Lake Stevens Middle School teacher, Education Foundation honored by WASA
Each year the Washington Association of School Administrators holds a regional luncheon to honor educators and community leaders. This year, Alex Moll, a teacher at Lake Stevens Middle School, and the Lake Stevens Education Foundation received the special recognition on May 9 in Everett.
Student Achievement Leadership Award
Alex Moll is a third generation teacher who has devoted the majority of his career to teaching STEM classes at Lake Stevens Middle School. For the past seven school years, Alex has led a student Guitar Club where students use kits to build playable electric guitars that are debuted at the school’s talent show. In addition to guitars, students are building confidence, problem solving skills and perseverance. Club members also receive support, guidance and mentorship from high school students, graduates and adult volunteers who previously completed the guitar projects. We are incredibly grateful to Alex and his passion and dedication to our students.
Community Leadership Award
For the past 25 years, the Lake Stevens Education Foundation has been serving students, staff and community members. The Foundation started with a vision—and a great deal of hard work—to provide financial support to the students and programs of Lake Stevens School District. Under the leadership of founding members Leslie Elsemore and Terri Spencer, the Foundation has supported academic enrichment by awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and innovative teaching and learning grants. Today we wanted to honor Leslie and Terri, as they have remained engaged in the Foundation for the last 25 years, and are truly educational champions in our community.
From left: Dr. Amy Beth Cook, Alex Moll and Leslie Elsemore
The Lake Stevens High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Neil Proff, provided entertainment at the event.