Vicky Walkinshaw, an English Language Learner teacher at Nooksack Valley High School, was named the Nooksack Valley Educator of the Year by the local Masonic Lodge in the summer of 2017.
Walkinshaw, a longtime educator within Nooksack Valley Schools, has proven instrumental in English language learning programs not only at Nooksack Valley High School, but throughout the district. Walkinshaw students have also been involved in programs that support the efforts of younger students and their English language learning.
“I am both honored and humbled by the award,” she says. “It was something totally unexpected.”
Walkinshaw says that she has been fortunate to have such a supportive administration and colleagues who are “dedicated and caring.”
“My heroes,” she says, “are my ELL and migrant students who inspire me every day.”