Honors piling up for Simon Youth Academy in Seattle
The Academy’s streak started in late 2011 when Simon Youth Foundation named the school’s lead teacher, Beth Brunton, its National Teacher of the Year during the Foundation’s national teacher conference. The award included a $1,000 stipend for Brunton to spend on classroom enhancements.
First, the Academy was included on the list of winners when the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education announced its 2011 Washington Achievement Awards on Feb. 7. Just 21 Seattle-area schools were named Achievement Award winners. The Academy at Northgate Mall was honored with Special Recognition for Improvement for student performance.