NU instructor named teacher of the year |

NU instructor named teacher of the year

Nevada Union High School teacher K.C. Covert was named the top Wells Fargo Teacher of the Year for western Nevada County last week at a special breakfast at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley.

Covert won $2,000 for her classroom and another $2,000 for the school from the bank. Thirteen other teachers were also named Teachers of the Year and received $500 apiece for their classrooms.

The other winners nominated by community members were: Sheila Waggoner of Pleasant Valley School, Nela Dwyer of Deer Creek School, Patti Swindling of Williams Ranch School, Kathryn Weston of Nevada City Elementary School, Ann Volz of Chicago Park School, Carla Nordstrom of Clear Creek School, Starr Palumbo of Ready Springs School, Greg Wolfe of Grass Valley Charter School, Monica Frohreich of Gold Run School, Laura Rohrsen of Cottage Hill School and Magnolia School, Cami Rhodes of Union Hill School, Carol Ransom of Hennessy School and Carol Fegte of Yuba River Charter School.

According to downtown Grass Valley Wells Fargo branch Manager Gary Woodward, this is the first year for the Teacher of the Year program.

After nominations were turned in, a committee of community members and Wells Fargo employees chose the 14 teachers of the year.

Committee members were: Joe Boeckx, superintendent of Nevada Union High School; John Foster, chief of the Grass Valley Police Department; Stan Miller, Nevada County assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum and instruction; Elsie Sharp and Ann McCann, both retired school teachers; Tracy Curtis, Wells Fargo market area manager; Gary Woodward, Wells Fargo Grass Valley manager; Dean Thorp, community development representative for the Wells Fargo Foundation and Dan Bailey, senior manager for the Sacramento Valley region.

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