On Friday, May 20, 2022, Riverview School District was both giver and recipient at the 2022 Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Region 110 Community Awards Luncheon. The awards are presented annually to students, community members, administrators, and educators from across the region, recognizing their outstanding contributions to education.
SOAR – Students Organized Against Racism | Student Leadership Award
SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism), nominated by Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith, was recognized by WASA 110 with a Student Leadership Award. Organized at Cedarcrest High School in the fall of 2021, SOAR is a multiracial organization that provides a safe space for students and teachers to have conversations around race, equity, and inclusion and to constructively respond to issues and events. SOAR, consisting of over 40 student members was honored, along with teacher advisor, César Sánchez, for their work in raising awareness, building leadership capacity and helping co-construct student advisory lessons to help club, school, and district goals.
SOAR members Jessica Barragan, Sasha Brissaud, Allyson Fields, and Aisha Rana joined Mr. Sánchez to receive the award.
Hopelink | Community Leadership Award
Hopelink, nominated by Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith, received one of WASA’s Community Leadership Awards, for their continued efforts in helping their clients and families achieve stability through the provision of basic needs, such as shelter and food. The organization also offers a myriad of services for clients that can help increase their income, improve their employment potential, maintain stable housing, and more.
Hopelink’s Center Manager, Regina Kuzina, was on hand to receive the award.
Dr. Anthony Smith | Twenty-Year Award, Retiring Superintendent Recognition
Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith, was honored with a Twenty-Year Award for his membership and tenure with WASA, while also recognized, along with Mercer Island Superintendent, Donna Colosky, and Issaquah Superintendent, Ron Thiele, as Superintendent retirees this year. In January, Dr. Smith announced his retirement at the end of June, following 39 years in education and 9 years serving as Superintendent of Riverview School District.
Dr. Randy Stocker | WASA 110 Award of Merit
The WASA 110 Award of Merit was given to Riverview’s Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning, Dr. Randy Stocker. Nominated by former colleague, and current Director of Teaching and Learning for the Lake Washington School District, Jen Rose, Dr. Stocker was recognized for consistently being a thoughtful leader and a deep learner, who consistently offers up ideas and vulnerabilities to help the greater good. He was also praised for his deep convictions about learning and an unwavering focus on equity for all students. In April, Dr. Stocker announced his retirement, effective at the end of June, completing a 33-year career in education.
Please join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of all our Riverview School District honorees and recipients from this year’s WASA 110 Community Awards Luncheon!