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The Shorewood PTSA offers annually awards for Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Advocate, and Outstanding Volunteer (Golden Acorn).  Descriptions for these awards are below and are adapted from the WA State PTA website.

Outstanding Educator

The Outstanding Educator Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in their community to enhance the educational outcomes of all children or youth. An educator is not limited to a teacher and may be defined as a teacher, assistant, specialist, support staff, administrator or community member.

Outstanding Advocate

The Outstanding Advocate Award was established to recognize an individual for his or her advocacy and commitment in helping to create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety and education of children and youth.

Outstanding Volunteer (Golden Acorn)

A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth.


Previous year’s award winners:



Educator- Amanda Workman

Advocate- Amber Langon

Volunteer- Shannon McMaster


Educator- Marianne Stephens

Advocate- Jill Steinberg

Volunteer- Kaija Dalan


Educator- Karen Helseth

Educator- Kellie Stich

Advocate- Debbie Olhoeft

Volunteer- Krista Keller



Educator- Leslie Silver, Tammy Ceesay

Advocate- Joel Reese, Carrie Campbell

Volunteer- Kim Ositis, Suzanne Gugger



Educator-Lisa Faidley

Educator- Brian Fleischman

Advocate- Wyatt Tonkin

Volunteer- Veronica Cook



Educator- Wes Proudlove

Educator- Jeremy Hunter

Advocate- Amy Green Grady

Volunteer- Diana Ensenat



Educator- Diana Dillard

Educator- Sarah McFarlane

Advocate- Bill Dunbar

Volunteer- Wendy Sieve



Educator- Andrew Bagley

Educator- Frank Fisher

Educator- Damon Oliveto

Advocate - Judy Schaad

Volunteer- Patty Sanders


Educator- Tammy Fawcett

Advocate- Paula Williams

Volunteer- Kerry Petit

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