May 29, 2000
The award is given annually to a high school teacher nominated by a member of the Whitman senior class. Curtis was nominated by Matt Carter, a 1996 alumnus of Inglemoor High School.
In his nominating letter, Carter, the son of Don and Gail Carter of Bothell, praised Curtis for his exceptional qualities as a teacher, crediting his high school teacher with teaching him how to write, changing the way he thinks, and preparing him for rigorous college course work.
Curtis, who earned his bachelor's degree in education from Western Washington State University and his master's from Seattle University, has been a teacher at IHS since 1972.