Great news for ten teachers in Longview Public Schools – they are now Nationally Board Certified. Five teachers from Olympic Elementary School including Jennifer Sharer, Carmen Hewitt, Angela Richards, Angela Guinn and Shawna Wilson all recently earned Board Certification. Additionally, from Mark Morris High School Diondra Beck and Lauren Princehouse earned certification along with Jamie Axon of Mt. Solo Middle School, Kristen Peterson from Monticello Middles School and Stacey Niemi from Columbia Valley Gardens.
According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.
Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.
Olympic Principal Mike Mendenhall said, […]
How long have you been teaching? I have taught for 17 years, in Vancouver and Oregon school.
What are your hobbies? I like to read, spend time with my family and dog.
What are you looking forward for this school year? I look forward to getting to know more about the community and my students families.
Hello Olympic Friends,
Now that harvest season has come and gone, our team of staff, volunteer, and student farmers are shifting gears to put the school gardens “to bed” for the long winters rest. We are planning to spend some time helping the Olympic garden this week.
Here is our tentative schedule:
Tuesday 12/4 ~ 9:30- 12:00 and 1:30-4:00
Wednesday 12/5 ~ 9:30- 12:00 and 1:30-4:00
If you like to get your hands (or gloves) dirty and relish some outdoor work with a great team of friends, we’d love to have you join our crew! We will pull out old plants, add layers of compost and leaves to the soil, and reinforce our paths with wood chips. Come for half an hour, a couple of hours, or whatever works for your schedule. Or just stop by to say hi and see what we are up to.
Volunteers– If you are planning to join us, please RSVP via email, text, or phone to Julia (907-388-5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Volunteers will still need to have their Longview School District volunteering clearance (CHAMPS) approval to participate in these work parties.
Thank you, Julia
—Julia Brice – Garden Coordinator
Lower Columbia School Gardens
PO Box 785 // Longview, Wash. 98632
Mrs. Vanderploeg came from Kansas and decided to join our Olympic team.
How long have you been teaching? First year teaching on her own.
What are your hobbies? She like to run, and watch shows.
What are you looking forward for this school year? Looking forward to accomplishing her first year of teaching on her own.