Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards

Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator

Each year Shorecrest PTSA presents the Golden Acorn (or Outstanding Advocate) and an Outstanding Educator awards.  The Golden Acorn is awarded to a person who has given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. This is an excellent way to honor PTA members for their contributions to our association, the school, and the community.  The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes an individual who makes significant contributions that enhance the education of children. An educator may be a teacher, specialist, support staff, administrator or community member.

Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn Awards

2020 Winners

Maija Waugh is a Shoreline kid who went to Syre, Einstein and Shorewood. She has taught at SC for 20 yrs. She is married and a mom to a 6yr old girl. She is committed to her faith and although she loves many things, she feels called to teach. She says, “It’s the best job in the world and I miss it dearly.” Ms. Waugh provides consistently high quality instruction in her classroom. She goes above and beyond year after year. Because of her efforts, students love history and are prepared for the rigors of higher education. Ms. Waugh is also great about establishing a safe classroom environment for all students and being sensitive to students’ needs. Ms. Waugh is organized, clear, kind, creative, smart, and responsive. She deserves to be recognized for the day to day excellence she brings to the classroom.   

Outstanding Educator: Maija Waugh




Beth has been a part of Shoreline School District since her oldest son started Kindergarten at LFP Elementary in the fall of 2004.  He is now a Junior at UW with his own future LFP Dolphin.  She also has a current Freshman and Senior at Shorecrest High School. Beth loves watching her kids swim, play water polo, and perform in the school band.  In her spare time she works as an accountant for non-profits. Beth has served in so many capacities in our school and makes such a contribution to our Shorecrest family. Our PTSA has benefited from her commitment to make important things happen for our school. Beth’s contributions as a volunteer over the last many years are too many to list. She never lets a ball drop, never lets a PTSA commitment fall through the cracks, and she never asks for any recognition for her efforts.

Golden Acorn: Beth Neils



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


Nominations are due by February 28, 2021.

Please nominate your choices for this year’s Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn Awards.

Download the following forms (fillable Word document or printable pdf):

GoldenAcorn2020 fillable form

GoldenAcorn2020 to print

Outstanding-educator-2020 fillable

Outstanding-educator-2020 to print

Please email () or turn in the form to the school office before February 29, 2020.