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SKWay Awards December 2023

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December 2023 SKWay Awards -  Thank you for living the SKWay

Tricia Kobayashi

Tricia is THE example of what makes South Kitsap School District great. Tricia went above and beyond making sure all had been done on SKSD’s end to make my son’s Choice Transfer request happen. I am grateful for people like her, especially in the education sector. Great example of Knowing Your Purpose.

Award Winner: Tricia Kobayashi, Executive Assistant

Nominated by: Wynn Anderson

Emily Fogel

Emily Fogel exemplifies Knowing Your Purpose. She is truly a remarkable teacher, role model, and leader. She genuinely deserves recognition for being one of the kindest, dedicated, and professional educators working with our current generation of young people.

Award Winner: Emily Fogel, Marcus Whitman

Nominated by: Justina Jordan

Mike Allen

There is not just one instance to of greatness to highlight with regards to Mr. Allen. He is the embodiment of 'Think Big.' Mr. Allen lives and breathes music. He puts countless hours into planning concerts and finding opportunities for students to go on tour, perform at festivals, school visits and vocal competitions. His students refine their craft because of his expertise and dedication. Thank you Mr. Allen for your dedication to our students and for being a shining example of the SK Way!

Award Winner: Mike Allen, South Kitsap High School

Nominated by: Heather Wilson

Mary Smiley-Tucker

Mary Smiley-Tucker THINKS BIG every single day for students at South Colby and for our district as a whole. Mary recently spent hours of her own time creating behavior intervention one-pagers that will serve as a lasting and impactful resource for SK teachers. SK will realize it’s Top 5 vision because of dedicated educators like Ms. Smiley-Tucker!

Award Winner: Mary Smiley-Tucker, South Colby

Nominated by: Tom Edwards

We are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels they belong and are supported in becoming their best selves. We truly understand the value of a positive, cohesive culture that brings out the best in each of us. Our actions, behaviors, and interactions are all guided by the core values of the SK Way.

The SK Way, is our unique identity and the story of the South Kitsap School District. Each month, we acknowledge and celebrate staff members, students, volunteers, and community members who exemplify our core values.

If you catch a district employee, student, volunteer, or community member exhibiting one of our core values we want to hear about it! 

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