I want to share that it isn’t mine alone. What we achieve at Mountain View Elementary—both students and staff—comes from the ways in which each of us work to support one another. I am fortunate to teach alongside helpful administrators, loving families, master teachers and staff, and—most importantly—kind, […]

Darilynn Caston | 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence

Published on May 6, 2016 By Pegge

Darilynn Caston – Redoubt Elementary School 2016 BP Teacher of Excellence “To view the world from the eyes of a child is a beautiful gift. These children inspire me to be a better version of myself every day.  I am both honored and grateful to be entrusted in the nurturing of this beginning part of […]