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2011 Mentors of the Year

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Twenty-two teachers from southwest Idaho public schools who guide, support and encourage fellow educators in their pursuit of effective teaching and professional growth were honored as the 2011 Celebration of Teaching – Mentors of the Year at Boise State University on September 8, 2011. Highlights of the evening included Mentors of the Year getting to meet one another and an inspirational keynote address from Channel 7’s Dee Sarton.

The Celebration of Teaching – Mentors of the Year Awards were presented to the following teachers:

Name District School Subject/Grade Photo Gallery (Click the images for a larger view)
John Bale Boise Riverside Elementary Kindergarten, 6th-grade physical education [nggallery id=3]
Marta Bidondo Meridian Lake Hazel Middle 7th-grade life science [nggallery id=4]
Karen Bliss Blaine Woodside Elementary Kindergarten [nggallery id=5]
Leigha Call Nampa East Valley Middle 7th – 8th-grade social studies [nggallery id=6]
Anna Daley Meridian Mountain View High Language arts [nggallery id=7]
Susan Feldhusen Blaine Wood River Middle 6th-grade special education [nggallery id=8]
Brian Fischer Meridian Eagle Hills Elementary 4th-grade [nggallery id=9]
Eric Grant Meridian Centennial High 9th-12th-grade English [nggallery id=10]
Ted Hadley Twin Falls Robert Stuart Middle 6th-12th-band [nggallery id=11]
Carol Hollifield Twin Falls Robert Stuart Middle 7th-grade geography, history [nggallery id=12]
Hailey Howard Meridian Andrus Elementary 2nd-grade [nggallery id=13]
Laura Joki Meridian Crossroads Middle 7th-8th-grade health, leadership, math intervention [nggallery id=14]
Jean Kriwox Jerome Horizon Elementary 3rd-grade [nggallery id=15]
James LeDoux Meridian Renaissance High 9th, 11th and 12th-grade English [nggallery id=16]
Katie Leonard Meridian Andrus Elementary 1st-grade [nggallery id=17]
Michelle Marquardt Jerome Jerome High 10th and 12th-grade English [nggallery id=18]
Sharon Tennent Boise Owyhee Elementary 2nd-grade [nggallery id=19]
Kassi Tobias Meridian Andrus Elementary 4th-grade [nggallery id=20]
Valerie VanLeeuwen Twin Falls Robert Stuart Middle 7th-grade science [nggallery id=21]
Willean White Emmett Carberry Intermediate 4th-grade [nggallery id=22]
Joyce Williams Boise Owyhee Elementary 4th-grade [nggallery id=23]
Mark Worley Marsing Marsing High 9th-12th-math [nggallery id=24]