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Staff Member 

Recognition

Brianna Koch

She is willing to help whenever a student needs it and she is very enthusiastic about students work pieces.

~ Sherry, Century High School

Cassaondra Sauve

Ms. Sauve has always made me feel safe to be myself, I have a safe space and made amazing friends though the theater community and we all support and love each other. Even outside of school the family we built stays strong and we help each other. Sauve has helped me feel as if I can achieve my dreams and showed me a new goals that I want to teach for, she had helped me see some of the things that I can do in my future that bring me more joy than other paths I had previously been planning on.

~ Jay, Century High School

Chris Winikka

He is an amazing teacher and club mentor, who is always there to help and share an interest in computer science.

~ Aiden, Century High School

Christina Hillis

She’s very nice and supportive.

~ Islam, Century High School

Connie Briceno

She was my avid teacher in middle and I loved her class. I learned a lot of new things in that class and with the help of the teacher and classmates I began to feel more comfortable speaking up in big.

~ Teresita, Century High School

James Leslie

He is one of the most friendly and caring people I have ever met.

~ Aiden, Century High School

Ko Kagawa

While this staff member was originally the dean of students when I had my first encounter with him, he has actually become the vice principal of the school now. During the 2021-2022 school year inside the building after COVID, precautions were still rampant in the school to combat against COVID-19 and all possibilities of COVID-19. And I was the student who went against regulations (I did not wear a mask as was instructed heavily by the staff). One day, when I was not wearing my mask, a friend of mine sarcastically made a remark about me not wearing my mask, and Mr. Kagawa had overheard and asked to see me in his office. However, his approach as a staff member and mentor nearly changed my world. Instead of shaming me, cracking down on me or ridiculing me, he heard me out, made his suggestions, made his own voice clear and what the school policies were, but also understood me and made a connection with me. He got to know me, and was overall extremely friendly and cooperative. This left me with a remarkable impression of the man, and a deep sense of respect for him as a person and a staff member that I won't forget for a long time.

~ Daniel, Century High School

Ko Kagawa

He stayed with me for almost 4 hours when i cut my thumb down to the bone at school

~ Joseph, Century High School

Luis Valdivia

When I was feeling really stressed and uncomfortable, he trusted me to do what I needed to do in order to help myself out. For that, I will never forget him.

~ Javiee, Century High School

Matt Lesli

Mr. Leslie is one of the only staff members i’ve met in my life that has built me up, not just as a student but as a person. he honestly believed my ability’s and my skill when it came to his class and my school career so far. i see him do the same with all his students as well.

~ Emily, Century High School

Pedro Campos Sinhorini

He’s an amazing grad coach he does a ton of stuff for me and other people he helped me get back on track to graduate and helped me figure out what I want to be when I graduate and what trade school I want to go to.


~ Ryker, Century High School

Rachel Strause

Spends her outside and unpaid time to help me and other students with their math work. She makes me feel comfortable enough to make mistakes. Mrs. Strause patiently and kindly helps me not only with my math work, but also my high school drama, other subjects that I need help on, and just being a teacher that I know I can rely on.

~Amelia, Century High School

Reyna Land

I am very aware that this staff member deserves recognition because she is an amazing teacher. she is always making sure me and mommy classmates are always in a safe and fun environment. She always works hard in order for us to keep going. She pushes us to do better in a motivating way and is aware of how well we are capable of.

~ Jazmin, Century High School

Wayne Bohm

Treats students like friends less like students

~ Blaine, Century High School

Wayne Bohm

He is so nice and kind. He helps me talk to other teacher

~ Cat, Century High School

Andrea Brock

Ms. Brock helps and supports me. when i need to talk to someone about what i’m going through i know i can always talk to her. she created a good community in her advanced classes and we all have great moments together because of her. she always make sure we’re still on task and have stuff turned in but still can have fun in the class at the same time.

~ Amaya, Hilhi

Ashley Clemens

Great teacher!!

~ Andy, Hilhi

Brian Pendergrass

Because The Biotech program was fun and I loved it.

~ Athena, Hilhi

Britney Matsuo

They deserve a special recognition because they are always willing to talk and be there for you know matter what and she always makes me laugh.

~ Braxtyn, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Mr. Spencer is kind and understanding. I always feel safe and welcome in his class and I look forward to it every day. He's open, honest, and an amazing teacher and person.

~ Charlie, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Along with being a great teacher, he’s also super funny, entertaining, relatable, and kind. I know that if I turned to him for support he would listen and be there for me and cheer me up. He always makes me laugh.

~ Johanna, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Well since I can't say Harry Styles, I would say Mr. Spencer. If One Direction needed another stunning, amazing guy I would nominate Mr. Spencer. Spencer is always there, he knows how to cheer a girl up and I don't know how he does it but he manages to keep his hair perfect! So Mr.Spencer you are BEYOND better than Harry Styles.

~ Achar, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

He was amazing.

~ Patti, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Because he makes class fun and very understandable and makes us smile.

~ Mariana, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Super helpful I feel I can really trust and talk to.

~ Daniela, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

He deserves special recognition because hes a really great teacher, he makes us all feel so comfortable in class and relates to us on a good level

~ Valeska, Hilhi

David Juster

He's nice and kind.

~ Charlotte, Hilhi

Dean Miyama

Very caring and supportive, a great teacher.

~ Brianna, Hilhi

Edra Roberts

She encouraged me to get my grades up.

~ Sofia, Hilhi

Evan Nelson

He is very cool and nice.

~ Ryder, Hilhi

Geoff Fotland

For every band he teaches he gets the best and most fun music he can along with marching band him having to wake up as early as 3 a.m. he does his best possible and he’s very engaged and help people who needs to.

~ Ethan, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He very patient and a good teacher works very hard.

~ Jayla, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He’s an awesome teacher. He’s understanding and always willing to answer our questions. Plus he’s got a good sense of humor and makes class engaging.

~ Tiffany, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He is such an amazing advisory teacher, he’s super nice and always outgoing no matter what. he always encourages people to do the best and take advantage of opportunities and it’s nice to see in a teacher.

~ Jojo, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He’s very understanding and such a great teacher with a great attitude always.

~ Cindy, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

Because he’s the best teacher.

~ Samuel, Hilhi

Jerrad Perez, Jose Campuzano Real, Officer Marco Ramirez

All three of these staff members have helped me a lot through out mental health situations I care for them a lot. They aren’t staffs at my current school but when I was at my lowest points they were always there to support me and have my back. Even though I would let them down they would never let me down.

~ Daphney, Hilhi

Jonathan Gaspardis

He helped me get through algebra and has helped me a lot.

~ Ramiro, Hilhi

Jonathan Gaspardis

He is nice.

~ Indalecio, Hilhi

Julio Galian

Mr. Galian is always very supportive in and outside of class, he understands students and makes sure to take their opinions into consideration and that makes me feel comfortable and welcome. I always enjoy attending his classes.

~ Jasper, Hilhi

Lynette Thompson

She's nice.

~ Charlotte, Hilhi

Maritza Dash


She gave us candy.

