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Vancouver teacher named region’s Teacher of the Year

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Educational Service District 112 recently announced that VPS teacher Kendra Yamamoto is the Regional Teacher of the Year! Yamamoto wears many hats in VPS: preschool teacher at King Elementary, kindergarten teacher mentor, Jump Start co-coordinator and member of the district’s early learning task force. She’s now in the running, along with eight other finalists, for Washington state’s Teacher of the Year, which will be announced this fall!

Read the full release from ESD 112.

This is the second consecutive year that ESD 112’s award was given to a VPS teacher. Last year, Fort Vancouver High School’s Bethany Rivard received the honors. Hudson’s Bay High School’s Eric Saueracker received it in 2013 and then-Skyview High School teacher librarian Mark Ray took home the title in 2012. Ray went on to become Washington state’s Teacher of the Year as well. The distinction went to then-Fort Vancouver teacher Ken Roberts in 2010 and then-Alki Middle School teacher Katie Hebner in 2009.