David Tracewell: Regional Teacher of the Year
Honoring an amazing educator!
Posted on 09/14/2020

David Tracewell (shown here with Board Member Eric Greene), a high school English and visual communications teacher, was one of just nine teachers across the state honored tonight by OSPI tonight as a regional Teacher of the Year. And here’s why…

David Tracewell’s classroom is nurturing, engaging, and fun. He pushes students to be better writers, readers, artists, musicians, and better people. David believes that a happy student is a better student. Taking the time to listen to his students’ dreams and hopes and trials and tribulations really makes a difference in the long term success of his students. He truly cares for all of his students and are considered family during the school year.

David lives the idea that it is better to give than to receive. That service above self has greater rewards. He is “students first” and foremost in all of his actions. David is also willing to work with his colleagues to come up with solutions to better not only the task at hand, but also the environment and overall school day. Because a happy teacher is also a better teacher.

David generally keeps his work behind the scenes, ensuring his students and their work take the spotlight. We’re pleased to shine the spotlight on him for a change!

David spoke briefly during the ceremony on why he became a teacher. Watch it on Facebook here.