Helena Education Foundation names distinguished students and educators


Wynn Randall, principal at PAL, left, with distinguished student Bella Nyman.

Central School teacher Libby Kenny reads the letter notifying her she was selected as a distinguished educator after being nominated by a student.

Tyler Manning

Over the past two weeks, the Helena Education Foundation was notifying educators across Helena Public Schools that they were nominated by a student as a distinguished educator.

Due to COVID-19, the notification process has been different than in the past. HEF Executive Director Lisa Cordingley said organizers didn’t want to present any unnecessary risk to teachers or students.

In past years, Cordingley has notified the teachers in person, often during a surprise ceremony. This year, organizers opted to notify the teachers in letters, phone calls and some in-person visits.

“So many things have been different

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