School Briefs

May 30, 2018

Several employees awarded at luncheon

The school district’s student support advocates, the Equity and Social Justice Division at Everett Community College, and the chair of the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center’s advisory committee were honored at an annual luncheon hosted by the Washington Association of School Administrators. The event recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to K-12 education. The student support advocates were honored for providing vital support to Mukilteo students. These dedicated paraeducators work as school-based case managers for at-risk students and assist with navigating complex social service systems. The Equity and Social Justice Division at Everett Community College was recognized for being an outstanding partner to the school district in collaborating to better serve underrepresented students including low income, first generation to attend college, and students of color. Steven Hellyer, current chair of the General Advisory Committee at the Skills Center, was recognized for his ideas and expertise in data analysis, technology, and systems thinking.


Kamiak grad awarded scholarship at Concordia College

Leo Kohorst, a Kamiak grad, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship to attend Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and will also participate in the CREDO Honors program. Kohorst is the son of Kurt and Kristin Kohorst.

Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 50 majors, including 15 honors majors as well as 12 preprofessional programs.



To Nathan Binz, AP math and computer science instructor at Kamiak, on being named an Inspirational Teacher by a student in the Paul G. Allan School for Computer Science and Engineering. He was selected for his commitment to student success and will be honored at a banquet in celebration of his excellent work.


Congratulations also

To Mariner and Sno-Isle Skills Center student Caithlyn Angel for winning first place in the Skills USA State Championships in the Aerospace division and on qualifying to attend the national competition in Kentucky this June. During the competition, competitors are evaluated on their knowledge, skill, and performance in their field, and are rewarded for excellence.


Mariner teacher receives Teach Earth Fellowship

Rhonda Marquardt, a Nationally Board certified math teacher at Mariner and current US State Department Global Fellow has been selected to receive a Teach Earth Fellowship and will be assisting researchers working toward conserving wetlands and traditional agriculture outside of Mexico City. She received a full scholarship to cover the cost of the research expedition and was also recently awarded an additional grant to cover the cost of travel.

Know someone looking for work?

Tell them that the Mukilteo School District is looking for school bus drivers. It’s an especially great job for retirees or stay-at-home parents that love children and like to drive. Applicants must have at least five years of experience as a driver of a passenger car and have a clean driving record. Paid training is provided. Summer training class will start on July 24. Starting pay for those hired will be $22.91 per hour. Apply online at If you have questions, please call 425-356-1396.

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