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From Seed to Apple

Contact Information

Questions regarding this project or any of Washington’s awards recognition programs can be directed to:

Hilary Seidel
(360) 725-6117

Inspirational stories and lessons learned from Washington’s Teachers of the Year

From Seed to Apple is a collection of stories from Washington’s Teacher’s of the Year. From Seed to Apple is a project of the Washington State Teacher of the Year program, which is administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

2019 From Seed to Apple

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  • Foreword by Mandy Manning, 2018 Washington State and National Teacher of the Year
  • The Power of Positivity by Mathew Brown, North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Champions for Children by Karen Doran, Olympic ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Stuck on the Fence by Kimberly Miller, ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Those Times They Tried to Bury Me by Tracy Castro-Gill, ESD 121 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • We Are the Champions, My Friends by Robert Hand, 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • A Voice From the Corner by Susan Douglas, Northeast ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Building a Bridge by Michael Clinton, ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Road From Trauma by Kristine Mars, ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Take Care of Yourself by Ryan Healy, Capital Region ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • About Teacher of the Year

2018 From Seed to Apple

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  • Foreword by Camille Jones, 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Al Finds His Voice by Melissa Charette, Capital Region ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • More Than Just Students by Ethan Chessin, ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Don’t Just Care, Believe! by Denisha Saucedo, Puget Sound ESD 121 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • A Shared Honor by Laurie Price, ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Art of Teaching by Jon Magnus, North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Beyond School by Mandy Manning, 2018 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Math Dance by Jennifer Tenney, ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Power of Yes by Gary Coyan, Olympic ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Laws of English 11 by Linne Haywood, Northwest ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • About Teacher of the Year

2017 From Seed to Apple

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  • Foreword by Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, 2016 Washington Teacher of the Year
  • No One Does It Alone by Elizabeth Loftus, ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Against All Odds by Kendra Yamamoto, ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Who Works Harder Than Charlie? by Tim Larson, Northeast Washington ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Once Your Mentor, but Always Your Friend by Carol McKay, Capital Region ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Bloom Where You're Planted by Camille Jones, 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Your Future Starts Now by John Gallagher, Olympic ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Dear Future Teacher by Alisa Louie, Puget Sound ESD 121 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Bounty of My Labor by Jose Corona, ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • About Teacher of the Year

2016 From Seed to Apple

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  • Foreword by Lyon Terry, 2015 Washington Teacher of the Year
  • Looking at Myself in the Mirror by Omar Escalera, ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Teaching is an Act of Hope by Theresa Holland-Schmid, Olympic ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Beyond Content by Michael Werner, Northwest ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Girl in the Photograph by Ashley Leneway, North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Science Dynasty by Joyce Stark, ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Lost and Found by Alecia McAdams-Sing, Northeast ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • An Unexpected Motherhood by Maegan Skoubo, ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • I Take You With Me by Bethany Rivard, ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • What We Know by Nathan G. Gibbs-Bowling, Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • About Teacher of the Year

2015 From Seed to Apple

  • Foreword by Katie Brown, 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Last Tuesday, I Changed the World by Lyon Terry, 2015 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Cause and Effect by Linda Carney, Northeast ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Thanks, Mrs. P by Barney Peterson, Northwest ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Meet Tia by Sharon Conditt, ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Hunger for Contextual Learning by Glen Landrus, ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • If You Are Katelyn Jackson by Barbara Page, ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • I Change Lives by Lisa Snyder, North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • One Thing to Love by Kimberly Witte, Olympic ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Competition Breeds Excellence by Spencer Martin, ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year

2014 From Seed to Apple 

  • Foreword by Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 Washington state and National Teacher of the Year
  • At First Sight by Eric Samson, 2014 ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Small Victories by Laura Currie, 2014 ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • How to Be a Winner by Joshua Schlegel, 2014 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • If You Really Knew Me by Katie Brown, 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • A Basket Full of Apples by Bernice Hanan, 2014 ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Everybody is a Genius by Amy Adams, 2014 Puget Sound ESD Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Saying Yes by Matthew Brewer, 2014 North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The ABCs by Sheila Stuhlsatz, 2014 ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Grace of Harley's Voice by Jeffrey Dunn, 2014 Northeast ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year

2013 From Seed to Apple 

  • Foreword by Mark Ray, 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • The Tougher They Seem by Pamelia Valentine, 2013 ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Erik’s Journey by Barbara Quintasket, 2013 ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Unintended Consequences by Rich Newell, 2013 ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • I Wonder if They Know by Monte Syrie, 2013 ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • I Believe in You by Commander Rick Gile, 2013 ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • So Many Stories by Eric Saueracker, 2013 ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Why Do I Say It? by Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Rise of the Firebird by Brian Sites, 2013 ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year

2012 From Seed to Apple 

  • Foreword by Jay Maebori, NBCT, 2011 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • The Things That We Remember by Mark Ray, 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Dear Cassi by Lynne Olmos, 2012 ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Making Something Out of Nothing by Julie Trout, 2012 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • A Teacher's Dictionary by Brad Soliday, 2012 ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Ripple Effect by Mindy Eisele, 2012 ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Laughing Out Loud by Beth Mahugh, 2012 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Climbing Up by Tammy Buss Alejandre, 2012 ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Clark Kent's Apotheosis by John Hagney, 2012 ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year

2011 From Seed to Apple 

  • Foreword by Tom Robinson, 2010 ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Valedictorian's Dilemma by Jeffery Wehr, 2011 ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • From "F*** you!" to "Thank You!" by Melissa McBride, 2011 ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Chicken or Beef? by Jay Maebori, 2011 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Santiago by Abigail Chandler, 2011 Tribal Schools Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The Student Who Spontaneously Combusted by John Kerr, 2011 ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Speak Up! by Jo Anne Buiteweg, 2011 ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Front Page Surprise by Tracey Schepman, 2011 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Inspirational Erasers by Carrie Black, 2011 ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Discovering a Special Gift by Brian Eggleston, 2011 ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Go, Ricky, Go! By Anonymous, 2011 Regional Teacher of the Year