Two area teachers up for teacher of the year

Matt Brown

OLYMPIA – Two local teachers are under consideration for state teacher of the year.

Among the nine finalists are Almira Elementary School teacher Susan Douglas and Manson Secondary School music teacher Matt Brown.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal will announce the 2019 teacher of the year during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at JBL Theater, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle.

Mandy Manning, 2018 state and national teacher of the year, will speak.

Douglas teaches third and fourth grade math and an eighth grade elective.

Brown, in addition to teaching music, is conductor of the Okanogan Valley Orchestra.

Other finalists are Michael Clinton, Mount Adams School District; Kimberly Miller, Woodland School District; Ryan Healy, Yelm School District; Karen Doran, Port Angeles School District; Tracy Castro-Gill, Seattle School District; Kristine Mars, Kennewick School District, and Robert Hand, Mount Vernon School District.

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