Last month, as part of the first-ever IslandWood Community Week in the lead-up to our annual Dinner in the Woods event, we held a virtual celebration to honor this year’s Patsy Collins Award recipients. We were thrilled to be able to highlight these educators’ commitment to creating powerful learning experiences for their students.
Offered in partnership with Seattle Foundation, the Patsy Collins Award was created to celebrate the legacy of philanthropist and civic leader Patsy Collins. The aim of the award is to recognize K-12 Washington teachers who are engaging students in equitable project-based learning that inspires environmental awareness and stewardship.
It’s an understatement to say that this has been an extraordinarily challenging year for teachers and students. And that’s exactly why we believe it’s more important than ever to celebrate teachers who have continued to find ways to engage all students in education that inspires positive environmental and community change.
Read on to learn more about each of this year’s recipients!