Highland Terrace Teacher named Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mark Owen, Anna Soper, Kidd Valley representatives,
Principal Mike VanOrden. Photo by Frank Kleyn

Mr. Mark Owen, fifth grade teacher at Highland Terrace Elementary, was chosen as the recipient of Kidd Valley's Teacher of the Year Award. Mark was nominated by sixth grader, Anna Soper, who wrote an essay highlighting Mark's amazing talents as a teacher and Math Olympiad coach. Mark received $500 to be used for classroom supplies,

Kidd Valley restaurant reviewed hundreds of essay nominations from kindergarten through eighth grade students commending their favorite teachers as part of the ninth annual Teacher of the Year contests. From that, an exceptional teacher came out on top to earn the grand prize awards.

Kidd Valley has named Mark Owen of Shoreline’s Highland Terrace Elementary School as the Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year. In a ceremony at a school assembly on Friday, Owen was presented with a $500 giant check good for a gift certificate for school supplies and a commemorative plaque,

Anna Soper, a sixth-grade student from Highland Terrace Elementary School, nominated fifth-grade teacher Mark Owen. Mr. Owen is recognized for his dedication to the Math Olympiad program, building a great foundation for students’ math skills and having the highest participation in the math program in the Shoreline School District. Soper and her school’s Math Olympiad team received burger vouchers good for a Kidd Valley Kidds Meal. 

Kidd Valley honored other teachers including Megan Woodward, who teaches second-grade at Briarcrest Elementary School, Shoreline.


Kidd Valley began in 1975 in Seattle's University District. Today, Kidd Valley has 8 retail locations throughout Western Washington plus 6 stadium and event locations such as Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field and KeyArena.


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