Oroville’s Julie Schildgen named ‘Teacher of the Year’

Oroville Elementary School Principal Joe Worsham presents Julie Schildgen with the Upper Okanogan 'Teacher of the Year' plaque from Wal-Mart Corporation. Submitted photo

Oroville Elementary School Principal Joe Worsham presents Julie Schildgen with the Upper Okanogan ‘Teacher of the Year’ plaque from Wal-Mart Corporation. Submitted photo

OROVILLE – Julie Schildgen, a teacher at Oroville Elementary, has been chosen as the Upper Okanogan Valley Teacher of the Year by the Wal-Mart Corporation.

Along with honoring Ms. Schildgen with a plaque, Wal-Mart has donated a check for $1,000 to the Oroville Elementary School ASB fund. Schildgen received this honor through a contest run by Wal-Mart Corporation.

Her former students nominated her because of her dedication to teaching and the positive influence she has had on their educational lives. In their words “she taught us the value of education and hard work and, basically, she is the reason we have stayed in school.”

Principal Joe Worsham, who presented her with the plaque said, “All of us at Oroville Elementary School are extremely proud of Ms. Schildgen and feel that she is very deserving of this honor.”

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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