TACOMA, Wash. - The National Coalition for Public School Options (NCPSO), an alliance of parents working to protect parents' rights to access the best public school options for their children, today announced the winner of the Washington Pioneer of Teaching Award. Lisbeth Little, a sixth grade teacher from the Washington Virtual Academy, is the state award winner. This award recognizes the top performing elementary and secondary teacher in a public charter, magnet, virtual and online schools.
NCPSO President and parent of virtual academy students Lori Cooney said, “Teachers play a vital role, creating innovative and individualized techniques that enable all types of students to learn. For the second year, the Coalition is excited to acknowledge teachers who are deeply dedicated, go above and beyond, giving students every opportunity to excel outside the traditional classroom.”