Pine Creek Educator of the Year
Val Babbitt | #TheTimeIsNow (2019-2020)
Please join us in celebrating Val Babbitt, Pine Creek's 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year! "My path was always education," said Ms. Babbitt who discovered her interest in becoming an educator in high school, originally thinking she would focus on elementary-age students, but ultimately deciding to switch to secondary. These days she enjoys balancing the lessons of AP Language classes (all non-fiction) with those in her American and World Literature classes. "What I also really like, particularly at Pine Creek, is that I usually get (the same) kids two years in a row because I teach 10th and 11th grades. For me, that makes a big difference!" (Read more >>)
Pine Creek Team of the Year
Congratulations to The Math Department, Pine Creek's Team of the Year, for their success in launching the PAL Lab!
Launching Something Extraordinary: In the fall of 2017 PCHS teachers April Pierce, Ty Clark, Chris Kintz, and Melony Black began looking at creative ways schools and districts were supporting students in math learning ... (Read more >>)
Pine Classified Staff Member of the Year
Tina Mattsson | #TheTimeIsNow
Congratulations to Tina Mattsson, Pine Creek's Classified Staff Member of the Year! Tina has a degree in journalism from BYU and worked as an online newspaper editor before joining the staff at Pine Creek where she currently serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principals. "I truly look forward to coming to work every day," Ms. Mattsson says. "I really like the people I work with! We get along well and are a well-oiled machine – everyone helps everyone else." This vibrant, "can do" attitude is evident to her colleagues. "Tina solves problems, answers questions, and makes the school a better place for students and staff," reported a colleague. "She always seems to ... (Read more >>)
Pine Creek Volunteer of the Year
Karen Cleary | #ThereIsNoSubstitute
Karen Cleary, Pine Creek's Volunteer of the Year has been helping out in schools for the past nine years. "One of the most memorable things I've done was working the Coat Check for Homecoming," Cleary said. "You're there with other parents and teachers and just trying to help kids -- It's total mayhem, at times, but fun!"
In addition to being an active member of Pine Creek's Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP), Karen has also helped with the Pine Creek band, basketball, and volleyball Booster Clubs, been one of the Pine Creek reps for the D20 Parent Sounding Board, served on the Building Committee for the 10 Classroom addition, and led the Pine Creek's Moms in Touch group. "I've enjoyed it all!" Cleary said. "By volunteering you can plug-in and better keep up with what's going on at the school and with your kids."
Please join us in honoring Karen Cleary, Pine Creek's Volunteer of the Year, for her dedication to supporting our students and staff!