The Washington state Senate applauds state Teacher of the Year Lyon Terry. Photo courtesy of Washington State Legislative Support Services
The Washington state Senate applauds state Teacher of the Year Lyon Terry. Photo courtesy of Washington State Legislative Support Services

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.”