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Reid Sundblad Selected as 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year

For Immediate Release

Contact: Janine Thorn

June 12, 2019

Reid Sundblad has been selected as the 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year, announced Puget Sound Educational Service District!  He will be recognized during the school assembly to be held Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Reid Sundblad Selected as 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year with class

Mr. Sundblad teaches 8th grade physical education at his alma mater, Chinook Middle School in Highline Public Schools. In addition to his classroom responsibilities, he coaches track and field, cross country, runs an after-school weight training club in the off seasons, and is the founder and mentor of an all-boys group advisory, Los Siete.

Reid Sundblad with Chinook Middle School Graduates

Reid's approach to teaching centers on building meaningful relationships that last even beyond middle school. He works hard to ensure that both his past and present students are heard, valued, and respected, and that they achieve their educational and personal goals. Reid also serves as:  Chinook Middle School health and physical education department chair; an Instructional Leadership Team member; a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team member; and a Highline secondary leadership team member for physical education and health.

As Regional Teacher of the Year, Sundblad will attend a weekend-long leadership retreat, share his inspiring educator story and his expertise and experience with a variety of communities, and advocate for educational issues that are most important to him.  Mr. Sunblad is now qualified as a candidate for the Washington State Teacher of the Year, which will be announced by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in the fall.  Congratulations, Mr. Sundblad!

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