Congratulations to Ashley Staron for being the 4th Tahoe Truckee Teacher of the Year Finalist!

TruckeeAshley Staron, Truckee Elementary Kindergarten teacher and a Sierra Nevada College M.Ed. alumna, was selected as the 4th 2014 Truckee Hometown SEARS-Sierra Sun/North Tahoe Bonanza Teacher of the Year finalist. Truckee Elementary principal Valerie Simpson said that Ashley “…has brought her positive energy and new ideas that not only have infiltrated her kindergarten team but the entire school”, and one nominator said that “I have never met a more dedicated teacher”. Congratulations Ashley!

Eric Harssema, a Teacher Education Alumnus from Sierra Nevada College, is a Teacher of the Year Finalist

Charlie Riley presenting Eric Harssema with his finalist certificate as he stands with his second-grade class at Incline Elementary School

Congratulations to Eric Harssema, an Incline Elementary School teacher and Sierra Nevada College Teacher Education alumnus, for being the second finalist for Truckee Hometown Sears-Sierra Sun Teacher of the Year! Eric has been with Incline Elementary School for four years after earning his M.A. from SNC.