MATTSON JUNEJune Mattson, differentiation coach at Brooklyn Middle School, has been named a regional honoree in the WEM Foundation’s 2016 Outstanding Educator Awards program.

Mattson is being honored in the Ethics in Education category, which recognizes exemplary educators who embody ethical behavior and promote ethical development for students through classroom or school activities, policies or curriculum.

With 30 years of experience, Mattson works with teachers in the area of differentiation gathering resources and providing support as teachers work to meet the needs of the students in their classrooms in grade 6 through 8.

As part of her role, Mattson supports and empowers teachers in communicating a clear code of conduct and designing intentional activities for students to learn and practice acceptable behavior. Mattson models the school’s code of conduct, the Bulldog Way, which encourages students to be responsible, be respectful and act with integrity.

“She has been instrumental in the implementation of differentiation strategies through providing one-on-one training, attending team meetings, leading after school and district-wide training sessions and facilitating the work at staff meetings to support teachers in meeting the needs of our diverse student body,” said BMS Principal Kim Monette.

The WEB Outstanding Educator Awards program is conducted by Synergy & Leadership Exchange. Regional honorees receive a cash prize, trophy and the opportunity to compete in the state competition the following year.

This is the second consecutive year that Mattson has earned recognition in the awards program. In 2015, she was named a regional honoree in the category of Teacher Achievement.