Please join the Marysville School District in congratulating the District's 2018 Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Leadership Award Winners, Bob Stoddard, Kacee Kukull and the Sheldon Family.
On May 12 the Marysville School District presented Cedarcrest Middle School teachers Bob Stoddard and Kacee Kukull with the Washington Student Leadership Award. This award recognizes those who demonstrate leadership in innovation, resulting in measurable student achievement growth.
Their work on designing, planning, and organizing Makers Space at Cedarcrest Middle School provides an educational place where a kid can be a kid. Whether it is pulling apart a computer to understand how it works, or making armor out of recycled materials, participating students get to explore the world in a healthy, safe school environment. It is incredible to watch students investigate their ideas and work with their hands to discover their strengths and passions. There is no doubt that Bob and Kacee's hard work to access resources, their dedication to the program, and selfless and encouraging attitudes have inspired the next generation of STEM leaders.
At this event, the District also highlighted the Community Leadership Award Winners, Amy, Ryan, Ray, Deanna, and Alex of the Sheldon Family. This award is given to community members who contribute toward the District’s educational success.
Many wonderful things in the Marysville School District would not be possible without their efforts. Through their 501c3 Leah’s Dream Foundation, they donated $45,000 to build an inclusive play structure at Kellogg Marsh Elementary. Their efforts also funded Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training for staff and counselors to help them assist students with Autism or physical limitations, and to help them convey their wants and needs to others. Not a day goes by where you don’t see one or more members of the Sheldon Family at a Marysville school, coordinating a family night with the Native Education or Special Education Department, helping lead a parent meeting, working directly to support a student, or cheering on a Marysville athletic team, not to mention their support of the District’s levy efforts. They are truly a staple of this community and our school district. Our staff, students and families are grateful for their love of all students, and their selfless service.
The Marysville School District is thankful to these individuals for all they do to support students, staff and the community of Marysville and Tulalip. Congratulations to all!