Kathy Paul was named Pierce County’s Teacher of the Year during the district's opening session. She is a veteran first grade teacher at Blackshear Elementary School with 26 years of experience. Her classroom promotes a family fun atmosphere where student-centered learning and active engagement drive the instructional process.
Reading has always been a passion for Kathy. Before entering first grade, she could read fluently. Her wonderful first grade teacher, who believed in her and pushed her to be her best, influenced her decision to become a teacher. Kathy is a positive influence on her students as she pushes them to strive to fulfill their dreams. Please join Pierce County Schools in congratulating Kathy Paul for her outstanding contribution to our students and the community.