State math, tech leader to speak at Schools Foundation benefit Thursday

The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation will host an afternoon on education Thursday, March 22, with its annual fundraising luncheon.

Along with recognition of the 2012 Educators of the Year, the luncheon will feature several speakers, a video on the honored teachers, and a keynote address from Sandi Everlove. She is the Chief Learning Officer of Washington STEM, a non-profit organization that works to provide educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, to all Washington students.

Educators of the Year for 2012 are: Tina Longwell, secretary/registrar at Opstad Elementary School; Elizabeth Cronin, fourth grade teacher at Cascade View; Dave Bettine, eighth grade math teacher at Twin Falls Middle School; and Jenny Foster, Mount Si High School Spanish teacher.

See Foster’s story at left, and learn about more award-winning educators in next week’s edition.

The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC. Admission is a suggested donation of $75. To RSVP, visit


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