Teachers of the Week

Andrea Haisch

Andrea Haisch

  • School: Marvista Elementary School
  • Teaches: Kindergarten
  • Favorite Player: Shaquem Griffin
Christopher Harting

Christopher Harting

  • School: Opstad Elementary School
  • Teaches: Coding
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson

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Andrea Haisch

  • School: Marvista Elementary School
  • Teaches: Kindergarten
  • Favorite Player: Shaquem Griffin

“Andrea Haisch helps students learn to love school. The start of kindergarten can be very difficult for some children, especially those with special needs. Andrea creates a classroom environment where students feel safe, supported and connected,” said Principal Melissa Pointer. “Ms. Haisch builds positive relationships with every student and family in her class in order to support her students and their transition to school. She works tirelessly to create individualized plans based on student needs to help each child be successful.” “Andrea’s impact on Marvista goes beyond her classroom. She has such a huge personality and lives every day with such high energy and positivity that even students she has never taught know and love her,” adds Pointer. “Andrea is a leader on campus and serves in many formal and informal leadership roles. She is on our Building Leadership Team, she is our New Teacher Mentor and she is our informal Social Committee director. She is always rallying the teaching staff to meet for community building gatherings, happy hours, and other fun events. She is truly the heartbeat of our school in so many ways!”

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Christopher Harting

  • School: Opstad Elementary School
  • Teaches: Coding
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson

“Chris Harting is an inspiring teacher that brings fun and excitement into each and every class. He has embraced Opstad’s new specialist class of coding, which is just entering its second year at our school, and created a wonderful learning environment,” said Lisa Graham, a student’s parent. “Most recently a third-grade teacher, Chris has crafted the coding class from the ground up. He continues to drive our school forward with this new learning curriculum, inspiring and engaging his students in different ways. For example, you will never go a day without seeing Chris make his kids laugh. It’s just one reason his students have fun in the classroom and look forward to their time there.” Graham nominated Harting for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.