Congratulations to our 2016 Placer County Teachers of the Year:
Elementary/Middle School - Kim Gerould (left) Greenhills Elementary School, Eureka Union School District
High School- Craig Waechtler (right) Rocklin High School, Rocklin Unified School District
Kim Gerould is a Kindergarten- 2nd grade Multi-Age teacher from Greenhills Elementary School in the Eureka Union School
District. She is also a recent graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Tier 1 PCOE Preliminary Administrative Services
Credential Program. Kim is known for her dedication in and out of the classroom, as she is a leader on her campus for
teacher-support and guidance. She continues to study and learn the newest methods that will benefit both her students
and colleagues, and is always willing to share best practices with others. The staff at Greenhills speak very highly
about her and what an asset she is to their team, as well as the students she serves. Congratulations to Kim Gerould!
Craig Waechtler has been teaching at Rocklin High School in the Rocklin Unified School District for the past 20 years.
During this time he has established himself as a star amongst stars, as colleagues will note that when he speaks, people
listen. He has a unique ability to connect with students, a passion for math and innovative instructional methodologies,
and is a leader that establishes a team atmosphere with colleagues. His dedication, commitment and professionalism to
educating students and establishing lasting relationships has vaulted him into a natural leadership role, and he is
highly respected by students and staff alike. Congratulations to Craig Waechtler!