Each year, the Bellingham School District surprises a handful of employees with awards that honor the work they’ve been doing.
This year, honorees received flowers, gift certificates, trophies and other goodies from sponsors Sanitary Services Company, Bellingham Public School Foundation and Vid-Smith Digital Video Production.
Districtwide Certificated Staff Member of the Year: Marc Whitlock, health and fitness teacher at Northern Heights Elementary and district employee for 33 years.
Districtwide Classified Staff Member of the Year: Melinda Nelson, paraeducator at Alderwood Elementary for the last six and a half years.
Districtwide Staff Team of the Year: Alderwood Title 1 Reading Team – Kristi Champagne, Dawn Christiana, Jennifer Percival and Christina Tan.
Districtwide Volunteer of the Year: Erin McEachern, Columbia Elementary School parent volunteer and Columbia Parent Association President.
Districtwide Leader of the Year: Rob McElroy, principal at Wade King Elementary School and district employee for 32 years.
For a list of school-level honorees and biographical information about the districtwide winners, click here.