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Idaho teachers honored at Boise State University commencement

Brenda Blanco

Kim Brydges

Boise State University and Alan and Wendy Pesky, founders of the Lee Pesky Learning Center, honored four K-12 teachers with the Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching during BSU’s Winter Commencement Dec. 21.

The award recognizes Idaho K-12 teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. Each teacher will receive $2,000, and their schools will each receive $500. The winners are Brenda Blanco, a ninth- through 12th-grade Spanish teacher at Xavier Charter School in Twin Falls; Kym Bridges, a 10th– and 11th-grade English teacher and head girls’ basketball coach at Boise High School; Sue Martin, a ninth- through 12th-grade teacher of journalism, yearbook, language and photography at Mountain Home High School; and Sharon Prindle, a fourth-grade teacher at Horizon Elementary School in Boise.

Sue Martin

Sharon Prindle

The Peskys will also donate $500 to Meridian High School in memory of Randy Fout. Fout had taught at Meridian High and was an assistant principal at Mountain View High School when he was killed in a car collision in 2006.

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