Teacher Appreciation Week 2022
To express our gratitude this Teacher Appreciation Week, here are a few of our favorite foundry10 moments with educators in 2022.
At foundry10, we are fortunate to work with some of the most dedicated, creative, and talented teachers in the world. We are so grateful for the passion the educators in our network bring to their students day in and day out.
To express our gratitude this Teacher Appreciation Week, we’d love to highlight some of our favorite moments with educators this year. Thank you teachers!
“Elia Solis at LaVenture Middle School works diligently and tirelessly to cultivate community and celebrate the connections and creativity in the students she serves! IT IS INSPIRING. She is a holistic educator and family advocate — centering the whole kid in her work!” — Leah Adcock-Starr, foundry10
“Michaela Peterson at Lincoln HS is a welcome force in the classroom! Bouncing between March Marine Mammal Madness to helping kids with electromechanical hardware with ease, she’s a joy to work with. foundry10 appreciates the work you’re doing!” — Colin Katagiri, foundry10
Meet the foundry10 Intern: CaraLee Howe
CaraLee Howe is a research intern at foundry10 who studies Psychology and Musical Theatre at University of Washington.
“Chelsea Clifton at Thomas Jefferson HS in Federal Way is an amazing arts educator — they fiercely advocate for the creative potential and curiosity and hopes of their students! Clif’s classroom is a safe and generative space — a place where kids are invited to create and explore and express themselves and their artistic identities!” — Leah Adcock-Starr, foundry10
“My favorite moment observing Alijah Benbrook this year has been in their work on the Creator’s Cove program. There’s so much to do backstage on any program, and it’s been a joy to work alongside Alijah with their passion for building excellent experiences for youth!” — Chelsi Gorzelsky, foundry10
50% Shark Nerd, 50% Educator, 100% foundry10 Intern
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“I appreciate Bryan Taylor and Mike Carey at Scriber Lake HS for so enthusiastically learning new things (robotics!) alongside their students.” — Tania Dearden, foundry10
“A favorite observation of vice principal extraordinaire and great teacher Dave Zwaschka at Scriber Lake HS is the way he takes a mindful moment to greet every student and every person in the classroom (Zoom or otherwise) by name and takes the time to connect and invite engagement and relationship!” — Leah Adcock-Starr, foundry10
“My favorite moment observing Biz Freebairn teach this year was watching her lead a room of youth and educators in a new drama game that we all learned from! I’ve worked with Biz for almost a decade now, and I’ve always learned from her care-filled approach to education.” — Duncan Frost, foundry10
“What I appreciate most about Rachel Ramey is that she is a flexible librarian extraordinaire. She’s always ready to fill a gap to serve her students, whether it’s in her own library or her colleagues’ classrooms.” — Chelsi Gorzelsky, foundry10
“Rob Hoppins and Christine Lackie at Cedar Park Elementary are amazing advocates and creators for their students — developing special projects and bringing in local ‘experts’ to guest teach in order to inspire and activate their students’ creativity and curiosity and voice! They work above and beyond — constantly learning new technologies themselves — in order to create new pathways for their students’ exploration!” — Leah Adcock-Starr, foundry10
How Do You Use Your Voice?
foundry10 Teaching Artist Riley Gene is helping elementary school students find the confidence to speak and be heard.
“The after school education team at El Centro — Mimi, Maria, Liz and all their guest teachers — are THE BEST. From supply gathering and kit making to facilitating one on one tutor sessions to planning new and exciting art and STEM and social justice focused camps for their students — the El Centro education team is continually working and growing and brainstorming new ways to support the thriving and successes and creativity of all their students!” — Leah Adcock-Starr, foundry10
“Thank you Kate Falconer for your continual commitment to showing up as an incredible womxn in audio production! When our students see it, they can be it, and you are truly a trailblazer! “— Chelsi Gorzelsky, foundry10
Celebrated Seattle Music Artists Teach Youth Workshop Series
foundry10 and The Vera Project partnered to deliver a digital audio workshop series for aspiring teens and young…
“Thank you Kevin Keogh for the boundless potential you bring with you every day! I appreciate how you always come with an open mind and how you’re always ready to try something new!” — Chelsi Gorzelsky, foundry10
“Marjie Bowker is an inspiration! My favorite moments observing her this year were in classroom discussions. She has such effective methods for facilitating challenging topics in her classes. Watching her facilitate a conversation is like watching an artist paint!”— Chelsi Gorzelsky, foundry10
“Thank you Be Cameron for the amazing energy you’ve brought to the Endless Blue project. When I see you working with students playing the game, I see a teacher and their students having the time of their lives and that’s such a beautiful sight!” — Chelsi Gorzelsky, foundry10
“Isabel Shinnick-Gordon is an amazing teacher because she works hard to bring science to life with her students, and it shows!” — Chelsi Gorzelsky, foundry10
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from foundry10!