In Lisa Summers' class, “PE” stands for “positive environment”
TUMWATER – July 23, 2019 – Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 has named Lisa Summers as their 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year. Summers teaches physical education and health classes at AG West Black Hills High School in Tumwater.
The selection committee chose Summers for this award because of the strong connection she makes between physical and social-emotional health, and because of her commitment to each and every student.
Lisa Summers now serves as one of nine candidates chosen by their respective ESDs, who will be considered for Washington State Teacher of the Year. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will select and announce the state winner this fall.
- Lisa Summers teaches physical education and health classes at AG West Black Hills High School in Tumwater.
- She believes everybody will be successful in her class and every student is included.
- She is committed to helping students make connections and increase their social emotional skills. In her class “PE” stands for “positive environment.”
- "Ms. Summers is the kind of teacher who instills hope, fosters positive change, and inspires her students to engage in their learning."
— Dave Myers, AG West Black Hills High School Principal
- "Perhaps the best gauge of a quality educator is whether their imprint lives on their students after graduation…Here’s where Lisa Summers shines."
— Regina Brown, AG West Black Hills High School Counselor
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About Capital Region ESD 113
The purpose of Capital Region ESD 113 is to ensure excellent and equitable education for all students through service and collaboration. Led by Superintendent Dr. Dana Anderson, ESD 113 provides services for 44 school districts, one tribal compact school, and approved private schools in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.
Kristen Jaudon, APR
Director of Communications & Public Engagement