K103 and Concordia University-Portland honor outstanding educators
Teacher Recognition

K103 Honor Roll Powered by Concordia University-Portland

By The Room 241 Team December 7, 2018

Concordia University-Portland loves celebrating excellent educators, which is why we’ve teamed up with Portland radio station K103 to create the K103 Honor Roll. This recognition program honors a local educator on the radio and at their school. One honored educator is selected each month during the school year, and each recipient is awarded:

  • A $2,800 Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship
  • A $2,500 Technology Grant from CTL for new Chromebooks and Chromeboxes
  • A $500 gift card for school supplies
  • An engraved commemorative plaque
  • A catered lunch for the Honor Roll teacher and their colleagues from Jersey Mike’s

Here’s a list of the local educators who have been celebrated so far, and a round of applause for their dedication, innovation, and hard work!

K103 Honor Roll recipients

Sheryl Born K103 Honor RollSheryl Born

A 2nd-grade math and science teacher, Born has been teaching for 24 years. She also created an after-school art club, which she runs single-handedly, and she volunteers as the school’s soccer and track coach. Born is a very dedicated educator and a single mother and people say she “spreads so much love, caring, and kindness to not only her students but everyone she meets”.

School: Marrion Elementary School

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Why Born chose to become a teacher: “My mom was a high school math teacher and counselor.  She set the bar, for me, on what a great teacher is. I have taught at all levels of education, kindergarten through college…I think teaching chose me.  I have always loved people and helping others.”

Lucas Glassett K103 Honor RollLucas Glassett

Glassett teaches AP World History & Contemporary World Problems and is the head coach of an after-school robotics team. He is currently in his 14th year of teaching. One parent said that students are able to thrive because of the way Glassett genuinely engages with them. He also said Glassett is “an example of what an excellent human looks like.”

School: Skyview High School

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Why Glassett wanted to teach history: “I specifically chose history because I think it offers the most connection points to students’ lives. It allows us to discuss humanity, the world’s problems, trends, and how to learn from others in order to become better people ourselves.”

Kala Ott K103 Honor RollKala Ott

Ott is a fifth-grade teacher currently in her seventh year of teaching. She is said to go “above and beyond” and has a “refreshing approach” to education. Children are treated with respect and Ott tries to connect with them in different ways, inspiring their imaginations and expanding their minds through a variety of activities. Ott uses Harry Potter, “snowball” fights, and disco parties to make learning memorable and fun.

School: John Wetten Elementary School

Location: Gladstone, Oregon

Why Ott loves teaching: “I love my relationship with the kids, getting to know them, watching them grow socially and emotionally, and helping them to become great citizens of the world!”


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