~ Silas, Hilhi

Marla Lyle

I tend to be very stressed a lot and every time she and I meet she always helps me calm down and relax and I can't thank her enough for it.

~ Aaron, Hilhi

Megan Robbins

They're a really nice person, and during the freshman and sophomore years, she was helpful for improving my social skills. A very useful staff member to me despite not being a teacher for one of my classes.

~ Shane, Hilhi

Melissa Emmorey

Because she makes learning fun and has silly responses to everything.

~ Reece, Hilhi

Melissa Emmorey

She is super kind and understanding. Also I love her music taste.


~ Alexandra, Hilhi

Rebecca Parris

She was the best teacher I've ever had, she helped me work through my emotions and showed me nothing but patience.

~ Cbar, Hilhi

Roger Fink

He is new but makes other feel welcome and he is really good at relating to students.

~ Brinley, Hilhi

Roger Fink

Because he is hard working and such a caring teacher who really appreciates his students and wants nothing but the best for them.

~ Kylee, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

Because she’s very understanding and supportive while still being firm and on task and is very kind.

~ Juan, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

Ms. Cole is the activities advisor, which basically means her life is very chaotic. She pulls together big school events constantly and is the reason we are able to have things like dances and assemblies, but she basically chose stress as a job. She handles it amazingly though and always works so hard to give us the best high school experience and create a loving and welcoming environment. Even when she's busy she always makes time for one-on-one talks with a student who may not be doing well and she gives the best hugs. She takes credit for her accomplishments and always gives credit to all of us.

~ Johanna, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

Es un maestro que siempre está al pendiente de que necesitamos para mejorar y aunque por el momento no es mi maestro es de los mejores.

~ Wendy, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

There aren't enough words to describe how incredible of a person Mrs. Cole is. Not only is she an outstanding teacher who makes every lesson engaging and fun, but shes a phenomenal human being. she goes out of her way to make sure all her students feel safe and heard and happy. there is a plethora of problems, students and other people constantly bombarding her and she still has a smile to share.

~ Namulondo, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

She always goes above and beyond for her students no matter how busy she is.

~ Ruth, Hilhi

Stacy Pelayo Roberts

She deserves the whole world and she is literally the best teacher ever!!


~ Arielle, Hilhi

Stacy Talbot

Because she helps me with all my homework and spends extra time to get to know her students.

~ Dang, Hilhi

Terry Alexander

She deserves recognition because she is always nice and help students when they needed it with a smile on her face.

~ James, Hilhi

Zachary Centers

He is a teacher who genuinely loves his job and is very passionate about directing after school theater shows. He is someone who wants feedback to improve and respects student’s boundaries. He helps students improve in class and develop many important skills like self evaluation and supporting and respecting peers along with what they learn in classes. He is a genuinely silly and endearing guy who wants the best for his students. I feel incredibly safe with this teacher, he is supportive and very emotionally intelligent and understanding which is something a lot of other teachers don’t have. He will step in and shut down possibly negative jokes or comments because he is dedicated to making the DM atmosphere the best it can be. He makes learning and performing an absolute joy and my life would be miserable if he wasn’t my teacher.

~ Cam, Hilhi

Benjamin Noyes

Gave me very good opportunities for my future.

~ Ava, Hilhi

Benjamin Noyes

He has given me amazing opportunities to learn and lead.

~ Ava, Hilhi

Alan Foster

He's been a huge help with everything super friendly and really supportive

~ Brandon, Liberty High School

Alice Kelly

She is amazing and helps out with everything she kinda and try her hardest to help out. she a hard worker and so kind.

~ Leiliana, Liberty High School

Aliceson Brandt

I think that she deserves special recognition as she was always positive and did a great job teaching.

~ John, Liberty High School

Aliceson Brandt
Liberty High School

I know I didn't have you as a teacher but you were still really nice to me all the time and had lots of fun playing games with each 6th grade class.

~ Tyler

Amiya Larrance

She is nice and helps out when needed she cares about all her students.

~ Leiliana, Liberty High School

Amy Fifth-Lince

She is super helpful and I always feel welcome in her class. Even when I'm having trouble with different subjects she always lends a hand.

~ Erik, Liberty High School

Amy Fifth-Lince

She is great.

~ Austin, Liberty High School

Arik Wiest

Mr.Wiest is such a nice teacher who bonds with his students on a personal level and really pushes his students to strive for what they want in life. He's super inspirational as he gives many takes on life that really resonates with us students. I think Mr.Wiest has to be one of the very few teachers that have made me like school and want to come. He takes his job serious while still maintaining a friendly and loving environment.

~ Catarina, Liberty High School

Arik Wiest & David Kirchner

Because they are good at explaining and just like to check up on their students everyday. See how they’re doing or what they did.


~ Nashali, Liberty High School

Cassie Scoble

Ms. Scoble was my second grade teacher and was a very bright and outgoing teacher. She strives to make learning fun and entertaining towards her students. She spends quality time ensuring the different needs to each and every one of her students. I appreciated Ms. Scoble so much during my time at Lenox Elementary and love seeing her teach our future leaders.

~ Athena, Liberty High School

Cassie Scoble

I remember how kind and patient she was with me especially because I had just moved from California and she was my first teacher in Oregon.

~ Melody, Liberty High School

Christopher Keller

He thought I was funny.

~ Demetreus, Liberty High School

Clark Crowell

Mr. Crowell was really good at teaching and he was very funny and charismatic.

~ Max, Liberty High School

Cynthia Honma

Had her for like 4 years helped me all the time and caring, also helped me become the person I am today.

~ Joseph, Liberty High School

Daniel Jones

You were the nicest teacher and provided a lot of freedom into our class back in 7th grade.


~ Dayvet, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He deserves special recognition because he is a teacher who really cares about his students and makes you feel like you come to him with anything. He really makes the class enjoyable and open which makes students at least me want to try harder in his class.

~ Alex, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He is so understanding when I am having a bad day and checks in on me when I am not acting like myself.

~ Zero, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He is the kindest teacher ever. He helped me understand the math that I was struggling with and helped me understand that I can work through anything that is difficult because of how awesome I am.

~ Taryn, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He's always happy to see everyone, and teaches algebra in an understandable way. He is kind and always talks to us and makes us feel welcome in his class.

~ Kaden, Liberty High School

David Walker

I wasn't the greatest at this subject but I felt he helped in various ways and was a genuinely good teacher both to students and how he did assignments because it wasn't easy but he made it understandable and practiced until we understood it. Even with his time of absence, he made up for the time he missed and made sure to not leave a day without having us practice Spanish. I also felt like I had to be ready for any question that could come up making me learn the stuff.


~ Addison, Liberty High School

Emily Staat

Best history teacher.

~ Ben, Liberty High School

Gary Ito

He made my day more fun everyday in advisory and math class. He always had no facial expression and was always effortlessly funny. He also taught math very well. Thanks Mr.Ito!

~ Jayden, Liberty High School

Gary Ito, Nini Bui, Kelsi Burkhardt

Mr. Ito - He's super chill I miss having math with him Ms. Bui- sweetest teacher ever and I learned a lot from her Ms. Burkhardt- treated me very kindly and is a very understanding person.

