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October Staff Star: Leslie Andrews, Head Start preschool teacher, Dickinson Elementary
Dickinson Head Start teacher Leslie Andrews loves working with students and their families, giving students the best chance for early success.
September Staff Star: Tim Patterson, principal, Inglewood Middle School
Tim Patterson, the principal at Inglewood Middle School (IMS), formerly Inglewood Junior High, has led the efforts at his school to make sure that this transition is as smooth as possible for students.
November Staff Star: John Turnbull, teacher, Thoreau Elementary
John Turnbull, a fifth grade teacher at Thoreau Elementary is described as “a champion of the digital age” as he tries to integrate technology into his classroom.
December Staff Star: Sarah Brown-Donnell, teacher, Kamiakin Middle School
Kamiakin Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Sarah Brown-Donnell ignites a spark in her students by teaching them skills for everyday life while at the same time applying what they have learned in other core academic areas like math, science, reading, writing and problem-solving.
January Staff Star: Julie Hembree, Library Media Specialist, Bell Elementary
You'd never know it now, but a few years ago, Bell Elementary Library Media Specialist Julie Hembree wasn't a huge fan of technology. She didn’t do much on the computer and technology training in another school district was so frustrating for her, she was almost in tears trying to finish her assignments. Now, Julie is a front-runner in the use of technology in her library.
February Staff Stars: All National Board Certified Teachers
Congratulations to the 25 new teachers, and to the 205 district teachers, who have achieved National Board Certification.
March Staff Star: Pam Larson, Music Specialist, John Muir Elementary
Pam Larson, music specialist at John Muir Elementary believes that all students can participate in music with very few language barriers.
April Staff Star: Niki Cassaro, Teacher, Juanita High School Cambridge Program
Niki Cassaro, the math teacher for Juanita High School's Cambridge Program, is a leader both in the classroom and as an advisor for the Juanita High School chapter of the National Honor Society.
May Staff Star: Healy Landis, Office Manager, Emerson K-12
Healy Landis, office Manager of Emerson K-12 (formerly Family Learning Center), has been a consistent resource at her school, even with many changes over the past nine years.
June Staff Star: Lee Ann Jackson, Teacher, Rosa Parks Elementary
Lee Ann Jackson, a National Board Certified fifth grade teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary, has been credited as the reason why over 97% of fifth grade students at Rosa Parks Elementary are able to meet standard in science each year.
July Staff Star: Kathy Kier, Project Manager, Resource Center
There is no typical day at work for technology project manager Kathy Kier. Her work keeps her busy – working with schools and departments to install new software or to implement new initiatives. Through it all, Kathy’s vision is clear: students and learning first.
August Staff Star: Amy Myhre, Teacher, Kirkland Middle School
Amy Myhre, a math teacher at Kirkland Middle School (KiMS) has an infectious love of mathematics, and it has been her dream to teach mathematics since she was four years old.
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!
With the support of consulting teachers in the New Teacher Support Program (NTSP), 80 new teachers have joined LWSD this year, including Franklin Elementary Kindergarten teacher Emily Morgan.
Signature Programs combine academic rigor, real world in STEM
This fall, several schools launched Signature Programs to engage students in problem-based learning and industry-based projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).