Lyon Terry, the 2015 Washington State Teacher of the Year, was honored by the Washington state Senate with a resolution co-sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-3th District) and other senators.
A National Board-certified teacher, Terry teaches a multi-age classroom at Lawton Elementary School (4000 27th Ave. W.). Since Terry started at Lawton, his fourth-graders have seen their writing proficiency rates rise by more than 10 percentage points.
“Lyon’s passion for education is so very apparent, and I continue to be struck by how dedicated he is to his students,” Kohl-Welles said. “As having been a fourth-grade teacher myself after graduating from college, I can particularly relate to the significance of Lyon’s achievement. I’m very fortunate to have known Mr. Terry for a few years; he’s a dedicated educator who motivates his students by addressing their needs and making every class moment memorable.”