~ Lillian, Liberty High School

Hugo Johnson

He was my 4th grade teacher and hes the reason why i like math.


~ Anthony, Liberty High School

Janet Van Wess

Because she has helped me grow as a person and she has helped guide me through my education and helped me find my path for beyond high school and I owe her quite a lot.


~ Kadin, Liberty High School

Jeffrey Johnson

Mr. J has always been a kind, supportive and encouraging teacher. He also went out of his way to ask me to join the Tri-M Honor society. This was a good opportunity for me and I appreciate how he kept me in mind for it :). He also is just one of the best teachers.

~ Kisa, Liberty High School

Joshua Pounders

Mr. Pounders has given me so many amazing opportunities over the past 2 years. Going into high school, I could barely sing in front of anybody. Now I've qualified for the Oregon all-state choir! I couldn't ask for a better teacher. He pushes me to do my best and always believes in me.


~ Mason, Liberty High School

Joshua Pounders & Graciela Garcia

Mr. Pounders does his best to provide a fun musical experience for all students while aiding in pursuits for musical careers and opportunities. He cares about each student and does his best to make the choir room a safe, welcoming, and hilarious space. Mrs. Garcia is such a fun and understanding teacher, she makes sure each student understands the subjects of the classes, creates enjoyable projects for students to showcase their understanding of the work, and is one of the few teachers i have seen that understand how to adjust subject materials and reexplain to make sure a student understands and retains materials. She makes everyone laugh, has an amazing fashion sense, and is a colorful and fun teacher everyone seems to enjoy.

~ DJ, Liberty High School

Juan Valdivia

They have helped me with navigating my future, have been patient and understanding. He has given me motivation for college and has pushed me to expand my mindset.


~ Des-Ray, Liberty High School

Karen Gonzalez

Ms. Gonzalez has helped me with not only Spanish class, but any other classes I needed support in. I can always go to her to talk when my day is not so good. She always has a smile on her face and makes me feel appreciated and recognized. She deserves the special recognition for being a genuine teacher.

~ Daijia, Liberty High School

Karen Lawson

She just made me realize potential i had that i didnt know of and that has helped me become a better student.


~ Jose, Liberty High School

Kayla Dessert

She was my 6th grade teacher at West Union Elementary and she taught me so much besides basic education. She taught me to stand up for myself and to take care of myself before anyone else. Leaving elementary and entering middle school isn't easy and she made me see things so different in all good ways. I will never forget her.


~ Alondra, Liberty High School

Kaylee Gustafson

She's the best teacher.

~ Nikolette, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She's the best teacher i have ever had she so amazing i wish i had ela with her again.

~ Kylie, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She's always so kind and supportive above any other teacher.


~ Leucia, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

I had Ms. Breitenbuecher when I was in 7th grade, and from the day I met her, she was kind and understanding. She did many things for me that she did not have to, from going to my basketball games, to reviewing my essays whenever I needed help. She held me if I cried, and made me feel safe in my own skin even when I was incredibly depressed. Even though I didn't have her in 8th grade, she still let me eat lunch in her classroom, and her and my old friends played Uno with her every week. She cared for me as more than just another student. She cared for me like I was her own child.

~ Jupiter, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She was my favorite teacher throughout middle school. I looked forward to her class every day and she remains my favorite teacher to this day. She had respect for her students and she was fun.

~ Micah, Liberty High School

Kelsi Burkhardt

She helped pick my grades up and gave me a reason to come to school would call my mom if i missed a class to make me come to school.

~ Parker, Liberty High School

Kevin Mathews-Garza (Mountainview MS, Beaverton)

He is so nice and kind to me. i wonder if I can't find a teacher like him.

~ Madina, Liberty High School

Kristen Rekow

For always making me feel welcome and dealing with my craziness.

~ Rebekah

Laury Rodriguez

She super sweet and is always there for the students.


~ Amarissa, Liberty High School

Laury Rodriguez

She has always been really helpful to me and every student, shes one of the nicest teacher ive had and shes really supportive and not only that ms rodriguez really really trust worthy.

~ Brisa, Liberty High School

Laury Rodriguez

I think this person deserves this recognition because she has helped me to stay on track and she is my avid until i graduate.


~ Edwin, Liberty High School

Laury Rodriguez

Best math teacher I’ve ever had.

~ Elliot, Liberty High School

Leslie Sell

Super great and sweet teacher.

~ Paul, Liberty High School

Lucas Everton

He is cool and nice.

~ Arlo, Liberty High School

Margaret Canaga

She is such a positive and kind teacher. When I had her back in third grade she would always make me feel better on my bad days. She was such a fun teacher to have, we did so many fun activities in her class. She always had a smile on her face everyday that we walked into that class. She still comes to watch my dance performances.


~ Violet, Liberty High School

Matthew Stock

He was a nice and cool teacher if people weren't messing around.

~ Gabriel, Liberty High School

Megan Whitman

[Darn] near my mom.


~ Elijah, Liberty High School

Megan Whitman

I think Ms. Witman deserves recognition because she was always there for me last year and I loved her class and she just gives great advice.

~ Sydney, Liberty High School

Meghan Mccaffrey

She is patient and full of energy. What she taught in classes are interesting and useful.


~ Zoey, Liberty High School

Meghan Mccaffrey and Kelsi Burkhardt

Mrs. Mccaffrey is very patient and is a really awesome teacher. She is always smiling and supportive with stressful work. Mrs. Burkhardt was my middle school Social Studies and leadership teacher. She was very kind and helpful and makes everyone feel loved.


~ Olivia, Liberty High School

Melissa Buechler

She helps me a lot in language.


~ Jiawei, Liberty High School

Melissa Whitley

My favorite teacher and she's super nice.


~ Chris, Liberty High School

Mike Futter

GREATEST TEACHER OF ALL TIME MR FUTTER THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND!!!!!!!!!

~ Remi, Liberty High School

Mike Futter

Great teacher, very welcoming and knows how to teach and still have fun with the learning. Running Orca Live for so long and doing it so well, advancing every year.

~ Addison, Liberty High School

Mr. E

He's fun and chill and just relatable guy.


~ Elijah, Liberty High School

Mr. James

My bus driver, he's totally so cool.

Lily, Liberty High School

Ms. Ancell (Echo Shaw ES, Forest Grove), and Ms. Hauth (Neil Armstrong MS, Forest Grove)

They were very good teachers towards me i will never forget how kind they were to me. They always helped me even when I didn't ask because I was always scared to ask for help. They were both ELA teachers, i had the best times in their classrooms even though I moved from the forest grove school district I'll always have them as my favorite teachers.

~ Sarai, Liberty High School

Ms. King (Neil Armstrong MS, Forest Grove)

Because she is the nicest teacher there is in the school, she gives us snacks, she alwasy helps and supports us in our hardest times and she not judgmental.

~ Christopher, Liberty High School

Ms.Finch (Robinson Barracks, Germany)

They put up with my shananigains.

~ Holden, Liberty High School

Nessima Gatchalian

She's just one of the best teachers I've ever had.

