Genesee’s Pickard earns Outstanding Educator Award from LCSC

Becky Picard And Heather

LEWISTON, Idaho – Becky Pickard, a teacher and athletic trainer for the Genesee Joint School District, has been named the Lewis-Clark State College Division of Education and Kinesiology’s Outstanding Educator Award winner for spring 2017.

Pickard was recognized by members of LCSC’s Teacher Education Program at an awards ceremony at Genesee Elementary School last month. Pickard’s primary position is physical education teacher for elementary and junior high students in Genesee. Two years ago, she added the role of teaching keyboarding to grades 3-6, and she also fills gaps in staffing by serving as secretary for the K-12 office when she has time available.

Pickard also serves as the district’s athletic trainer and often can be found taking care of students after school, during athletic events, or leading training sessions for the coaches.

In her nomination for the award, Pickard was credited for serving students in multiple ways, both during the day and after school.

She also serves as a local Genesee EMT, and her background has been critical in helping lead Genesee’s emergency/crisis team and building a strong safety plan for the district.

The LCSC Division of Education and Kinesiology, under chair Heather Van Mullem, honors a fall and spring Outstanding Educator Award winner each year. The award was created to recognize individuals for their contributions to education. The individual provides outstanding services to the cause of education through their dedication, creative initiative, service, inspiration, and contribution to the improvement of education. Nominations are not limited to teachers and may include administrators, paraprofessionals, aides, secretaries, custodians, food service employees, playground monitors, crossing guards, and more. The nominee does not have to be a graduate of LCSC.

For more information on the award, visit www.lcsc.edu/education/outstanding-educator.