Position: High School Health Teacher, Basketball Coach and Student Council Advisor
School: Sierra Vista High School
School District: Clark County School District
City, State: Las Vegas, Nevada
About the Nominee: Lindsay Whalen was nominated by a colleague, Renee Johnson. Lindsay Whalen is more than the ideal teacher and commands deep respect among her colleagues! She has demonstrated outstanding leadership, patience and trustworthiness, and she has a strong sense of responsibility. She is a team player who is not afraid of long hours and hard work.
She is the advisor of Student Council, which plans and implements a whole lot of spirited activities at Sierra Vista. This role takes a lot of patience and hard work. She teaches skills to her council members such as communication and cooperation with their peers and school staff. Her students are involved in student planning and go out into the community to help where is needed. Ms. Whalen's student council members love her so much that they have lunch with her every day. She loves them, too!
Ms. Whalen is also a health teacher. She not only focuses on teaching content and knowledge, but on teaching life skills.
Additionally, she is the basketball coach, and her coaching philosophy has proved to be exceptional, year after year.
She is an incredible LifeChanger in her community, and her school is thankful for all that she does!