Finrow, Rochon win school district’s ‘highest honor’

Feb 08, 2017

The Mukilteo School District has named the winners of this school year’s first-semester Lighthouse Award – considered the highest honor a district employee can receive.

A committee of 14 staff members representing all areas of the district selected Debbie Finrow, a kindergarten teacher at Serene Lake Elementary, and Kitty Rochon, an administrative assistant at Kamiak High School, over eight other nominees.

Since 1990, the award has recognized the exceptional contributions of time, talent and effort given by district employees to students and the community.

On two occasions each year, the award is presented to two employees – one certificated and one classified – resulting in four winners each year.

To be eligible, candidates must receive at least two nominations from fellow district staff.

Nominees for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year were Brenna Fullner, office assistant at Mukilteo Elementary; Jerry Helm, construction trades instructor at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center; Jamie Knight, paraeducator at Kamiak; Tami Powers, primary support teacher at Columbia Elementary; Brian Radabaugh, computer repair technician; Cyndee Steinmetzer, office assistant at Mariner High School; Amy Tisdale, 2nd-grade teacher at Challenger Elementary; and Jeff True, locksmith with facilities maintenance.

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