Regional Recognition

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Art Show

Capital Region ESD 113 High School Art Show 2022

View our 2022 Art Show gallery

Important dates:
  • February 15-18: Teachers may register students for the art show. Contact the art show coordinator to register.
  • February 22-25: Students complete registration and upload art to the virtual art show.
  • March 7: Art Show open for public viewing and voting. Vote now for your favorite!
  • March 14-17: Art Judging
  • Week of March 21: Winners notified
  • March 30: Virtual Art Show reception

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Capital Region ESD 113 High School Art Show!

Knowledge Bowl

2019-20

Large Schools

Contact: Doug Peltier
Location: Tumwater High School
Check-in: 8:45 am

Start: 9 am

  • Tournament I—November 16
  • Tournament II—December 14
  • Tournament III—January 11

Small Inland Schools

Contact: Kim O’Hara
Location: Toledo First Baptist Church
Check-in: 8:45 am

Start: 9 am

  • Tournament I—November 18
  • Tournament II—December 12
  • Tournament III—January 13

Small Coastal Schools

Contact: Teri Hulbert
Location: Grays Harbor College
Check-in: 8:45 am

Start: 9 am

  • Tournament I—November 15
  • Tournament II—December 6
  • Tournament III—January 10

Regional Knowledge Bowl

1A–4A Schools: February 6
  • Location: Capital Region ESD 113
  • Check-in: 8:30 am
  • Start: 8:45 am
B Schools: February 7
  • Location: Capital Region ESD 113
  • Check-in: 8:15 am
  • Start: 8:30 am

State Tournament

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

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Teachers

2022 Regional Teacher of the Year

Jerad Koepp

Jared Koepp, Capital Region ESD 113 Teacher of the Year 2021

Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 has named Jerad Koepp (Wukchumni) as their 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year. Koepp is a Native Student Program Specialist in North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS).

Koepp seeks to increase Native presence, representation, and visibility in his school district's curriculum and in the community. He is the author of the district's land acknowledgment, with input from the Nisqually Tribe. The NTPS Board of Directors unanimously approved the language and protocol. He works tirelessly to ensure that Native students and communities see themselves portrayed accurately and fairly in our education system.

The selection committee chose Koepp for this award because of his dedication to educational justice and the impact of his actions on the lives of his students.

In Fall 2021 Koepp was named 2022 State Teacher of the Year “Mr. Koepp is an educator who helps Native students learn not only their classwork but about themselves as well,” said Superintendent Chris Reykdal. “Educators who go beyond the curriculum to help students show up authentically as themselves, and broaden their understanding of their culture and heritage, are so vital in our schools.”

About the Teacher of the Year Program

Since 1963, the Washington State Teacher of the Year program has selected one outstanding educator annually to serve as the Washington State Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year is selected from a slate of up to 9 regional candidates representing Washington’s nine ESDs, as well as tribal schools.

Anyone can nominate someone for Teacher of the Year. Nominated teachers complete a written application and enter the regional selection process through their ESDs. Each ESD recommends a Regional Teacher of the Year to the state program. Regional Teachers of the Year undergo a rigorous state selection that includes a written application, presentation, and panel interview. The State Teacher of the Year is selected by a committee made up of diverse educators, families, students, and education stakeholders.

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Classified Employees

2022 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year

Nadine Owen

Nadine Owen, Capital Region ESD 113 Classified School Employee of the Year 2021Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 has named Nadine Owen as their 2022 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year. Owen is a Restorative Room Supervisor at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Olympia School District.

Owen was asked by her principal to create and operate her school's Restorative Room because of her deep commitment to trauma-informed restorative justice. She understands that all behavior presents itself for a reason and that we have to find the root of trauma before students have the ability to learn. She designed the Restorative Room to be a space where students could reset and quickly return back to the classroom ready to learn. Her program has reduced student suspensions and increased students' instructional time.

The selection committee chose Owen for this award because she is fully invested in her students and helps them discover the skills they need to become positively contributing citizens in our community.

The Capital Region ESD 113 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year serves as one of nine candidates chosen by their respective ESDs, who will be considered for Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will select and announce the state winner this fall.

About the Classified School Employee of the Year Program

The Classified School Employee of the Year program recognizes one classified employee from each of Washington’s educational service districts every year. A selection committee chooses the State Classified School Employee of the Year from this group of regional finalists.

The award is available to any classified school or district employee working at least half-time.

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Contact Us

Knowledge Bowl
 Russell Rice
360-464-6733

Art Show
 Dianna Avery
360-464-6717

Teacher of the Year/Classified School Employee of the Year
 Dana Anderson
360-464-6701