Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards

2021 Outstanding Educator:  Ms. Claire Hinman

Claire Hinman

Ms. Hinman is this year’s Shorecrest PTSA Outstanding Educator. As well as being an incredible math teacher, Ms. Hinman is one of the class advisors for the Class of 2021. According to her students, Ms. Hinman is “extremely positive, kind, understanding and helpful, and really cares about her students and their learning.” 

The pandemic did not stop Ms. Hinman from providing outstanding, quality education. She recorded every zoom lesson she taught and made the recording available to ensure that students could watch parts they missed or review parts they needed to understand better. She also offered office hours almost every day after school and/or during lunch break where students could ask questions and get help. As a class advisor she helped the Class of 2021 navigate this challenging year with extra support and positivity. Congratulations to Ms. Hinman! 

2021 Golden Acorn Winners

Hayley Uhm

Hayley Uhm is the Staff Appreciation chair and all around cheerleader for the PTSA. Her love for the Shorecrest community is evident as she was inspired to become a board member even after her son graduated from Shorecrest.  “She gives generously from her heart and really makes things happen.”  She was able to come up with innovative gifts/tokens of appreciation for the staff this year when providing in person support was not possible.  She worked tirelessly to ensure all staff members knew that we supported them and were appreciative of their efforts this year.  She is also a valued asset on the PSTA board where she is supportive of the whole group. Thank you, Hayley!

Julie Wolff

​Julie Wolff has been an invaluable member of the PTSA for the past 5 years. She has volunteered as the membership chair, vice president, president and everything in between!  She attended meetings tirelessly ensuring we could meet quorum when we were lacking in board members.  She led meetings with grace and made sure everyone had a voice and was supported. Julie has kept the PTSA functioning through this difficult year and a half when most of our activities were either cancelled or severely limited. She is the reason the PTSA board has the most members it has had in the past several years. She has created a welcoming environment where other parents and students feel comfortable participating. She will be missed until she returns with her youngest child to Shorecrest!

Previous Award Winners

  • 2020
    • Outstanding Educator: Maija Waugh
    • Outstanding Advocate: Beth Neils
  • 2019
    • Outstanding Educator: Crystal Fresco
    • Outstanding Advocate: Jill Brady
  • 2018
    • Outstanding Educator: Lane Loland
    • Golden Acorn: Jenny Farnam
  • 2017
    • Outstanding Educator: Johanna Phillips
    • Golden Acorn: Alisa Jerauld and Margie Jorgensen
  • 2016
    • Outstanding Educator: Suzanne Monson
    • Golden Acorn: Tammy Bodmer
  • 2015
    • Outstanding Educator: Gabe Martinez
    • Golden Acorn: Kendahl Adjorlolo
  • 2013
    • Outstanding Educator: Marissa Elliott and Stacey Fenton and Stacia Tellefson
    • Golden Acorn: Laura Brewer
  • 2011
    • Outstanding Educator: Emily Slack
    • Golden Acorn: Angelina Hughes
  • 2009 Winners
    • Outstanding Educator: Siri Hulbert
    • Golden Acorn: Mary Jane Goss
  • 2008
    • Outstanding Educators: Vince Santo Pietro and Leann Rozema
    • Golden Acorn: Karen Dixon and Erin Gordon
  • 2007
    • Outstanding Educator: Colleen Kiyonaga
    • Golden Acorn: Cathleen Numata and Sherrill Sparling
  • 2006
    • Outstanding Educator: Maija Alves
    • Golden Acorn: Marlys Pickrell, Cheryl Shdo, and Laurie Boatsman