There will be a memorial tomorrow for Ballard High School teacher, Megan Vogel, a Golden Apple award-winner.
From Ballard High School: “She is missed by her family, friends,
colleagues and the hundreds of BHS students and graduates that she had a
profound impact on. We will join together this Saturday, August 25th
from 1-3 pm in the BHS Performing Arts Center for a Celebration of
Megan’s life. In lieu of flowers, please bring live plants to remember
Ms. Vogel’s connection to the living world.”
For more, visit the Facebook page
that was created in her memory.
I also apologize for not noting the recent passing of Louise McKinney, a longtime educator, in our city. From the Times:
Louise McKinney was a philanthropist, patron of the arts and longtime
educator who believed that all children were capable of learning, no
matter their station in life.
As a teacher and later principal at a number of Seattle schools, she
prodded and nudged institutions to do right by kids — especially
African-American youth — and established scholarships to ensure that the
brightest among them got a fair shot.
I also want to give a shout-out to Talbot Hill Elementary in Renton where they were recently awarded a "Coolest School" honor by Scholastic Parent and Child magazine. Talbot Hill is a Title One school that uses an innovative student government program throughout the school day that integrates academics with civics. (Another example of innovation in our state - Washington state and Washington State districts are not in a "status quo" by any means.)
What's on your mind?