~ Daniel, Liberty High School

Nicole Mito Ahern

She was the best elementary teacher ever if not the best in the school district.

~ Daniel, Liberty High School

Patrick Rockenbaugh

Mr. Rockenbaugh was my middle school shop teacher and was one of my top favorite teachers. he was a kind teacher but held his class to high expectations. he was very helpful with questions on projects and made the class very enjoyable. one of my top favorite classes and teacher.

~ Abigail, Liberty High School

Paul Lardy

Because he’s very nice and taught me a lot of stuff during the summer internship.

~ Camila, Liberty High School

Shannon Jones

Because she’s the reason why I try as much as I can in school.

~ Cameron, Liberty High School

Steffan Ledgerwood

He is a very understanding and helpful teacher.


~ Jared, Liberty High School

Stephanie Fink

A great teacher who effectively taught serious subjects in a way that wasn’t boring.

~ Dylan, Liberty High School

Stephanie Fink

Always wanting to help her students.

~ Elijah, Liberty High School

Tanner Whitmore, Steffan Ledgerwood, Meghan Mccaffrey, Emily Staat, Sally Reyes, David Kirchner, Lisa Allen, Avery Marvin, and really every teacher and staff member.

They all try their best to help student in any way possible and they have work the hardest in school.

~ Khang, Liberty High School

Thomas Olen

Great teacher and person.

~ Maleek, Liberty High School

Usha Ramchandar

She was my teacher for 2 years, 5th and 6th grade. Her teaching methods were always so helpful and she always made sure everyone felt included. She is a teacher I will always remember, she pushed everyone academically to make sure they performed their best.

~ Angelyn, Liberty High School

Xavier SuarezCuellar

Mr.Suarez deserves a special recognition because they're such an amazing teacher, he makes learning fun! He also connects with all his students and knows how to get everyone engaged in every activity we do in class.

~ Natalie, Liberty High School

Gary Ito

He's amazing and a great teacher also very funny.

~ Skyler, Liberty High School

Mrs. Smith

She deserves special recognition because she was always so supportive and there for me when I needed her. She is the main teacher I will always remember through out my life.


~ Bianca, McKinney Elementary

Nicole Chronister

She is supportive and nice and also feels free to help whenever.

~ NIcky, North Plains Elementary

Rachel Weidman

She works super hard and is kind, compassionate, and considerate.


~ Skye, North Plains Elementary

Shannon Schwartz

She works so hard she is kind and helpful and funny and by far the best teacher I have had.

~ Hannah, North Plains Elementary

Cesar Astudillo Zepeda

Because they're the best teacher.


~Brian, Poynter Middle School

Daniel Bauman

Best social studies teacher I've had.

~ Scout, Poynter Middle School

Jeffrey Johnson

Because he is always trying to help people get better at their instrument and motivating them to keep trying.


~ Kouk, Poynter Middle School

Jeffrey Johnson

HE IS THE BEST AT BAND AND TRIES HIS BEST!!!


~Eden, Poynter Middle School

Jeffrey Johnson

He puts up with children that are talking over him, and still continues to help educate us. He is nice and funny, and very understanding.


~ Adele, Poynter Middle School

Julia Adams

She is so kind and she deserves more people to like her. She always makes me feel Special!

~ Noelle, Poynter Middle School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She was just nice and funny.

~ Rjn, Poynter Middle School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

Because when i had her as a teacher she was the most supportive person i know and like she would make sure i would have myself together like in her class and she honestly made my middle school year when i was there she was the most chillest teacher.

~ Yahira, Poynter Middle School

Kimberly Parrett

She always knows how to help everyone, and is nice to everyone as well.

~ Savannah, Poynter Middle School

Patrick Rockenbaugh

He has been working in the shop class for as long as I can remember. He has helped everyone with working with tools and he is a great guy in general.

~ Roman, Poynter Middle School

Roberto Sanchez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

He’s nice he believes in us he wants us to have a good future.

~ Angel, Poynter Middle School                                                                      

Jorge GuzmanCastaneda

Mr. Guzman was such a positive influence in my elementary school years. He knew everyone's name and he always had a smile to share. I always noticed him working very hard to keep the school clean and supporting students. I am so fortunate to have had him at my elementary school.

~ Olivia, Liberty High School

Kathleen Coolman

She helped me inside and outside of school and also supports my little brother.

Braayan, Liberty High School

Nicole Mito Ahern

She was a really cool teacher and very nice.

~ Domingo, Liberty High School

Haley Steinbach (Christensen)

Because she was so nice and sweet and showed me how to start reading and writing and was so patient with all of us and made first and second grade the best.

~ Rosaura, Liberty High School

Mr. Brodniak

Always super fun and supportive. So many fun things during class. My favorite teacher :) My favorite thing was learning about the Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs, and we decorated the whole room with Mrs. Barns. It was such a cool and fun experience.

~ Kaitlyn, Liberty High School

Mr. Romero

He helped me understand math in simpler ways and made it fun.

Joshua, Liberty High School

Shannon Jones

She was one of my favorite teachers every, and she continues to make an impact on my life today.

~ Mari, Liberty High School

Mathew Little

He deals with a lot.

~ Joshua, Liberty High School

Soraya Simons-Streck

She helpful for helping read because i had a problem like i was not a good level of books.

~ Citlaly, Liberty High School

Amy Fifth-Lince

She is my favorite teacher and she helps me all the time with other subjects. She is the best!

~ Erik, Liberty High School

Barbara Perez

She was my 2nd grade teacher she was a nice ,funny and we had fun party We dyed our hair.

~ Darian, Liberty High School

Tina Crawford

She is kind to every student and loving, in elementary school she was a role model for me.

~ Chamae, Liberty High School

Steve Callaway

He memorized every student's name and addressed them individually, he made a point to reach out to each student and check in. He was the principal at the time and is now retired and is mayor of Hillsboro. He is a great person and is someone ive always looked up to.

~ Chamae, Liberty High School

Nini Bui

Ms. Bui is a great art teacher! She is always super kind and understanding and she gives us enough time to work on assignments. She made sure to make every student feel included and that was always really nice of her. Thank you for all your hard work!


~ Kevin, Liberty High School

Daniel Jones

Mr. Jones is a great ELA teacher! He is always thoughtful in what he teaches everyday, and he even takes the time to talk about important events that are currently happening. He cares for each student and always pushes them to success! Thank you for all your hard work!

~ Kevin, Liberty High School

Jessica Smith

Mrs. Smith is the epitome of what a teacher should be. Rather than focusing on grades, she works with students individually to problem solve underlying issues that pose challenges to their success at school. Mrs. Smith dignifies each student, understanding their challenges and always helping them see they are not alone. I've witnessed many times when students feel comfortable to come to Mrs. Smith with their outside of school problems, and she's always there to help. Mrs. Smith is down to earth, reasonable, and funny, creating an awesome class environment. At the end of the day, Mrs. Smith is an incredible teacher!

~ Renee, Century High School

Staff Member 

Recognition

Brianna Koch

She is willing to help whenever a student needs it and she is very enthusiastic about students work pieces.

