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LCSC adult learning instructor named Outstanding Educator of the Year

LEWISTON, Idaho – Becki Parks, a math instructor at the Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Idaho Lifelong Learning Association. She was recognized at the Mountain Plains Adult Education Conference a week ago in Boise, Idaho.

Parks has served at LCSC for the past seven years and has taught all math classes at the center for the past four. She is credited with going above and beyond to keep her and her students up to speed in the face of changes to the GED curriculum and its more rigorous test.

“Many students are anxious about taking a math class, but once they begin participating in Becki’s class, they begin to trust the process,” said Donna Callahan, director of the Adult Learning Center. “The interpersonal skills that Becki possesses are what make the learning environment positive for the students. She exudes passion when she teaches and this is evident in the rapport she has with her students as well as in her student outcomes.”

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