Our Teacher of the Year

2022-2023 Teacher of the Year

Ms. Ruth Dechant

 

Ms. Dechant is one of our first grade teachers.  This is her 25th year of teaching at Welcome, but she has 25 total years of teaching experience.  She is highly qualified in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education and has a Masters in Educational Technology.  Ms. Dechant has taught K-4, K-5, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, reading intervention for 2nd - 4th grades, computer, and challenge.  This year is her ninth year in first grade.  She loves sharing the gift of learning with all children and strives to make learning enjoyable and rewarding. The staff at Welcome Elementary is proud to have her as our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year.

 

 

2021-2022

Mrs. Patricia Bonnema

Bonnema

 

 

 

 

2020-2021

Mrs. Morgan Freeman

Freeman


2019-2020

Mrs. Cassie Alexander

Alexander


2018-2019

Mrs. Anna Keith


2017-2018

 

Mrs. Lora Fricks

Mrs. Lora Fricks


2016-2017

Ms. Julie Hunt

Ms. Julie Hunt


2015-2016

Mr. Sean O'Laughlin 

Mr. Sean O'Laughlin 


2014-2015

Ms.  Anna Henson

Ms.  Anna Henson


2013-2014

Ms. Tasha McDowell

Ms. Tasha McDowell


2012-2013

Mrs. Sara  Awtrey

Mrs. Sara  Awtrey


2011-2012

Mrs. Fallon Finley

Mrs. Fallon Finley