Congratulations to 2018-2019 Outstanding Educator Mr. Ross Matheny!

Mr. Matheny is consistently available for kids when they need extra help. He is willing to go out of his way to make sure they get what they need to succeed. His favorite phrase is “what can I do to help?!” Mr. Matheny has found ways to accommodate our son even before we asked for it. He regularly followed up to see how he was doing in his class, how he was doing with his other teachers, and told us good things he would see in our student’s performance. I believe this is why our son did better in Mr. Matheny’s class than any other history class he has had.” Thank you Mr. Matheny for your dedication to our Liberty students and Congratulations!

Congratulations to 2018-2019 Outstanding Educator Mr. Sean Martin!

Mr. Martin goes above and beyond as principal at Liberty High. He is a positive presence and strong role model for our students. His kind and caring attitude toward our students and families is appreciated. His efforts to communicate with our community has been wonderful  - -  including his emails and frequent updates during “snowmaggedon!”   Mr. Martin attends our LHS sporting events, musical and theater performances, not to mention all the events for clubs and groups. He helped chaperone Prom, too. It seems Mr. Martin is at school late or for some event almost every night of the week. He is readily available for parents and students if they need help or have a concern – and follows up to make sure the issue is resolved. Another thing to mention is that Mr. Martin served on the High School Schedule committee, advocating for our students and working to make sure our Liberty community had a voice and vote during those meetings. Congratulations and thank you Mr. Martin for your dedication to our Liberty Students and Community!



The Liberty PTSA honors our Outstanding Educators each year with the 

Outstanding Educator Award!

The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes individuals who have gone beyond the normal expectations of their job to make outstanding contributions to enhance the education of children. An Outstanding Educator can be a teacher, specialist, assistant, support staff, custodian, bus driver, administrator or community member.

All award winners receive the award pin and a special certificate from the Washington State PTA. Their names will be engraved on a plaque in the Issaquah School District main office. The Council also contributes $50 in the winner’s name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to selected high school students entering post-secondary education.

Nomination forms are due by Friday, May 22nd. You can submit this form online using the online nomination link below, or complete a paper form (download from the Liberty PTSA website at Complete the online form or return your paper nomination to the school office in a sealed envelope marked “Attn: PTSA Awards”.

Award nominations will be accepted May 11th - May 22nd. You can submit online - nomination link will go live on May 11th.

Click here for past award winners