Longtime Tacoma educator Willie Stewart has won the Stan McNaughton Outreach Award from the Washington State School Retirees Association.
Stewart, a native of Texas, came to the Northwest after being stationed at Fort Lewis. He taught math and science in Tacoma schools and was an assistant principal and principal at Lincoln High School. He later worked as assistant superintendent for personnel in Tacoma, and after retiring from Tacoma Public Schools, served on the Tacoma School Board.
He’s still active in school issues. Most recently, he co-chaired the successful Tacoma school bond campaign in February.