Robert A. Whittemore , Teacher, Sixth Grade PACE Program, Wellington Elementary, Woodinville.
"I consider him to be one of the most influential teachers I've ever had," says recent Yale graduate Graham Banfield of his former teacher Bob Whittemore. A founding member of Wellington's popular PACE program, Bob strives to create enthusiasm for learning and to help his students expand their view of themselves and the world. He sets high standards and motivates students to do their best by letting them know he believes in their capabilities. As a result, many not only meet, but exceed, school district expectations. Bob engages his students with multi-level projects such as "Liquid Toxic Goop" and "Voyage of Discovery" that combine math, science, social studies, art and writing. In Bob's class, students write book reports, original stories and poetry, and they experience an enriched math curriculum that lays a solid foundation for future math learning. Through his passion for learning and teaching and his innovative application of curriculum, Bob provides his students with a launch pad for success in middle school and beyond, helping every child discover that he or she is capable of great things.
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