The ESD 112 Board of Directors recognized Camas special education teacher Amy Campbell for winning the state Teacher of the Year award.

At their October 2019 board meeting, the ESD 112 Board of Directors presented Amy Campbell with a plaque, honoring her for receiving the 2020 Washington State Teacher of the Year Award.

As part of the presentation, staff read quotes about Amy from colleagues, administrators and parents. Among the quotes are:

“She exudes everything we believe possible for public schools. She is passionate about advocating for students served through special education, a platform that needs passionate difference makers like Amy.”

“My son is beloved by both staff and students at his school. I attribute this, in large part, to the willingness of Amy to get him out into the ‘community’ and help him shine.”

“While Amy is highly skilled at designing engaging lessons and activities that are within the individual developmental reach of all our students, it is her ability to inspire team members to contribute to and celebrate student successes that makes Amy a unique teacher and leader.”

Campbell has worked the past 12 years at Helen Baller Elementary where she serves children with moderate to profound disabilities.

“It is an honor to have this year’s Washington State Teacher of the Year based in our region,” said ESD 112 Superintendent Tim Merlino. “It is our privilege to recognize her for her work to support students in our community,” he added.

As part of her tenure as Washington State Teacher of the Year, Campbell will travel the state this year, speaking to students and representing Washington’s educators. As Washington State’s Teacher of the Year, Campbell will also now be considered for the highly prestigious National Teacher of the Year award, which will be announced in early 2020.