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Kathy Purviance-Snow receives national recognition

Kathy Purviance-Snow receives national recognitionCongratulations to Snohomish High School teacher Kathy Purviance-Snow who has been named 2022 NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence national award winner! This award from the NEA Foundation is one of public education's highest honors.

"Kathy’s passion and tenacity is recognized through this award, and it is an honor to have her represent educators across the nation, state and our district," said Superintendent Kent Kultgen. "Our students at Snohomish High School benefit from her dedication, and we are proud to say she is one of our own."

Earlier this year, Purviance-Snow was also one of 46 public school educators elected by their state education associations to be honored during last weekend's 2022 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala with the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. Of these 46, five educators were selected to receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. Nominated by the Washington Education Association, Purviance-Snow was one of the five Horace Mann Awards recipients, thereby eligible to receive the top NEA Member Benefits award.

“Kathy’s enduring commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment for all students is an inspiration,” said Sara A. Sneed, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “Her work to ensure students of color are safe, loved, and accepted at school exemplifies teaching excellence.”

Congratulations to Kathy Purviance-Snow on this amazing national recognition! We are so proud!