LEWISTON, Idaho – Wesli Houston, a third and fourth grade teacher at Webster Elementary School in Lewiston, has been named the fall 2015 recipient of Lewis-Clark State College’s Outstanding Educator Award. Houston was recognized by staff members of LCSC’s Teacher Education Program at an awards ceremony at the elementary school on Thursday morning.
Houston was nominated by one of her students.
“I think Mrs. Wesli should deserve it because she teaches us a lot of new science, math, reading, and writing,” the third grader’s nomination letter said. “Mrs. Wesli is also the nicest teacher in the school because she never yells at us. Mrs. Wesli is very intelligent and is a hard worker. Mrs. Wesli is also very funny, goofy, smart, pretty and never stops trying. She makes other people laugh and she will make you have a fun time.”
Nominations are not limited to teachers, but may include administrators, paraprofessionals, aides, secretaries, custodians, food service employees, playground monitors, etc. Only nominations by P-12 students are accepted. A committee of three practicing teachers and two members of the Teacher Education Program chooses the winner from submitted nominations.
For more information about the Outstanding Educator Award program please contact Heather Van Mullem, chair of the Education and Kinesiology Division, at [email protected] or 208-792-2781.
Photo: Houston receives award from Van Mullem, alongside nominating student and Webster and LCSC staff members