Congratulations to our own Curtis Betzler, who was named the 2020 Middle School Educator of the Year by the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation.

Mr. Betzler, who teaches 6th-grade science and AVID at CKMS, was surprised at school on March 2 by SVSF board members delivering the good news. This awards program celebrates outstanding educators in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, have earned respect, lead by example, and play an active role in creating a positive scholastic environment. Educators are nominated for this honor by parents, students, fellow staff, and community members. The SVSF Selection Committee is comprised of local business and community leaders who carefully review all nominations to determine who will receive this prestigious honor. 

This year’s other Educators of the Year include:

  • Melody Ramsey, a Food Services cook at Mount Si High School (2020 Classified Educator of the Year)
  • Colleen Myers, who teaches 1st grade at Fall City Elementary School (2020 Elementary School Educator of the Year)
  • Maryjill Nelson, who teaches English at Mount Si High School (2020 High School Educator of the Year)

The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to building community support to provide the best possible education for Every Student in Every Classroom at Every School. For more information, please visit: