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Amy Campbell, Camas Educator, Named Teacher of the Year

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2019_0909_WA_TOY_2Amy Campbell, a special education teacher at Helen Baller Elementary School in Camas, was named the 2020 Washington State Teacher of the Year at a ceremony at the Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle on Monday. 

Ms. Campbell has worked in Camas for 12 years, where she supports her students in achieving academic success by fostering inclusion and using strategies geared toward each of her students' strengths. She works to engage her students in the whole school community. 

Julie, a parent of one of Campbell's students noted, "My son is beloved by both staff and students at his school. I attribute this, in large part, to the willingness of Amy to get him out into the 'community' and help him shine. For example, he needs frequent breaks and she makes those productive learning opportunities by having him deliver the school mail. He feels successful. He loves school."

2019_0909_WA_TOY_Larry_JanieSuperintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal said Campbell's "collaborative nature, working tirelessly to build a school community that welcomes all learners, is an immense benefit to her students." 

Congratulations, Amy! 

The Washington State Teacher of the Year is selected from a pool of nine regional teachers of the year. We'd also like to congratulate and thank them for the great work they do with and for our students every day. 

Analisa McCann
Northeast ESD 101 | Central Valley SD | Broadway Elementary

Stephanie King
ESD 105 | Granger SD | Granger High School

Lisa Summers
Capital Region ESD 113 | Tumwater SD | Black Hills High School

Kathryn Lebuis Hartman
Olympic ESD 114 | Port Angeles SD | Roosevelt Elementary

Reid Sundblad
Puget Sound ESD 121 | Highline SD | Chinook Middle School

Rebecca Estock
ESD 123 | North Franklin SD | Connell Elementary

Malia Renner-Singer
North Central ESD 171 | Cascade SD | Cascade High School

Tamara Caraballo
Northwest ESD 189 | Snohomish SD | Glacier Peak High School

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