Pasco Teacher Awarded 2014 ESD 123 Regional Teacher of the Year

<p>Bernice Hanan</p>

Bernice Hanan

A Pasco School teacher is being named the Education Service District 123 Regional Teacher of the Year

Bernice Hanan said she is honored to be recoginized for her teaching and said her job is what drives her entire life.

Hanan is a former Two Way Dual Language Kindergarden teacher from Maya Angelou Elementary School where she taught for 12 years and is now a Spanish teacher at Chiawana High School in Pasco.

In her more than 30 years of teaching, Hanan has taught Kindergarden through 4th grade and Spanish at the secondary and college levels.

Hanan has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Eastern Africa in Kenya and has guided student mission trips to Africa and Latin America to build schools and churches.

Hanan will compete for the Washington State 2014 Teacher of the Year Title in late September.