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Children's friend Fern recognized with award


Pictured with Fern from left, Harlan Warner, chairman of ESD Board, kindergarten teacher Jan Erickson and GCDSD Superintendent Paul Turner. -submitted photo

"We're very lucky to have her," Lake Roosevelt kindergarten teacher Jan Erickson said about Fern Blaylock, who volunteers daily with the kindergarten classes and recently received an award from the North Central Educational Service District.

Blaylock does activities with three kinder garten classes, ranging from art activities to reading and writing activities, math, and more. Several years ago, she decided to start riding the school bus at a time when some kids needed instruction in how to behave on it.

Blaylock doesn't ride the bus now, but Erickson said that Blaylock is like a grandmothe...

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