Alki Elementary’s Tim Hannah: Longtime salmon teacher migrating into retirement

Thanks to Fauntleroy Creek steward Judy Pickens for the top photo and report (and headline!):

Today’s salmon release in Fauntleroy Park was the last for retiring fifth-grade teacher Tim Hannah. He’s spent most of his 28-year career at Alki Elementary and initiated the Salmon in the Schools rearing project there in 1992.

(Photo courtesy Karisa MacLachlan)
Alki’s release was No. 13 for Fauntleroy Watershed Council volunteers, with six more to go. By the end of the month, an estimated 750 students will have enriched the creek with about 2,200 coho fry.

After that, the next seasonal touchpoint for Fauntleroy Creek and its salmon happens this fall, when volunteers watch for spawners.

7 Replies to "Alki Elementary's Tim Hannah: Longtime salmon teacher migrating into retirement"

  • Dennis Hinton May 18, 2017 (8:11 pm)

    Thank you, Tim.

  • sbre May 19, 2017 (4:58 am)

     Mr. Hannah…”Mr. H”,

    It’s been a pleasure to have gotten to know you over theses past few years, thank you for your periodical help with my crossword puzzles.

    You will be missed by many!!!


    AL (school bus driver) 

  • justme May 19, 2017 (6:52 am)

    Happy Migrating!

  • Diane Fields May 19, 2017 (9:13 am)

    Happy retirement Mr. Hannah.  Much joy in your retirement.  Diane and Cassie Fields

  • Karen May 19, 2017 (6:44 pm)

    Mr Hannah, congrats on retirement, you truly deserve it.  We appreciate all that you have given to your students over the years and am glad that we had the opportunity to go through Alki Elementary with you.  You are amazing and a strong mentor to so many .  Best of luck, and all our loveđŸ˜‰..

    Karen, Zachary, Dagney & Audrey Lansdowne

  • The Leggetts May 21, 2017 (5:20 am)

    Congratulations on your retirement Mr. Hannah!! You definitely deserve it. Thank you for everything you have done for my children and all the kids at Alki. Good luck and relax!!!!

    Sarah, Justin, Lauren and Payton Leggett :)

  • GAnative May 22, 2017 (10:54 am)


    Cheryl, Jeff, Aiken and Bella Brown 

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