Shoreline PTA Council 6.12 honors 46 outstanding volunteers and educators

Thursday, May 9, 2019

From left: two representatives from the Dale Turner Y, Rob Beem,
David Wilson and Heather Fralick from the school board
Rebecca Miner, Supt. Shoreline Public Schools

At a celebration held at the Shoreline Center on May 2, 2019, Shoreline PTA Council 6.12 honored 46 outstanding volunteers and educators for their significant contributions in serving and advocating for students and families.

After a lovely dinner accompanied by Shoreline Junior Strings, Council Co-Presidents Susie Moore and Silje Sodal recognized each award winner, noting their contributions and sharing anecdotes about their dedication and service. 

Individuals from each school were honored in primarily three categories: Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Advocate and Golden Acorn. 

Four school custodians were honored for the
personal connection, care, and attention
that they bring to their jobs.

In addition to the many parents, teachers, staff and community members who were honored for their time, energy and expertise, a total of four custodians were given awards. Those who nominated the custodians noted that they, like many teachers and staff in our schools, often go above and beyond in their job descriptions to provide the personal connection, care and attention that results in a connected, supportive school community where students feel noticed and safe.

In addition, Shoreline PTA Council presented three awards.

From left: two representatives from Dale Turner Y, Rob Beem, Susie Moore
All received PTA Council awards

Dale Turner YMCA, recipient of the Outstanding Organization award, has significantly supported PTA events and programs throughout the District, serving as an integral partner in the Back to School Consortium and providing invaluable support to the Teen Gift program at the annual Holiday Baskets event. The Y has also generously provided free child care at various PTA meetings and other school related events, and they provide school student enrichment, program scholarships and Play EveryDAY recess coaching for local elementary schools.

In his role as Community Services Manager for the City of Shoreline, recently retired Outstanding Advocate Award winner Rob Beem provided significant leadership for the Back to School Consortium and regularly volunteered at Holiday Baskets. 

The Council is particularly appreciative of Rob’s talent for community building and enthusiastic support for Shoreline students and families, noting that while Rob is an outstanding ‘idea guy’ and visionary, he is always willing to roll up his sleeves and do what’s necessary to make an event extra special.

Shoreline Junior Strings played during dinner

This year’s Council Golden Acorn winner, Susie Moore, has served students and families for many years, first as the Play and Learn teacher at Lake Forest Park Elementary, then as an active parent volunteer, Art Docent Chair, Room Parent, LFP PTA Co-President and Shoreline PTA Council Executive Committee Member, including as Vice President and Co-President. 

She is also a District Family Advocate, supporting our more vulnerable students and families with compassion and skill. Susie is an exceptional leader with the ability to think big while also overseeing all the details, and as a skilled facilitator, communicator and visionary, she guides and encourages in ways that build strong, sustainable teams and creates effective organizations and systems. 

She has led the effort to focus on family engagement at the local and Council level and encourages meaningful connections throughout PTA and the broader school community.

Extraordinary leaders and volunteers
support the Shoreline PTA Council
Our District and school community are fortunate to have so many extraordinary leaders and volunteers. Thank you!


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