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From Seed to Apple

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From Seed to Apple is a group of inspirational stories and lessons learned from Washington's Teachers of the Year. The project is administered by OSPI.

2022 From Seed to Apple 

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  • Foreword by Brooke Brown, 2021 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • The Power of Language by Thien Nguyen, Student Mariner High School | Mukilteo School District
  • We All Want the Same Things by Nancy Baldwin, 2021 Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year
  • Still Here by Boo Balkan Foster (Apache/Adopted Makah), 2022 Puget Sound ESD Regional Teacher of the Year Chief
  • A Change of Heart by Linda Johnson, 2022 ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year Early Learning Center
  • Lessons From My Children by Cindy Cromwell-Sholtys, 2021 National Digital Principal of the Year
  • A Homecoming Court for Everyone by Shreya Mehta, Student Hanford High School | Richland School District
  • Unorthodox by Tammy Lanphere Oommen, 2021 Northwest ESD Regional Classified School Employee of the Year
  • Drop, Cover, and Hold by Mary Krzysiak, 2022 Olympic ESD Regional Teacher of the Year
  • A District-Sized Classroom by Jerad Koepp (Wukchumni), 2022 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • P.S. Can I Have a Jolly Rancher? By Becky Adderson, 2022 Northeast Washington ESD Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Mama Krieg by Randi Krieg, 2022 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Every Year I Want to Quit My Job by Sarah Manus, 2022 Northwest ESD Regional Teacher of the Year
  • It Just Takes One Email by Sarnika Ali, Student Auburn Riverside High School | Auburn School District

2021 From Seed to Apple

  • Foreword by Amy Campbell, 2020 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • High Expectations by Devin Bauer, 2021 Northeast ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • What is Grace For? by Megan Anderson Reilly, 2021 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Forgiveness for the Frogs by Erin Lark, 2021 ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Remembering the Pandemic by David Buitenveld, 2021 Capital Region ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • The World I Could Not See by David Cooke, 2020 Washington State Secondary Principal of the Year
  • Gloria Gaynor's Favorite Son by David Tracewell, 2021 Olympic ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Shifting Perspectives by Brooke Brown, 2021 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Crying and Chaos by Chenoa Meagher, 2021 ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Hunting and Pecking by Jackie Hentges, 2021 North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • (Not) Crying in Petco by Ben Ballew, 2021 Northwest ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • I Can Do This Too by Yubi Mamiya, Student Contributor, Shorewood High School, Shoreline Public Schools
  • One Student at a Time by Melito Ramirez, 2020 Washington State Classified Employee of the Year
  • Kindergarten at 39 by Traicy Bernal, 2020 ESD 112 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year
  • Changemaker by Jaelyn Sotelo, Student Contributor, Skyview High School, Vancouver Public Schools
  • Determined to Win by Katie Lee, 2020 Olympic ESD 114 Regional Classified Employee of the Year
  • Ebb and Flow by Jobie Flint, 2020 Washington State Assistant Principal of the Year
  • Reading Between the Lines by Isaac Yi, Student Contributor, Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish School District
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2020 From Seed to Apple

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  • Foreword by Robert Hand, 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • From Learner to Leader by Jenna Yuan Chair, Legislative Youth Advisory Council
  • Choose Your Own Adventure by Reid Sundblad, 2020 Puget Sound ESD 121 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Because of Mr. Warren by Guy Kovacs, 2019 Middle Level Principal of the Year
  • Getting My Ducks in a Row by Lisa Summers, 2020 Capital Region ESD 113 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • We Were Surrounded by Lily Villa, Member, Legislative Youth Advisory Council
  • My Brother; My Hero by Malia Renner-Singer, 2020 North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Education Saves Lives by Dave Gamon, 2009 Northeast ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Crayons Aren’t Just for Kindergarten by Tamara Caraballo, 2020 Northwest ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • A Place for Everyone by Matthew Brewer, 2014 North Central ESD 171 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Lectures Don’t Fix No Students by Jay Maebori, 2011 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • Where Are You From? by Stephanie King, 2020 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Cultivating Safety by Analisa McCann, 2020 Northeast ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Fostering Connections by Kathryn Lebuis-Hartman, 2020 Olympic Region ESD 114 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Diving In by Autymn Wilde, Member, Association of Washington Student Leaders Student Voice and Advocacy Board (Eastern Washington State Board of Education Representative)
  • How Children Change Us by Representative My-Linh Thai, Washington’s 41st Legislative District
  • A Well-Chosen Profanity and My Growth as a Teacher by Mark Gardner, 2008 ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • His Struggle Is Not Your Fault by Camille Jones, 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • In Pursuit of a Superior Education by Rebecca Estock, 2020 ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year
  • Sometimes My Math Thinking Is Bigger Than Paper by Jana Dean, 2016 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching & Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Recipient
  • America, a Great, Great, and Benevolent Country by Isaac Yi Member, Legislative Youth Advisory Council
  • Learning Through Leadership by Gabriel Navarro Member, Legislative Youth Advisory Council & Association of Washington Student Leaders Student Voice and Advocacy Board
  • A Painful Gift by Michael Nelson 2019 Washington State Superintendent of the Year
  • Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure by Martha Wisdom 2019 Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year
  • Blazing My Own Trail by Ashley Lin Member, Association of Washington Student Leaders Student Voice and Advocacy Board
  • A Love Letter to My Community by Frank Hewins 2018 Washington State Superintendent of the Year
  • What Tom Can Do by Amy Campbell 2020 Washington State Teacher of the Year
  • About Teacher of the Year

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