ESD 105 REGIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Tenney, a 9th grade algebra instructor and 7th -12th grade math coach at the Mt. Adams School District in White Swan, has been selected as the Educational Service District 105 Regional Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018.
Tenney wrote in her application: “Now that the math culture has shifted, students are beginning tobelieve that dreams that are spoken and believed become reality.” White Swan High School counselor Jodi Sheppard wrote in her letter recommending Tenney forthe award: “Many of our students come into algebra class struggling with basic math concepts of addition and subtraction. Jenny takes each student where they are and moves them toward the same goal of mastering algebra. She tirelessly searches new ways to engage students and relentlessly pushes the importance of math to staff and students alike.” In his letter supporting Tenney’s application for Regional Teacher of the Year, principal Joey Castilleja of Mt. Adams Middle School and White Swan High School wrote: “If you were to ask Mrs. Tenney what she teaches at school, she will answer: ‘Kids.’ Though she has extensive expertise in math, her heart always takes the lead as she is working with kids. Mrs. Tenney has spent many years working with children that many give up on. She believes in them and she gets them to believe in themselves. She does this with every class she teaches. Every day, she portrays why we all wanted to become teachers.”