Tina Whicker, Learning Support Specialist at Hazelwood Elementary School, was named the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary’s October Educator of the Month.
Whicker manages and teaches primary grade level students in reading, writing and mathematics, collaborates with parents and teachers to implement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and teaches the federal Title I program, which helps boost students achievement among lower income students.
“Tina consistently goes out of her way to meet the needs of children,” Principal Dr. Timothy Parnell said. “She is active in our school community. She has led efforts to create evening forums for parents and teachers to get together for ‘Community Conversations,’ in which topics such as homework, the new mathematics, and reading have been discussed. She is a leader and expert in our building in helping children to read, write, think, and fall in love with learning.”