The Echo School District is pleased to announce its 2013 Crystal Apple Award winners: Mike Heriza and Linda Muller. They were honored during the May 15 Crystal Apple "Excellence in Education" Awards at the Pendleton Red Lion, hosted by the InterMountain ESD.
Mike Heriza has been an English teacher at Echo High School for 4 years, instructing courses in writing for students in middle school through high school college level. He has tripled the college level courses offered for Echo students through offering English 115, 121, and 122, Literary Fiction, Drama, and a Steinbeck course. Mike has written grants and secured funds to take his students to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland for the past three years, and with his students produces an outstanding yearbook each year through his publications course. Students in Echo respect Mike and what he does for them as a teacher and advisor. His talents and contributions to the students of Echo are outstanding. Great work, Mike!
Linda Muller is the Deputy Clerk for the Echo School District, where she’s worked for 13 years. She spent two years before that on the Echo School Board. Linda is an outstanding resource for our staff. She works very hard to ensure that Echo School District is a finically stable district, thus allowing the students to receive a quality, meaningful education. Also known as the “spreadsheet queen,” Linda takes pride in the details of her job. She is an outstanding person, mother, grandmother and advisor to those who know and work with her. Congratulations, Linda!