Lakewood Rotary’s Educator of the Month for January was announced at the club’s January 10 meeting, who was Anita Seivert from Lake Louise Elementary School in the Clover Park School District. Her principal, Kristi Webster, provided these assessments of Anita:
“Mrs. Seivert is the heart and soul of Lake Louise!”
“She is committed and involved. She knows that the key to having a child be successful ,is for their family to be successful.”
“Mrs. Seivert not only loves her children, but every student in our school.”
These are just some of the quotes Lake Louise staff provided in recognizing Anita Seivert. She started her teaching career in the Clover Park School District in 1978 as a substitute teacher. She has taught at Lake City and Lake Louise Elementary Schools for a combined 23 years.
Lake Louise staff lovingly call her the “HAT LADY.” She has so many fun and silly hats that, when her class earns a special award, she distributes her hats so every child walks into the cafeteria with a hat to wear, so the whole school can acknowledge them.
Anita Seivert is committed to student success. When families can’t attend parent conferences, she makes home visits, so she has 100 percent contact with her students’ families. She works tirelessly on her off days to plan, create and organize lessons that are engaging and relevant for her students.
On Fridays she leads Lake Louise students and staff in the “Friday” song, right after the flag salute. In honor of that, Anita led the Lakewood Rotarians in the “Friday” song as she received her award. The singing might not have been great, but the appreciation for her teaching excellence was.
Lakewood Rotary has been serving the Lakewood community since 1956, and has donated more the $3 Million dollars and countless volunteer hours to Lakewood and the world. More information can be seen at: www.lakewoodrotary.com.