Antioch University Seattle MA in Teaching alum Danny Vuong received the Outstanding Educator of the Year award at the school where he teaches, Benson Hill Elementary in Renton, WA. Each year, parents and students at Benson Hill submit written nominations for the award, describing why a particular teacher is a deserving recipient. The PTA reviews those nominations, making special note of those who go beyond the regular duties of a teacher, including participating in PTA events. The Benson Hill PTA wrote on their Facebook page: “Congratulations to Mr Voung for being the 2017-18 recipient of the Benson Hill Outstanding Educator award. You have gone above and beyond what a teacher is and you have supported your fellow colleagues, students and also our PTA!”
Danny Vuong attended Benson Hill Elementary as a child, and later returned as a volunteer. When he graduated with his MAT from the AUS School of Education in 2017, he accepted a teaching position at the school in which he had spent so many years. Vuong embodies the values and spirit of the AUS School of Education: he is embedded in the community in which he works, and is deeply committed to its students and families. The AUS School of Education congratulates Vuong on this well-earned award, an on his outstanding work as an educator!