~ Sherry, Century High School

Cassaondra Sauve

Ms. Sauve has always made me feel safe to be myself, I have a safe space and made amazing friends though the theater community and we all support and love each other. Even outside of school the family we built stays strong and we help each other. Sauve has helped me feel as if I can achieve my dreams and showed me a new goals that I want to teach for, she had helped me see some of the things that I can do in my future that bring me more joy than other paths I had previously been planning on.

~ Jay, Century High School

Chris Winikka

He is an amazing teacher and club mentor, who is always there to help and share an interest in computer science.

~ Aiden, Century High School

Christina Hillis

She’s very nice and supportive.

~ Islam, Century High School

Connie Briceno

She was my avid teacher in middle and I loved her class. I learned a lot of new things in that class and with the help of the teacher and classmates I began to feel more comfortable speaking up in big.

~ Teresita, Century High School

James Leslie

He is one of the most friendly and caring people I have ever met.

~ Aiden, Century High School

Ko Kagawa

While this staff member was originally the dean of students when I had my first encounter with him, he has actually become the vice principal of the school now. During the 2021-2022 school year inside the building after COVID, precautions were still rampant in the school to combat against COVID-19 and all possibilities of COVID-19. And I was the student who went against regulations (I did not wear a mask as was instructed heavily by the staff). One day, when I was not wearing my mask, a friend of mine sarcastically made a remark about me not wearing my mask, and Mr. Kagawa had overheard and asked to see me in his office. However, his approach as a staff member and mentor nearly changed my world. Instead of shaming me, cracking down on me or ridiculing me, he heard me out, made his suggestions, made his own voice clear and what the school policies were, but also understood me and made a connection with me. He got to know me, and was overall extremely friendly and cooperative. This left me with a remarkable impression of the man, and a deep sense of respect for him as a person and a staff member that I won't forget for a long time.

~ Daniel, Century High School

Ko Kagawa

He stayed with me for almost 4 hours when i cut my thumb down to the bone at school

~ Joseph, Century High School

Luis Valdivia

When I was feeling really stressed and uncomfortable, he trusted me to do what I needed to do in order to help myself out. For that, I will never forget him.

~ Javiee, Century High School

Matt Lesli

Mr. Leslie is one of the only staff members i’ve met in my life that has built me up, not just as a student but as a person. he honestly believed my ability’s and my skill when it came to his class and my school career so far. i see him do the same with all his students as well.

~ Emily, Century High School

Pedro Campos Sinhorini

He’s an amazing grad coach he does a ton of stuff for me and other people he helped me get back on track to graduate and helped me figure out what I want to be when I graduate and what trade school I want to go to.


~ Ryker, Century High School

Rachel Strause

Spends her outside and unpaid time to help me and other students with their math work. She makes me feel comfortable enough to make mistakes. Mrs. Strause patiently and kindly helps me not only with my math work, but also my high school drama, other subjects that I need help on, and just being a teacher that I know I can rely on.

~Amelia, Century High School

Reyna Land

I am very aware that this staff member deserves recognition because she is an amazing teacher. she is always making sure me and mommy classmates are always in a safe and fun environment. She always works hard in order for us to keep going. She pushes us to do better in a motivating way and is aware of how well we are capable of.

~ Jazmin, Century High School

Wayne Bohm

Treats students like friends less like students

~ Blaine, Century High School

Wayne Bohm

He is so nice and kind. He helps me talk to other teacher

~ Cat, Century High School

Andrea Brock

Ms. Brock helps and supports me. when i need to talk to someone about what i’m going through i know i can always talk to her. she created a good community in her advanced classes and we all have great moments together because of her. she always make sure we’re still on task and have stuff turned in but still can have fun in the class at the same time.

~ Amaya, Hilhi

Ashley Clemens

Great teacher!!

~ Andy, Hilhi

Brian Pendergrass

Because The Biotech program was fun and I loved it.

~ Athena, Hilhi

Britney Matsuo

They deserve a special recognition because they are always willing to talk and be there for you know matter what and she always makes me laugh.

~ Braxtyn, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Mr. Spencer is kind and understanding. I always feel safe and welcome in his class and I look forward to it every day. He's open, honest, and an amazing teacher and person.

~ Charlie, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Along with being a great teacher, he’s also super funny, entertaining, relatable, and kind. I know that if I turned to him for support he would listen and be there for me and cheer me up. He always makes me laugh.

~ Johanna, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Well since I can't say Harry Styles, I would say Mr. Spencer. If One Direction needed another stunning, amazing guy I would nominate Mr. Spencer. Spencer is always there, he knows how to cheer a girl up and I don't know how he does it but he manages to keep his hair perfect! So Mr.Spencer you are BEYOND better than Harry Styles.

~ Achar, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

He was amazing.

~ Patti, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Because he makes class fun and very understandable and makes us smile.

~ Mariana, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

Super helpful I feel I can really trust and talk to.

~ Daniela, Hilhi

Dakota Spencer

He deserves special recognition because hes a really great teacher, he makes us all feel so comfortable in class and relates to us on a good level

~ Valeska, Hilhi

David Juster

He's nice and kind.

~ Charlotte, Hilhi

Dean Miyama

Very caring and supportive, a great teacher.

~ Brianna, Hilhi

Edra Roberts

She encouraged me to get my grades up.

~ Sofia, Hilhi

Evan Nelson

He is very cool and nice.

~ Ryder, Hilhi

Geoff Fotland

For every band he teaches he gets the best and most fun music he can along with marching band him having to wake up as early as 3 a.m. he does his best possible and he’s very engaged and help people who needs to.

~ Ethan, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He very patient and a good teacher works very hard.

~ Jayla, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He’s an awesome teacher. He’s understanding and always willing to answer our questions. Plus he’s got a good sense of humor and makes class engaging.

~ Tiffany, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He is such an amazing advisory teacher, he’s super nice and always outgoing no matter what. he always encourages people to do the best and take advantage of opportunities and it’s nice to see in a teacher.

~ Jojo, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

He’s very understanding and such a great teacher with a great attitude always.

~ Cindy, Hilhi

Jeffrey Baisch

Because he’s the best teacher.

~ Samuel, Hilhi

Jerrad Perez, Jose Campuzano Real, Officer Marco Ramirez

All three of these staff members have helped me a lot through out mental health situations I care for them a lot. They aren’t staffs at my current school but when I was at my lowest points they were always there to support me and have my back. Even though I would let them down they would never let me down.

~ Daphney, Hilhi

Jonathan Gaspardis

He helped me get through algebra and has helped me a lot.

~ Ramiro, Hilhi

Jonathan Gaspardis

He is nice.

~ Indalecio, Hilhi

Julio Galian

Mr. Galian is always very supportive in and outside of class, he understands students and makes sure to take their opinions into consideration and that makes me feel comfortable and welcome. I always enjoy attending his classes.

~ Jasper, Hilhi

Lynette Thompson

She's nice.

~ Charlotte, Hilhi

Maritza Dash


She gave us candy.

