“I’m only as good as my students.”
One of the first statements we heard from Robin Jackam exemplified all that matters in her classroom… the students.
That focus is likely one of the many attributes that made Robin Jackam, Kindergarten teacher at Salmon Creek Elementary school, the winner of the December 2018 TwinStar Credit Union/ ClarkCountyLive.com Teacher Appreciation Grant. She was selected from entries submitted by school Administrators and PTA Board/Members from schools and districts throughout Clark County. (submit a teacher nomination here.)
Ms. Jackam was quick to point out that her “students make it such a joy to teach.” And from the reaction of the kids, you could tell that joy was reciprocal.
The Grant nomination was submitted by a PTA Board/Member, who added, “She gave my son a passion for school! Her patient and kind demeanor create a loving environment at our school.”
Admittedly, you have to have patience to survive at the Kindergarten level, but aren’t we glad she does. :)
Alyssa Alvord, Associate Principal, added, “Ms. Jackam is a compassionate teacher who centers her decisions around what’s best for students. She is calm, welcoming, and hard working. Her passion and dedication pours through her work and students. The Salmon Creek community is privileged to have her.”
And we are privileged to have the opportunity to recognize her, and financially contribute towards her good works in the classroom.
The goal of the TwinStar Credit Union/ ClarkCountyLive.com Teacher Appreciation Program is two-fold; to provide an outlet to recognize the outstanding works and unselfish actions taken by teachers in their classrooms, and to financially assist these teachers to continue these admirable efforts on behalf of the children in our community.
Congratulations to Robin Jackam, and all the staff and students of Salmon Creek Elementary on this well-deserved award.
Pictured above, from left to right: Heath Angelbeck, Principal, Salmon Creek Elementary; Jeff Tennent, Branch Manager, TwinStar Credit Union/ Hazel Dell; Tony Ruestig, Business Development Officer, TwinStar Credit Union; Robin Jackam, Kindergarten teacher, Salmon Creek Elementary; Alyssa Alvord, Associate Principal, Salmon Creek Elementary; and Mitch Canton, Director, Digital Media, ClarkCountyLive.com.
Is there a deserving teacher in your school? Of course there is!
Tell us about it. The Teacher Appreciation Program grant is awarded each month to a deserving local teacher whose name has been submitted by the school’s Administrative staff, PTA Board/Members, or other members of the school community.
You may find more information, including an entry form to submit teacher nominations, at https://clarkcountylive.com/tcap/
Thank you to our sponsors of the Teacher Appreciation Program.
TwinStar Credit Union was founded in 1938 by high school teachers to help educators weather the storms of the Great Depression. A lot has changed since then, but TwinStar remains dedicated to its core group, and has remained true to its roots by creating innovative and flexible financial products and services that focus on helping educators and members create financial success. TwinStar is proud to make a positive impact through student scholarships, educational grants and giving to charities throughout Southwest Washington.
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