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2016 Crystal Apple Winners

Umatilla School District is proud to announce our Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016: Keith Gebers and Erin Iveson! The winners were recognized in a ceremony in Pendleton. Please join us in congratulating these great Umatilla School District employees!


Keith Gebers is the business education teacher at Umatilla High School and has worked in the district for 21 years. Keith is very knowledgeable about his subject matter and so effective at helping students understand. His dynamic teaching style and use of examples and practical methods help students to perceive tasks and how to accomplish them. His ability to relate to students and his positive energy every day contribute to him being a great teacher.


Erin Iveson has worked in the Umatilla School District for nine years and is the office manager at McNary Heights Elementary School. Erin started her work in the district as an educational assistant and was the testing coordinator at McNary Heights, organizing testing for the 650 students. Erin is very committed to her new job in the office -- she has caught on fast and is focused on doing the job right. She is not afraid to ask questions, solve problems and go the extra mile to ensure the office is running as efficiently as possible!