One area of distinction in Renton is our desire to honor and embrace the teaching profession. The Renton Chamber of Commerce and several business organizations join together to sponsor and give back to teachers of distinction chosen by the community.
The Ahead of the Class award program is a partnership between the Renton Chamber of Commerce, Renton public and private schools, and Renton businesses. It is part of the Chamber's effort to provide individuals, businesses, and organizations the opportunity to invest in a brighter and better tomorrow for our young people. The program's aim is to enhance community awareness of the excellence of education in Renton.
HOW IT WORKS
Renton teachers are nominated as difference makers from students, peers, parents, etc. Nominations are open through April 23rd for the gerenal public to nominate educators who have made a difference. After nominated, then teachers are asked to submit applications. Last year 239 nominations came in and 63 were invited to submit applications. A selection committee of local volunteers reads through the applications and picks 10 finalists to interview. This year's 10 finalists will also be featured on RentonLIVE! throughout the summer leading up to the awards ceremony. This year's award ceremony will be held in conjunction with Renton's New Teacher Breakfast on August 25th.
2020's Ahead of the Class WINNER ~ Sally Boni from Talbot Hill Elementary
The event is free to attend but if you would like to donate to our teachers and the efforts of educators in our community please reach out to Ashley Dobson at 425-226-4560 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss donation opportunities.