~ Silas, Hilhi

Marla Lyle

I tend to be very stressed a lot and every time she and I meet she always helps me calm down and relax and I can't thank her enough for it.

~ Aaron, Hilhi

Megan Robbins

They're a really nice person, and during the freshman and sophomore years, she was helpful for improving my social skills. A very useful staff member to me despite not being a teacher for one of my classes.

~ Shane, Hilhi

Melissa Emmorey

Because she makes learning fun and has silly responses to everything.

~ Reece, Hilhi

Melissa Emmorey

She is super kind and understanding. Also I love her music taste.


~ Alexandra, Hilhi

Rebecca Parris

She was the best teacher I've ever had, she helped me work through my emotions and showed me nothing but patience.

~ Cbar, Hilhi

Roger Fink

He is new but makes other feel welcome and he is really good at relating to students.

~ Brinley, Hilhi

Roger Fink

Because he is hard working and such a caring teacher who really appreciates his students and wants nothing but the best for them.

~ Kylee, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

Because she’s very understanding and supportive while still being firm and on task and is very kind.

~ Juan, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

Ms. Cole is the activities advisor, which basically means her life is very chaotic. She pulls together big school events constantly and is the reason we are able to have things like dances and assemblies, but she basically chose stress as a job. She handles it amazingly though and always works so hard to give us the best high school experience and create a loving and welcoming environment. Even when she's busy she always makes time for one-on-one talks with a student who may not be doing well and she gives the best hugs. She takes credit for her accomplishments and always gives credit to all of us.

~ Johanna, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

Es un maestro que siempre está al pendiente de que necesitamos para mejorar y aunque por el momento no es mi maestro es de los mejores.

~ Wendy, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

There aren't enough words to describe how incredible of a person Mrs. Cole is. Not only is she an outstanding teacher who makes every lesson engaging and fun, but shes a phenomenal human being. she goes out of her way to make sure all her students feel safe and heard and happy. there is a plethora of problems, students and other people constantly bombarding her and she still has a smile to share.

~ Namulondo, Hilhi

Sarah Cole

She always goes above and beyond for her students no matter how busy she is.

~ Ruth, Hilhi

Stacy Pelayo Roberts

She deserves the whole world and she is literally the best teacher ever!!


~ Arielle, Hilhi

Stacy Talbot

Because she helps me with all my homework and spends extra time to get to know her students.

~ Dang, Hilhi

Terry Alexander

She deserves recognition because she is always nice and help students when they needed it with a smile on her face.

~ James, Hilhi

Zachary Centers

He is a teacher who genuinely loves his job and is very passionate about directing after school theater shows. He is someone who wants feedback to improve and respects student’s boundaries. He helps students improve in class and develop many important skills like self evaluation and supporting and respecting peers along with what they learn in classes. He is a genuinely silly and endearing guy who wants the best for his students. I feel incredibly safe with this teacher, he is supportive and very emotionally intelligent and understanding which is something a lot of other teachers don’t have. He will step in and shut down possibly negative jokes or comments because he is dedicated to making the DM atmosphere the best it can be. He makes learning and performing an absolute joy and my life would be miserable if he wasn’t my teacher.

~ Cam, Hilhi

Benjamin Noyes

Gave me very good opportunities for my future.

~ Ava, Hilhi

Benjamin Noyes

He has given me amazing opportunities to learn and lead.

~ Ava, Hilhi

Alan Foster

He's been a huge help with everything super friendly and really supportive

~ Brandon, Liberty High School

Alice Kelly

She is amazing and helps out with everything she kinda and try her hardest to help out. she a hard worker and so kind.

~ Leiliana, Liberty High School

Aliceson Brandt

I think that she deserves special recognition as she was always positive and did a great job teaching.

~ John, Liberty High School

Aliceson Brandt
Liberty High School

I know I didn't have you as a teacher but you were still really nice to me all the time and had lots of fun playing games with each 6th grade class.

~ Tyler

Amiya Larrance

She is nice and helps out when needed she cares about all her students.

~ Leiliana, Liberty High School

Amy Fifth-Lince

She is super helpful and I always feel welcome in her class. Even when I'm having trouble with different subjects she always lends a hand.

~ Erik, Liberty High School

Amy Fifth-Lince

She is great.

~ Austin, Liberty High School

Arik Wiest

Mr.Wiest is such a nice teacher who bonds with his students on a personal level and really pushes his students to strive for what they want in life. He's super inspirational as he gives many takes on life that really resonates with us students. I think Mr.Wiest has to be one of the very few teachers that have made me like school and want to come. He takes his job serious while still maintaining a friendly and loving environment.

~ Catarina, Liberty High School

Arik Wiest & David Kirchner

Because they are good at explaining and just like to check up on their students everyday. See how they’re doing or what they did.


~ Nashali, Liberty High School

Cassie Scoble

Ms. Scoble was my second grade teacher and was a very bright and outgoing teacher. She strives to make learning fun and entertaining towards her students. She spends quality time ensuring the different needs to each and every one of her students. I appreciated Ms. Scoble so much during my time at Lenox Elementary and love seeing her teach our future leaders.

~ Athena, Liberty High School

Cassie Scoble

I remember how kind and patient she was with me especially because I had just moved from California and she was my first teacher in Oregon.

~ Melody, Liberty High School

Christopher Keller

He thought I was funny.

~ Demetreus, Liberty High School

Clark Crowell

Mr. Crowell was really good at teaching and he was very funny and charismatic.

~ Max, Liberty High School

Cynthia Honma

Had her for like 4 years helped me all the time and caring, also helped me become the person I am today.

~ Joseph, Liberty High School

Daniel Jones

You were the nicest teacher and provided a lot of freedom into our class back in 7th grade.


~ Dayvet, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He deserves special recognition because he is a teacher who really cares about his students and makes you feel like you come to him with anything. He really makes the class enjoyable and open which makes students at least me want to try harder in his class.

~ Alex, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He is so understanding when I am having a bad day and checks in on me when I am not acting like myself.

~ Zero, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He is the kindest teacher ever. He helped me understand the math that I was struggling with and helped me understand that I can work through anything that is difficult because of how awesome I am.

~ Taryn, Liberty High School

David Kirchner

He's always happy to see everyone, and teaches algebra in an understandable way. He is kind and always talks to us and makes us feel welcome in his class.

~ Kaden, Liberty High School

David Walker

I wasn't the greatest at this subject but I felt he helped in various ways and was a genuinely good teacher both to students and how he did assignments because it wasn't easy but he made it understandable and practiced until we understood it. Even with his time of absence, he made up for the time he missed and made sure to not leave a day without having us practice Spanish. I also felt like I had to be ready for any question that could come up making me learn the stuff.


~ Addison, Liberty High School

Emily Staat

Best history teacher.

~ Ben, Liberty High School

Gary Ito

He made my day more fun everyday in advisory and math class. He always had no facial expression and was always effortlessly funny. He also taught math very well. Thanks Mr.Ito!

~ Jayden, Liberty High School

Gary Ito, Nini Bui, Kelsi Burkhardt

Mr. Ito - He's super chill I miss having math with him Ms. Bui- sweetest teacher ever and I learned a lot from her Ms. Burkhardt- treated me very kindly and is a very understanding person.

