Hulford and her $500 check

Fairhaven Middle School teacher Breann Hulford was named the WSECU Teacher of the Week on Sept. 9 at the Seattle Mariners baseball game.

“I was super surprised and still in shock about it,” Hulford said. “It’s definitely one of the coolest things that’s happened to me as a teacher, and I am incredibly humbled by it.”

Hulford was nominated by a student who said, “Mrs. Hulford makes every day fun and a great learning experience. She is so well respected and loved.” The nomination goes on to say, “Not all teachers can make math fun, but she does. She’s so creative in the way she teaches her lessons as well as having them be very informative.”

The award sponsored by WSECU, 710 AM ESPN Seattle and MyNorthwest gives the recipient a $500 classroom grant. Hulford said she is going to use this grant to purchase new white boards and a nice set of classroom scissors.

Hulford said the most meaningful part of the whole experience was the nomination written by the student.

“Her words were a reminder to push myself to make connections with every student each day,” Hulford said. “It’s also very humbling because I make a lot of mistakes as a teacher and it’s a reminder to continue to grow and improve my practice. I am so grateful to work and learn from amazing educators.”



  1. Mrs. Hulford is the best math teacher i have ever had! This year she has been very helpful and nice to everyone. I wish she could teach all my classes. Her class goes by like it is ten minutes though it really is one hour. Thank you for being an amazing teacher!

  2. Mrs. Hulford has been one of the best teachers I have ever had, if not the best. She has a unique gift of making sure all of her students learn the material, while making it really fun in the process.Thank you so much for helping to make my sixth grade year at Fairhaven one of the best years ever!

  3. Mrs. Hulford is the best math teacher that i’ve ever had; she is always there to help with any difficulties that I may be having, and she maintains a super productive learning environment for all of us kids, while making it all super fun! She is a truly magical teacher!

  4. Mrs. Hulford is by far the best math teacher I have ever had! She is very attentive towards her students, and finds ways to make math fun and still teaching us the things we need to know! Not only does she do math with her students she also does things for and with her students. I remember one time she met at the movies wit her students. We went to see Hidden Figures. It was super fun to bond with my class! My favorite memory is when we had the carnival with our math related Carnival games!

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