Outstanding Teacher Educator Award

This award was created to recognize individuals for their contribution to the process of developing teacher candidates. They are individuals who have provided outstanding service to the cause of teacher education through their dedication, creativity, initiative, service, inspiration, and mentoring. Nominations and selection for this award will be made by Teacher Education Division faculty vote in March.

About Our Most Recent Recipient

Dustin Wendt

Dustin Wendt

I graduated from LCSC in December of 2015 with my BS in Elementary Education. After graduation, I finished the 2015-2016 school year as a long-term sub at McGhee Elementary in Lewiston. I was hired as a 5th/6th grade teacher at Grantham Elementary in Clarkston in August of 2016. Following my first year, I moved to 3rd grade at Grantham and have been there ever since. I recently graduated with my Masters in Educational Leadership and cannot wait to expand my journey in education beyond the walls of my classroom!'

Past Recipients

Spring 2022- Dani Bozzuto, 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher, Orchards Elementary School, Lewiston, Idaho

Spring 2021- Dani Bozzuto, 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher, Orchards Elementary School, Lewiston, Idaho

Spring 2020- Merrie Rampy, Adjunct Professor, Teacher Education Division, Lewis-Clark State College

Spring 2019 -Tim Sperber, Principal, Whitman Elementary School; Lewiston, Idaho

Fall 2018 - No award given

Fall 2017 - No award given

Spring 2017 - Becky Pickard, Teacher/Athletic Trainer, Genesee Joint School District; Genessee, Idaho

Fall 2016 - No award given

Spring 2016 - Marlene Forsmann, Paraprofessional, Prairie Elementary School; Cottonwood, Idaho

Fall 2015 - Wesli Houston, 3rd-4th Grade Teacher; Webster Elementary School; Lewiston, Idaho

Spring 2015 - Troy Pottenger, PE/Health Instructor; River City Middle School; Post Falls, Idaho

Fall 2014 - Shawn Bowman, Music Instructor; Asotin Middle/High School; Asotin, Washington