~ Lillian, Liberty High School

Hugo Johnson

He was my 4th grade teacher and hes the reason why i like math.


~ Anthony, Liberty High School

Janet Van Wess

Because she has helped me grow as a person and she has helped guide me through my education and helped me find my path for beyond high school and I owe her quite a lot.


~ Kadin, Liberty High School

Jeffrey Johnson

Mr. J has always been a kind, supportive and encouraging teacher. He also went out of his way to ask me to join the Tri-M Honor society. This was a good opportunity for me and I appreciate how he kept me in mind for it :). He also is just one of the best teachers.

~ Kisa, Liberty High School

Joshua Pounders

Mr. Pounders has given me so many amazing opportunities over the past 2 years. Going into high school, I could barely sing in front of anybody. Now I've qualified for the Oregon all-state choir! I couldn't ask for a better teacher. He pushes me to do my best and always believes in me.


~ Mason, Liberty High School

Joshua Pounders & Graciela Garcia

Mr. Pounders does his best to provide a fun musical experience for all students while aiding in pursuits for musical careers and opportunities. He cares about each student and does his best to make the choir room a safe, welcoming, and hilarious space. Mrs. Garcia is such a fun and understanding teacher, she makes sure each student understands the subjects of the classes, creates enjoyable projects for students to showcase their understanding of the work, and is one of the few teachers i have seen that understand how to adjust subject materials and reexplain to make sure a student understands and retains materials. She makes everyone laugh, has an amazing fashion sense, and is a colorful and fun teacher everyone seems to enjoy.

~ DJ, Liberty High School

Juan Valdivia

They have helped me with navigating my future, have been patient and understanding. He has given me motivation for college and has pushed me to expand my mindset.


~ Des-Ray, Liberty High School

Karen Gonzalez

Ms. Gonzalez has helped me with not only Spanish class, but any other classes I needed support in. I can always go to her to talk when my day is not so good. She always has a smile on her face and makes me feel appreciated and recognized. She deserves the special recognition for being a genuine teacher.

~ Daijia, Liberty High School

Karen Lawson

She just made me realize potential i had that i didnt know of and that has helped me become a better student.


~ Jose, Liberty High School

Kayla Dessert

She was my 6th grade teacher at West Union Elementary and she taught me so much besides basic education. She taught me to stand up for myself and to take care of myself before anyone else. Leaving elementary and entering middle school isn't easy and she made me see things so different in all good ways. I will never forget her.


~ Alondra, Liberty High School

Kaylee Gustafson

She's the best teacher.

~ Nikolette, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She's the best teacher i have ever had she so amazing i wish i had ela with her again.

~ Kylie, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She's always so kind and supportive above any other teacher.


~ Leucia, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

I had Ms. Breitenbuecher when I was in 7th grade, and from the day I met her, she was kind and understanding. She did many things for me that she did not have to, from going to my basketball games, to reviewing my essays whenever I needed help. She held me if I cried, and made me feel safe in my own skin even when I was incredibly depressed. Even though I didn't have her in 8th grade, she still let me eat lunch in her classroom, and her and my old friends played Uno with her every week. She cared for me as more than just another student. She cared for me like I was her own child.

~ Jupiter, Liberty High School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She was my favorite teacher throughout middle school. I looked forward to her class every day and she remains my favorite teacher to this day. She had respect for her students and she was fun.

~ Micah, Liberty High School

Kelsi Burkhardt

She helped pick my grades up and gave me a reason to come to school would call my mom if i missed a class to make me come to school.

~ Parker, Liberty High School

Kevin Mathews-Garza (Mountainview MS, Beaverton)

He is so nice and kind to me. i wonder if I can't find a teacher like him.

~ Madina, Liberty High School

Kristen Rekow

For always making me feel welcome and dealing with my craziness.

~ Rebekah

Laury Rodriguez

She super sweet and is always there for the students.


~ Amarissa, Liberty High School

Laury Rodriguez

She has always been really helpful to me and every student, shes one of the nicest teacher ive had and shes really supportive and not only that ms rodriguez really really trust worthy.

~ Brisa, Liberty High School

Laury Rodriguez

I think this person deserves this recognition because she has helped me to stay on track and she is my avid until i graduate.


~ Edwin, Liberty High School

Laury Rodriguez

Best math teacher I’ve ever had.

~ Elliot, Liberty High School

Leslie Sell

Super great and sweet teacher.

~ Paul, Liberty High School

Lucas Everton

He is cool and nice.

~ Arlo, Liberty High School

Margaret Canaga

She is such a positive and kind teacher. When I had her back in third grade she would always make me feel better on my bad days. She was such a fun teacher to have, we did so many fun activities in her class. She always had a smile on her face everyday that we walked into that class. She still comes to watch my dance performances.


~ Violet, Liberty High School

Matthew Stock

He was a nice and cool teacher if people weren't messing around.

~ Gabriel, Liberty High School

Megan Whitman

[Darn] near my mom.


~ Elijah, Liberty High School

Megan Whitman

I think Ms. Witman deserves recognition because she was always there for me last year and I loved her class and she just gives great advice.

~ Sydney, Liberty High School

Meghan Mccaffrey

She is patient and full of energy. What she taught in classes are interesting and useful.


~ Zoey, Liberty High School

Meghan Mccaffrey and Kelsi Burkhardt

Mrs. Mccaffrey is very patient and is a really awesome teacher. She is always smiling and supportive with stressful work. Mrs. Burkhardt was my middle school Social Studies and leadership teacher. She was very kind and helpful and makes everyone feel loved.


~ Olivia, Liberty High School

Melissa Buechler

She helps me a lot in language.


~ Jiawei, Liberty High School

Melissa Whitley

My favorite teacher and she's super nice.


~ Chris, Liberty High School

Mike Futter

GREATEST TEACHER OF ALL TIME MR FUTTER THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND!!!!!!!!!

~ Remi, Liberty High School

Mike Futter

Great teacher, very welcoming and knows how to teach and still have fun with the learning. Running Orca Live for so long and doing it so well, advancing every year.

~ Addison, Liberty High School

Mr. E

He's fun and chill and just relatable guy.


~ Elijah, Liberty High School

Mr. James

My bus driver, he's totally so cool.

Lily, Liberty High School

Ms. Ancell (Echo Shaw ES, Forest Grove), and Ms. Hauth (Neil Armstrong MS, Forest Grove)

They were very good teachers towards me i will never forget how kind they were to me. They always helped me even when I didn't ask because I was always scared to ask for help. They were both ELA teachers, i had the best times in their classrooms even though I moved from the forest grove school district I'll always have them as my favorite teachers.

~ Sarai, Liberty High School

Ms. King (Neil Armstrong MS, Forest Grove)

Because she is the nicest teacher there is in the school, she gives us snacks, she alwasy helps and supports us in our hardest times and she not judgmental.

~ Christopher, Liberty High School

Ms.Finch (Robinson Barracks, Germany)

They put up with my shananigains.

