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Time to Nominate for MIPA’s Exceptional Educator Award!

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Time to Nominate the MIPA 2018 Exceptional Educator Award!

Hello MIPA Members!

It’s time to nominate the 2018 MIPA Exceptional Educator Award.  MIPA is honored to recognize a teacher, assistant, or administrator who has made exceptional contributions to our preschool community through their dedication to early childhood education.  We welcome nominations from parents, peers, colleagues, directors, and past students.


2017 Winner – Kathy Moray – Creative Learning Center

2016 Winner – Laura Selby of Stroum Jewish Community Center

2015 Winner – Jen Headrick of Pixie Hill Preschool

2014 Winner – Talina Birashk of St. Monica’s Parish School

2013 Winner – Alex Cruz of Patti’s Play Center

2012 Winner – David Weston of Sunnybeam School

2011 Winner – Lynn Ahringer of Early World Montessori

2010 Winner – Molly van der Burch of Pebble Preschool

2009 Winner – Lisa Given of Lisa’s Little School

2008 Winner – Rita Macomber of Emmanuel Day School

2007 Winner – Mary Ann Haney of Sunnybeam School

2006 Winner – Ann Connolly of Pixie Hill Preschool

2005 Winner – Judy Witmer of Mercer Island Learning Lab



Submission deadline for the Thirteenth Annual Exceptional Educator Award is

Friday April 20th, 2018!


Via email or mail, please recommend a teacher, assistant, or administrator from a local preschool to be considered for the 2018 MIPA Exceptional Educator Award.  In this recommendation, please share qualities that make this person and their preschool program special and/or reasons for this nomination.


Please mail or email your nomination to:


Jessica Apodaca

3621 72nd Ave SE

Mercer Island, WA 98040




If you have any questions, please contact: Jessica Apodaca @ 425-770-5200

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