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Become a 2021-2022 Discovery PTSA member!

Golden Acorn Award Recipients 2021-2022

Each year, the Discovery Elementary PTSA recognizes people who are exemplary volunteers, educators and advocates in the Discovery community. In addition to receiving a certificate and Golden Acorn pin, a contribution of $75 will be made in the honoree’s name to the Washington State PTSA Scholarship Foundation. As we extend a special congradulations to Discovery PTSA is appreciative of all our volunteers.

The Awards Categories

Golden Acorn for Volunteers - for volunteers who have given outstanding service to all children in the school community, for service “above and beyond”.

Lisa R.

Lisa is awarded the Golden Acorn Volunteer Award. Lisa is a truly dedicated volunteer for the Discovery community. She has taken on challenging advocacy roles for our community by representing Discovery in the boundary committee and more recently the levy committee. This is difficult and time consuming work, but Lisa masterfully navigates these arenas. And for fun, Lisa is the queen of popcorn. Ensuring our kids have something fun to look forward to. She will ensure hours in the cold to make sure every student receives a fresh bag of popcorn. Lisa has also served as the PTSA communications and social media chair. She can also be found weekly volunteering in the library. We are so lucky to have her in our community and for her to share so much of her time giving back.


Noreen A.

Noreen is awarded the Golden Acorn Volunteer Award. Noreen is one of the most thoughtful and generous volunteers we have. She served as PTSA President and fills any role without hesitation. Noreen has contributed time and energy to countless programs and events over the years at Discovery. Without her vision and drive, especially during the pandemic, we would not have had the most successful event EVER, Trick-or-Treat Trail. Noreen clearly knew what the Discovery community wanted and she delivered as Trick or Treat Trail was the talk of the school and with good reason. This was no small event to pull off and she put her heart and soul into it knowing all our kids would remember this.


Anjali T.

Anjali is awarded the Golden Acorn Volunteer Award. This year, Anjali coordinated the Reflections Art program and initiated Discovery’s Math Challenge for all of Discovery’s students. Anjali built a digital platform so Reflections could run this year with covid restrictions in place as it allowed families to submit artwork easily and for volunteers to complete their judging online. Anjali found a way to provide Discovery’s student community with an extra-curricular math program to help foster and sustain an interest in math outside of the classroom. She built a website platform for submissions so everyone could participate from home.


Outstanding Educator - for individuals who go beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial and challenging.

Mrs. Premoe

She is a Discovery kindergarten teacher and is awarded the Outstanding Educator Award. She was nominated because she goes above and beyond to ensure kids’ learning is fun. She makes kindergarten beautiful. And, ‘To say that Mrs. Premoe is an excellent teacher is an understatement. She is absolutely exceptional. She is the most kind and patient teacher I could have ever hoped for my child.’


Mrs. Peterson 

She is a Discovery kindergarten teacher and is awarded the Outstanding Educator Award. She is described as going above and beyond educating children in various aspects. She is also prompt to reply to all questions. She is an amazing teacher. She makes learning exciting for the little ones.


Outstanding Advocate - for individuals who serve ALL children through a commitment to help create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth.

Teal Morse

Mrs. Morse serves as Discovery's PBSES coach and is awarded the Outstanding Advocate Award. She is a solid rock in the foundation that makes Discovery an amazing school. She is known to be someone you can always rely on for help and support. She has used her uplifting energy and skills to support the school and staff through covid and returning to in person classes with awareness of everyone's social and emotional needs. 


Ms. Dixie

She is a paraprofessional for Discovery's students and is awarded the Outstanding Advocate Award. She was nominated because of her commitment to inclusivity at Discovery. She makes a difference in students’ lives. She brings warmth and understanding to each child and brightens their day by calling them by their first names and is always listening. At recess, she brings just the right amount of fun to the responsibility of keeping kids safe.

Discovery PTSA 2.6.9 is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Tax ID # 94-3152614

The mission of the Discovery PTSA is to advocate, support and enrich our students with educational programs and community building activities in partnership with teachers, staff, parents and the local community.

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