Yakima Teachers Honored by Who's Who

Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) teachers Robert Sanders, Karen Wasiczko and Shirlie White have been selected for inclusion in the eighth edition of Who’s Who Among America's Teachers. According to Parke H. Davis, National Academic Affairs chair, teachers chosen for this award are among the most influential educators and have made a difference in students’ lives.

White came to YACS from Montana and is in her sixth year of teaching music there. She has established a well-rounded music program that includes general music classes as well as three bands and two choirs.

Wasiczko's 13 years at YACS have included teaching in the upper and middle grades. She encourages students to do their very best while helping them to remember to put Jesus first every day.

Students feel comfortable asking Sanders for help in their spiritual as well as academic life, even after leaving YACS. Sanders teaches a number of classes, including math, computers and physical education to junior high students.

Though only five percent of teachers nationwide are honored with this award, 43 percent of the full-time teaching staff at YACS were honored this year.

April 01, 2004 / Upper Columbia Conference