Sunnyside Teacher Named Regional Teacher of the Year
A Sunnyside math teacher is named this year's Regional Teacher of the Year this morning for Education Service Dstrict 105 in the Yakima Valley.
Harrison Middle School math coach Joshua Schlegel was awarded the title at Sunnyside High School during a welcome back assembly.
Schlegel is credited with helping redevelop the district's middle school math curriculum, which shot up to rank among the state's top four percent.
"This award really means to me that the work we're doing in Sunnyside is really being impactful, really making a difference," said Schlegel, "The people are noticing that the work we're doing in Sunnyside is worthwhile, and that our efforts have really been productive and caused some great success for our students."
Schlegel was among three teachers nominated for the regional award.
The others were White Swan High School music teacher Jeff Chang and Kirkwood Elementary School teacher, Melissa Brackney.