WENATCHEE – Jon Magnus has been named North Central ESD Regional Teacher of the Year for 2017/2018. As a regional winner he will be in the running for Washington State Teacher of the Year, an honor that will be announced in September 2017. Jon is a French instructor at Wenatchee High School, a position he’s held since 2000. He founded Interact club, a youth version of Rotary Club.
The club’s accomplishments include raising $5,000 for the computer needs of a non-sighted WHS student, raising $5,000 for a Heifer International Ark, raising $10,000 to bring a suicide-prevention program to Wenatchee and raising $22,000 to build a women’s clinic in Gouana, Mali. They have currently raised $37,000 of $50,000 to
fund a local Habitat for Humanity home that they will eventually help to build.