The Outstanding Educator Award was created to recognize individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal scope of their jobs.  An educator may be defined as a teacher, assistant, specialist, support staff, administrator or community member.

A Golden Acorn Award is presented, by a local PTA unit or council, to a volunteer in recognition of his/her dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program, more than 44,000 Golden Acorns have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington State.

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Congratulations to our 2017 Vancouver Council Award Recipients

Outstanding Educator:  Bill Link

Outstanding Advocate:  Kathy Gillespie

Golden Acorn:  Charlie Roe
Friend of PTA:  Susan Knable


Congratulations to our 2016 Vancouver Council Award Recipients
Outstanding Educator Award – Margaret Green
Golden Acorn – Mr. & Mrs. Baker
Golden Acorn – Amy Surface



  Application Submissions for 2016 begin April 1st – May 1st