Park District teacher honored

OREGON – Elliot Grandia, news anchor for Channel 13 WREX TV, surprised Oregon Park District Children’s Center teacher Nancy Kerwin on Wednesday, April 4.

Grandia, with camera in hand, announced Kerwin was named WREX Teacher of the Week. Grandia filmed the 4-5-year-old morning program and interviewed Kerwin and Executive Director Erin Folk.

Each week teachers are nominated by parents, students or community members to WREX. Kerwin was nominated by a student for her 28 years of teaching in the Children’s Center and for having a positive influence on her 3-and 5-year-old daughters.

Kerwin is set to retire on June 30 after 28 years at the helm of the Oregon Park District Children’s Center program.

The children were excited for a visitor and did a wonderful job citing the Pledge of Allegiance, their names and learning about the chicken eggs in their incubator.

Kerwin and the morning preschool class were featured on the five and six o’clock news on WREX TV that evening.

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