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Teachers of the Year will be honored at Foundation lunch

Joseph Galagan, a counselor at Mount Si High School, was surprised by a visit from Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation members who announced he was chosen the High School Educator of the Year.  - Courtesy photo
Joseph Galagan, a counselor at Mount Si High School, was surprised by a visit from Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation members who announced he was chosen the High School Educator of the Year.
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Three teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley School District were surprised Feb. 28 with balloons and flowers, and the honor of being selected an Educator of the Year.

Members of the Snoqualmie Valley School Foundation made surprise visits to each honoree’s school building to announce the awards that morning.

Marianne Bradburn, third grade teacher at Opstad Elementary School, was named the Elementary Educator of the Year.

Thomas Burford, eighth-grade history teacher at Snoqualmie Middle School, was the Middle School Educator of the Year.

Joseph Galagan, Mount Si High School counselor, was the High School Educator of the Year.

The foundation will formally present the awards at its fundraising luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Keynote speaker for is Dr. Nitin Baliga of Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), who will share insights on how to stimulate the minds of students.

This annual event is a major fundraiser for the foundation, and is entirely funded by sponsors, so that all donations made at the luncheon will go toward academics. The program is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Learn more, or register to attend at www.svsfoundation.org.

 

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