RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Washoe County School District (WCSD), Robert and Dorothy Keyser Foundation, and the Washoe Education Association (WEA) are honoring veteran teacher Jodee Prudente with the 2014 Keyser Foundation WCSD Teacher of the Year award.
Prudente, who has taught in the Washoe County School District for 11 years, currently teaches special education and comprehensive life skills at Kendyl Depoali Middle School in Reno. Two other teachers—Ryan Brock of Jessie Beck Elementary School and Sarah Hopper of Washoe Innovations High School—were recognized as finalists for the award.
The Keyser Foundation Teacher of the Year program is a collaborative effort between WCSD, the Keyser Foundation, and the WEA. The Keyser Foundation awarded all three finalists with a $3,000 award and Prudente, as WCSD Teacher of the Year winner, an additional $3,000.