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2022 Dedicated Teacher of the Year – Andy Mielke, PHS Music & Drama Teacher

At the April 27, 2022, Regular Board Meeting, Andy Mielke, Pullman High School Music, and Drama Teacher, was presented with the 2022 Dedicated Teacher Award by our Board of Directors.

Each year, the board selects one certificated employee to receive this recognition. Andy was recommended for this recognition by Juston Pollestad who was so inspired by Andy’s commitment to the Pullman School District, how he so humbly serves PHS students, and how he quietly works to help students find success and enjoy their experience as a Pullman High School Greyhound.


Andy has served the Pullman School District for almost 17 years. Juston Pollestad, PHS Principal, shared that “over the years, Mr. Mielke has demonstrated an ethic of continuous improvement. This focus on improvement has been exemplified by his work for his students in the classroom and in after-school activities, where Andy is both the Drama club and Band director for Pullman High School. PHS is often looking for new classes to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. During his time at PHS, Andy has helped to create Guitar, as well as Drama classes. These classes have been a huge success! Andy has also worked hard with band and drama to create well-respected performances and build unity within our community.”

“From all of us here at Pullman School District, we extend our congratulations to Andy! On behalf of our Board of Directors and Superintendent Maxwell, we are so lucky to have Andy as part of our team!” Pullman School District said.