Teachers of the Week

DOUGLAS PENTLAND

DOUGLAS PENTLAND

  • School: Concord International Elementary School
  • Teaches: 1st Grade
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson
TAMARA NEDELL

TAMARA NEDELL

  • School: New Start High School
  • Teaches: 9-12th Grade: Language Arts
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson

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DOUGLAS PENTLAND

  • School: Concord International Elementary School
  • Teaches: 1st Grade
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson

“Mr. Pentland has only recently begun his second year at Concord, but he has already made his positive presence felt. He is gentle, loving and enthusiastic with all of his students,” said Robin Schwartz, a Concord parent and PTA member. “Mr. Pentland brings so much good energy to the classroom and our school community. He truly appreciates the energy first-graders have and encourages them to move around if they need to while they do their work. A true team player who goes the extra mile, he is always willing to pitch in with co-workers, as well as with parents and the PTA. And he is a double-dutch expert!” Schwartz nominated Pentland for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.

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TAMARA NEDELL

  • School: New Start High School
  • Teaches: 9-12th Grade: Language Arts
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson

“Tamara Nedell is committed to creating a safe, positive environment for her students. She develops and tailors reading programs to meet their varied needs and strengths, investing considerable time and energy to help them be successful,” said Ilse Amador, a Highline Public Schools colleague. “New Start graduates frequently return and share how Tamara changed their lives. They credit her for teaching them how to write an essay, how to read and how to actually enjoy reading. Importantly, her students know that whatever challenges they may be facing in school or at home, they have someone who truly believes in them.” Amador nominated Nedell for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.