~ Holden, Liberty High School

Nessima Gatchalian

She's just one of the best teachers I've ever had.

~ Daniel, Liberty High School

Nicole Mito Ahern

She was the best elementary teacher ever if not the best in the school district.

~ Daniel, Liberty High School

Patrick Rockenbaugh

Mr. Rockenbaugh was my middle school shop teacher and was one of my top favorite teachers. he was a kind teacher but held his class to high expectations. he was very helpful with questions on projects and made the class very enjoyable. one of my top favorite classes and teacher.

~ Abigail, Liberty High School

Paul Lardy

Because he’s very nice and taught me a lot of stuff during the summer internship.

~ Camila, Liberty High School

Shannon Jones

Because she’s the reason why I try as much as I can in school.

~ Cameron, Liberty High School

Steffan Ledgerwood

He is a very understanding and helpful teacher.


~ Jared, Liberty High School

Stephanie Fink

A great teacher who effectively taught serious subjects in a way that wasn’t boring.

~ Dylan, Liberty High School

Stephanie Fink

Always wanting to help her students.

~ Elijah, Liberty High School

Tanner Whitmore, Steffan Ledgerwood, Meghan Mccaffrey, Emily Staat, Sally Reyes, David Kirchner, Lisa Allen, Avery Marvin, and really every teacher and staff member.

They all try their best to help student in any way possible and they have work the hardest in school.

~ Khang, Liberty High School

Thomas Olen

Great teacher and person.

~ Maleek, Liberty High School

Usha Ramchandar

She was my teacher for 2 years, 5th and 6th grade. Her teaching methods were always so helpful and she always made sure everyone felt included. She is a teacher I will always remember, she pushed everyone academically to make sure they performed their best.

~ Angelyn, Liberty High School

Xavier SuarezCuellar

Mr.Suarez deserves a special recognition because they're such an amazing teacher, he makes learning fun! He also connects with all his students and knows how to get everyone engaged in every activity we do in class.

~ Natalie, Liberty High School

Gary Ito

He's amazing and a great teacher also very funny.

~ Skyler, Liberty High School

Mrs. Smith

She deserves special recognition because she was always so supportive and there for me when I needed her. She is the main teacher I will always remember through out my life.


~ Bianca, McKinney Elementary

Nicole Chronister

She is supportive and nice and also feels free to help whenever.

~ NIcky, North Plains Elementary

Rachel Weidman

She works super hard and is kind, compassionate, and considerate.


~ Skye, North Plains Elementary

Shannon Schwartz

She works so hard she is kind and helpful and funny and by far the best teacher I have had.

~ Hannah, North Plains Elementary

Cesar Astudillo Zepeda

Because they're the best teacher.


~Brian, Poynter Middle School

Daniel Bauman

Best social studies teacher I've had.

~ Scout, Poynter Middle School

Jeffrey Johnson

Because he is always trying to help people get better at their instrument and motivating them to keep trying.


~ Kouk, Poynter Middle School

Jeffrey Johnson

HE IS THE BEST AT BAND AND TRIES HIS BEST!!!


~Eden, Poynter Middle School

Jeffrey Johnson

He puts up with children that are talking over him, and still continues to help educate us. He is nice and funny, and very understanding.


~ Adele, Poynter Middle School

Julia Adams

She is so kind and she deserves more people to like her. She always makes me feel Special!

~ Noelle, Poynter Middle School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

She was just nice and funny.

~ Rjn, Poynter Middle School

Kelly Breitenbuecher

Because when i had her as a teacher she was the most supportive person i know and like she would make sure i would have myself together like in her class and she honestly made my middle school year when i was there she was the most chillest teacher.

~ Yahira, Poynter Middle School

Kimberly Parrett

She always knows how to help everyone, and is nice to everyone as well.

~ Savannah, Poynter Middle School

Patrick Rockenbaugh

He has been working in the shop class for as long as I can remember. He has helped everyone with working with tools and he is a great guy in general.

~ Roman, Poynter Middle School

Roberto Sanchez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

He’s nice he believes in us he wants us to have a good future.

~ Angel, Poynter Middle School                                                                      

Jorge GuzmanCastaneda

Mr. Guzman was such a positive influence in my elementary school years. He knew everyone's name and he always had a smile to share. I always noticed him working very hard to keep the school clean and supporting students. I am so fortunate to have had him at my elementary school.

~ Olivia, Liberty High School

Kathleen Coolman

She helped me inside and outside of school and also supports my little brother.

Braayan, Liberty High School

Nicole Mito Ahern

She was a really cool teacher and very nice.

~ Domingo, Liberty High School

Haley Steinbach (Christensen)

Because she was so nice and sweet and showed me how to start reading and writing and was so patient with all of us and made first and second grade the best.

~ Rosaura, Liberty High School

Mr. Brodniak

Always super fun and supportive. So many fun things during class. My favorite teacher :) My favorite thing was learning about the Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs, and we decorated the whole room with Mrs. Barns. It was such a cool and fun experience.

~ Kaitlyn, Liberty High School

Mr. Romero

He helped me understand math in simpler ways and made it fun.

Joshua, Liberty High School

Shannon Jones

She was one of my favorite teachers every, and she continues to make an impact on my life today.

~ Mari, Liberty High School

Mathew Little

He deals with a lot.

~ Joshua, Liberty High School

Soraya Simons-Streck

She helpful for helping read because i had a problem like i was not a good level of books.

~ Citlaly, Liberty High School

Amy Fifth-Lince

She is my favorite teacher and she helps me all the time with other subjects. She is the best!

~ Erik, Liberty High School

Barbara Perez

She was my 2nd grade teacher she was a nice ,funny and we had fun party We dyed our hair.

~ Darian, Liberty High School

Tina Crawford

She is kind to every student and loving, in elementary school she was a role model for me.

~ Chamae, Liberty High School

Steve Callaway

He memorized every student's name and addressed them individually, he made a point to reach out to each student and check in. He was the principal at the time and is now retired and is mayor of Hillsboro. He is a great person and is someone ive always looked up to.

~ Chamae, Liberty High School

Nini Bui

Ms. Bui is a great art teacher! She is always super kind and understanding and she gives us enough time to work on assignments. She made sure to make every student feel included and that was always really nice of her. Thank you for all your hard work!


~ Kevin, Liberty High School

Daniel Jones

Mr. Jones is a great ELA teacher! He is always thoughtful in what he teaches everyday, and he even takes the time to talk about important events that are currently happening. He cares for each student and always pushes them to success! Thank you for all your hard work!

~ Kevin, Liberty High School

Jessica Smith

Mrs. Smith is the epitome of what a teacher should be. Rather than focusing on grades, she works with students individually to problem solve underlying issues that pose challenges to their success at school. Mrs. Smith dignifies each student, understanding their challenges and always helping them see they are not alone. I've witnessed many times when students feel comfortable to come to Mrs. Smith with their outside of school problems, and she's always there to help. Mrs. Smith is down to earth, reasonable, and funny, creating an awesome class environment. At the end of the day, Mrs. Smith is an incredible teacher!

~ Renee, Century High School