Michael Andersen, a fourth-grade Spanish Immersion teacher at Burley Glenwood Elementary, towers over his group of classroom students. (Photo: South Kitsap School District)

Felicidades! SKSD Spanish Immersion instructor named ‘Evening Magazine’ Best Teacher

PORT ORCHARD — Michael Anderson’s fourth-grade Spanish Immersion class at Burley Glenwood Elementary in Port Orchard did something that’s not so easy for youngsters: they kept secret a big announcement about their teacher.

So when KING5 “Evening Magazine” host Saint Bryan and administrators from South Kitsap School District walked into Anderson’s classroom Nov. 2, the second-year teacher, facing his tight-lipped students, may have known something was up — just not what it was all about.

The school’s principal, Darek Grant, cut the suspense by announcing to the knowing class of fourth-graders, all no doubt wearing Cheshire cat grins, that Andersen had been voted the “Best Teacher in Western Washington” on the television show.

“Mr. Andersen is a second-year teacher at Burley and he has made a great impact in his short time at our school,” Grant said. “He makes learning fun for his kids and he is full of fresh ideas.

“We are proud of Mr. Andersen and this award is well deserved.”

A segment on Andersen’s award will air on “Evening Magazine” on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Darek Grant, Burley Glenwood Elementary principal, stands next to fourth-grade Spanish Immersion class teacher Michael Andersen, KING5 “Evening Magazine” host Saint Bryan and South Kitsap School District Superintendent Karst Brandsma. (Photo: South Kitsap School District)

More in News

Poulsbo safety enhancement plan | UPDATE

POULSBO—An update on Poulsbo’s safety enhancement plan was included in the Feb.… Continue reading

Taking early detection a step further

New genetic test can show cancer risk

Man has left abandoned boats and ruined finances in his wake

Daniel J. Webb’s dubious legal history extends past spreading himself too thin financially

Video footage shows officer removing drugs from medication drop box

Officer Stacey Smaaladen charged with felony; on paid administrative leave

No explosives found; driver undergoes mental health evaluation

Told Navy personnel he had an improvised explosive device

Bremerton police investigated an online threat Feb. 23 and found the threat originated in New Mexico. Officers also learned a suspect there is in custody. (Bremerton PD)
Bremerton High School closed as precaution because of online threat

Police received information about a social media threat that was possibly directed at the school

Bill would exempt certain legislative records from public disclosure | Updated

Senate Bill 6617 was introduced Feb. 21; is not subject to hearings

Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center participated in the Kitsap Builds Bridges, Not Walls vigil in March 2017.
                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo
Kitsap Immigration Assistance Center has a new director of family services.

BREMERTON — When Marthita May, former family services director and co-founder of… Continue reading

Taxes, guns among topics at meeting with legislators

Questions at the legislators’ meeting Feb. 17 ran the gamut from taxes to gun control

Most Read