2020 Regional Teacher of the Year Kathryn Lebuis Hartman

2020 Regional Teacher of the Year Kathryn Lebuis Hartman
Posted on 06/17/2019
2020 Regional Teacher of the Year Kathryn Lebuis HartmanRoosevelt Elementary Teacher Kathryn Lebuis Hartman is the 2020 Olympic Educational Service District (OESD) 114 Regional Teacher of the Year finalist.  Washington's Teacher of the Year program recognizes as many as ten regional finalists and selects one state Teacher of the Year annually. This state Teacher of the Year is Washington’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year.

Regional finalists attend a day of interviews followed by a weekend leadership retreat in Olympia. The State Superintendent announces the Teacher of the Year the following Monday during a Teacher of the Year award ceremony at EMP in Seattle.  Last year, Karen Doran, Roosevelt Elementary teacher, attended the event in Seattle as the 2019 OESD Regional Teacher of the Year Finalist.

Hartman, a fourth-grade teacher, was nominated by a Roosevelt parent, Angela Loushin.

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Hartman grew up in Port Angeles and attended PASD schools. She is in her sixth year of teaching at Roosevelt Elementary.  Prior to that she taught in Las Vegas, NV. 

Hartman was joined by husband Jason Hartman, son Tyson and daughter Kira for a reception in Roosevelt’s library after school on June 10, where Principal Michelle Olsen made the announcement to staff.

“As responsible adults shaping the lives of children, educators teach more than academic skills. We are role models and teachers of social and emotional learning,” said Hartman. “I work to create a classroom community where students feel safe enough to learn academics and become lifelong learners using positive relationships as the foundation of my academic instruction.”

“Our Roosevelt team is so proud of Kathryn Hartman and the work she does every day to support all kids,” said Roosevelt principal-to-be Jennifer VanDeWege.  “She is a building leader in both academic rigor and social-emotional needs of children and is an excellent choice of representation of our entire region moving forward into the state teacher of the year selection process.”

“Port Angeles is fortunate to have outstanding educators in our district,” said Superintendent Marty Brewer.  “This is yet another example of tremendous work our staff puts in.  We are very proud of Kathryn’s commitment to students and families of Port Angeles School District.”

“Congratulations on a job well done,” OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch said in a letter to Hartman dated May 31.  “We are happy to recognize your efforts.”

Photos by Patsene Dashiell/Port Angeless School District
003 - Roosevelt Elementary Principal Michelle Olsen, Vice Principal Jennifer VanDeWege, Kathryn Hartman and Superintendent Marty Brewer

005 - Kathryn with husband Jason Hartman, son Tyson Hartman, Stevens Middle School 7th grader and daughter Kira Hartman, Roosevelt Elementary 3rd grader.