By Valerie Cantella for Santa Barbara County Education Office | January 27, 2020 | 1:42 p.m.
Nathan Baskett has received the Rotary Club’s Teacher Recognition Award for the winter quarter, the Santa Barbara County Education Office and Rotary Club of Santa Barbara have announced. Baskett teaches sixth-grade at McKinley Elementary School in the Santa Barbara School District.
The Rotary Club, on Jan. 24, presented Baskett with a plaque and $1,000 to spend on classroom needs.
“Mr. Baskett has high expectations for all students. He takes initiative, demonstrates strong teacher leadership, and is a team player. McKinley is lucky to have him,” McKinley Principal Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi said.
“We celebrate Mr. Baskett’s passion for the important work teachers do and his desire to elevate