Regional business and community leaders took a brief recess from their busy work, family and community lives to express appreciation for the region’s quality educational system by honoring 24 exemplary staff and volunteers.
The honors were presented as part of the Learn Here Project, an effort to showcase our educational system and its remarkable leaders to inspire others and attract people and businesses considering relocating or expanding in the region. About 120 community and education leaders gathered at Washington State University Vancouver to celebrate this year’s class of Learn Here Real Heroes.
“We are so appreciative by those who work so diligently in preparing our students,” said Chad Sessions of Windermere Northwest Living. “Through their hard work and creativity, they are helping prepare our next generation of citizens, workers and leaders, which in turn, helps us grow our economy and community.”
Windermere Northwest Living is joined by the Port of Vancouver USA, iQ Credit Union, Penrith Home Loans and the business group Identity Clark County in supporting the Learn Here Project. The reception was completed with support from Waste Connections and food and beverage provided by Signature Baking and 54-40 Brewery.
Those honored as Real Heroes include:
|BATTLE GROUND||Mandy Waugh||Terry Dotson|
|CAMAS||Daniel Huld||Camas Parent Groups|
|CLARK COLLEGE||Zach Lattin||Rekah Strong|
|EVERGREEN||Lori Strohl||Monica Stonier|
|HOCKINSON||Beth Tugaw||Scott Sorenson|
|LA CENTER||Paula Leach||Melinda Mazna|
|RIDGEFIELD||Ted Beyer||Evan Strandberg|
|VANCOUVER||Jeremy Berliss||Barry and Teresa Tweed|
|WA STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND||Jennifer Langley||Gary Scott|
|WA SCHOOL FOR THE Deaf||Dana Miles||Cynthia Duncan|
|WSU Vancouver||Allison Coffin||Michael Blankenship|
|WASHOUGAL||Alice Yang||Ben Jackson|
The region’s educational system is cited by many prospective residents and employers as a prime reason to locate in Clark County.
The Learn Here Project showcases our quality educational system and honors exemplary staff and volunteers, with cooperation from area educational institutions. The project is supported by Windermere Northwest Living, the Port of Vancouver USA, iQ Credit Union and Penrith Home Loans. It is part of the Discover Clark regional storytelling initiative created and coordinated by the non-profit business leaders’ group Identity Clark County. More information about the Learn Here Project including stories for each of this year’s honorees is available at www.discoverclark.org/learn.