Goldendale Teacher Awarded Educator of the Year
Lois Potterton was awarded the Goldendale's Community Educator of the Year Award for excellence in teaching and service to students. Potterton is both the principal and a teacher at the Goldendale Adventist School.
Potterton was nominated by Pat Shamek, the grandmother of one of her students. Shamek says, "Mrs. Potterton takes time with each student that helps them feel important and eager to learn. She never looks for personal gain in her teaching but only looks to reach and teach young people. Her influence will have a lifelong effect on these students."