Congratulations to Elaine Rinker, a teacher of special education students at Centennial Elementary School, who has been named this year’s Olympia School District Teacher of the Year.
Rinker’s colleagues erupted in applause when Superintendent Patrick Murphy made the surprise announcement during an impromptu staff meeting at Centennial Elementary. School Board President Hilary Seidel joined other district leaders and the entire Centennial Elementary School staff for the surprise announcement.
Rinker will be recognized at the April 20 Olympia School Board meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia.