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Heather Gamache Wins HSCTE New Teacher of the Year Award

Working to connect students to health, well-being, and people, Selah High School teacher, Heather Gamache, has been recognized as the Washington Health Sciences Career and Technical Education (HSCTE) New Teacher of the Year.

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding new teachers who have made significant contributions to health science education and who have demonstrated a commitment to student success. Gamache will now become a finalist for the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (WA-ACTE) New Teacher of the Year Award, which will be presented during the organization’s summer conference and encompasses all award recipients from the other specialties of career and technical education.  

Heather Gamache

In her third year of teaching in the Selah School District, Gamache incorporates her industry experience into teaching career and technical educational classes at the high school.  Holding a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree and also having been a practicing pharmacist, Gamache teaches classes within the school’s Health Sciences pathway.  In her classes, Gamache has developed innovative approaches to help students succeed and course work is filled with hands-on activities, project-based learning, and interactive lessons which enhance student learning.  During her tenure at Selah High School, Gamache has focused on developing a curriculum that not only meets the standards of the HSCTE, but also fosters a love of learning for students that prepares them for future careers.

Gamache chose her educational career path to connect with young people and advance their interest in health sciences.  Also, because growing up in a career and technical educational home, Gamache understands the power of knowledge tied to the passion of learning through project-based connections to the world and it is her goal to open up these opportunities for all kids.

Congratulations to Heather Gamache for being named the Health Sciences Career and Technical Education New Teacher of the Year and for connecting students to health, well-being and people!