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CTE Teacher of the year
CTE Teacher of the year
Posted on 02/22/2018
CTE Teacher of the year

It was a not a big surprise to staff members at Kalles Jr. High when the Puyallup School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year announcement was made

Life Issues teacher Carri Gervais, a longtime Puyallup teacher was honored with the award in front of her peers recently. Her energetic commitment to students and devotion to her staff make her a favorite among colleagues and students.  She effectively engages students and prepares them for life beyond high school in her Life Issues and Culinary classrooms.

Gervais’ preparedness in the classroom and student-centered environment brings an atmosphere of enjoyment, learning, and support to the students. Principal Guy Kovacs commented, “when you watch her in the classroom, she loves to teach and she loves making a difference in the lives of our junior high students”.

Beyond her classroom, Gervais has worked with the Booster Club, she is a strong participant in Professional Development Days, Ignite the Future events where students go through mock interviews including creating a resume to learn what potential employers are looking for in hiring candidates. She is also a powerful contributor to Kalles’ RTI/Intervention Team.

Going above and beyond, Carri spent her time preparing the implementation of learning labs. The labs provide additional support to students in their academic skill building, especially supporting our most-at-risk-students.

“Carri is everything we hope for in PSD educators; hard-working, dedicated, extremely well-planned, rigorous, supportive, and professional,” said Kovacs.

The entire CTE department and the Puyallup School District are thankful to Carri Gervais for being an example of a teacher who continually works to provide real-world, career connected learning for our students.

Anne Hogenson