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Jen Mallett in Italy.

Sunnyland Educator Finds Inspiration During Travels to Italy

During the summer, Sunnyland preschool teacher, Jen Mallett traveled to Italy. Mallett recently graduated from Western Washington University and gained preliminary training in the Reggio Emilia philosophy of teaching. This philosophy is focused on early learning and was developed by Loris Malaguzzi, an Italian educator. “I have been both drawn to and inspired by this philosophy…

Options students accepts a scholarship.

Bellingham Students Receive Dollars for Scholars Scholarships

The Whatcom Community Foundation (WCF) awarded 78 scholarships to Bellingham Public School (BPS) students on May 12 at the Dollars for Scholars ceremony hosted at Bellingham High. Across Whatcom County 146 students were awarded $160,000 in scholarships. In addition, $15,000 in renewable scholarships were also awarded to recipients from previous years. In 2015, the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation…