NTPS Teacher Named Washington State Teacher of the Year!
Jerad Koepp, a Native American student program specialist at North Thurston Public Schools in Lacey, has been named the Washington state teacher of the year for 2022, the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced Monday.
Koepp has been a teacher for 16 years, including eight years in his current role.
Koepp provides cultural and academic support for about 230 Native American students from more than 50 tribes, nations, bands, and villages in the 22-school district, according to OSPI.
*Photo is courtesy of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.