Because of You Awards: March 22, 2022

Posted by Gerardo Fernandez on 3/23/2022

Congratulations to Derek Aparis, security officer at Decatur High School. He was nominated by two scholars.

One scholar says Mr. Aparis is the reason she is staying on track for graduation. The other shares Mr. Aparis gives him advice about life. Because of you, these scholars say they enjoy school!

Thank You Derek Aparis image.


Congratulations to Joy McLaughlin, teacher at Brigadoon Elementary School. She was nominated by four scholars.

One says Ms. McLaughlin has helped him with his confidence. Another shares he has learned so much about math, science, and reading. Other scholar states Ms. McLaughlin is nice and fun at the same time. Other says Ms. McLaughlin is a funny and kind person. Because of you, these scholars say school is fun!

Joy McLaughlin


Congratulations to Dr. Jeom Ja Yeo, teacher at Federal Way High School. She was nominated by one scholar.

Scholar says Dr. Yeo had conversations with her family and shared information about college applications and scholarships. Because of you, Chloe says she now has many opportunities after high school!

Thank you slide of Dr. Yeo


Congratulations to Ta Sukovaty, teacher at Wildwood Elementary School. She was nominated by six scholars.

One scholar states that Ms. Sukovaty is a calm, collected, and encouraging teacher. Another shares Ms. Sukovaty has helped her learn from her mistakes. A third scholar says she likes it when Ms. Sukovaty says good morning because it makes her day go just fine. Another scholar states she is a better reader because of her. Another shares Ms. Sukovaty has helped her do her best. Another says she has helped him move up in reading and math levels. Because of you, these scholars say they have fun in school!Thank you slide of Ta


Congratulations to Emily Reed, teacher at Evergreen Middle School. She was nominated by two scholars.

One says Ms. Reed is funny, nice, and trustworthy. The other shares Ms. Reed makes her work hard so she can accomplish good things in life. Because of you, these scholars say they feel supported!

Thank you slide of Emily


Congratulations to Joan Bunting, teacher at Meredith Hill Elementary School. She was nominated by two scholars.

One shares Ms. Bunting motivates him to never give up. The other says Ms. Bunting is a kind, caring, and patient math team coach. Because of you, these scholars say they are excited about math!

Thank you slide of Joan