During the Rotary Club of Kirkland's Monday, May 15 regular in-person meeting, its Outstanding Educator Award for 2023 was presented to Lake Washington High School's Carl J. "C.J." Green.  Mr. Green teaches career and technical education courses, in particular marketing and business classes, at LWHS and is the school's Black Student Union Advisor.  Mr. Green is a strong advocate for, and coach of, the school's DECA chapters of over 300 student members, supervises the students in the operation of a comprehensive student store, and leads students to a variety of regional and international competitions at DECA conferences.  Mr. Green co-leads the Racial Equity Team at LWHS, and also is an assistant coach for the Kangaroos' football team.
In addition to his leadership in these areas, Principal Christine Bell notes what stands out about Mr. Green is his thoughtful and reflective nature.  He listens carefully, particularly to students, and is a leader on the LWHS staff.  She says you'll often find him supervising concessions so that his clubs can earn funds for trips, teaching students how to manage the student store, and teaching students how to plan for and run their own businesses.  The Rotary Club of Kirkland is proud to honor Mr. Green with the Outstanding Educator Award for 2023.