Inspirational teachers honored during winter commencement

Taryn Waddell accepting award from Dr. Tromp
2019 Pesky Award recipient, Taryn Waddell, at winter commencement

Boise State University’s College of Education and the Lee Pesky Learning Center continued their annual tradition of honoring inspirational K-12 teachers at Boise State’s winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.

The 2019 Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching recipients are Liz Batey from Riverglen Junior High School in Boise; Cosmo Lorusso from Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey; Shannon Murdoch from Mary McPherson Elementary in Meridian; and Taryn Waddell from Timberline High School in Boise.

The awardees were recognized on stage during the winter commencement ceremony. Each teacher also received $2,000 and their schools each received $500.

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