Squalicum teacher Riley Liddle, Squalicum student Maya Haggen, Sehome teacher Kevin Criez and Bellingham High teacher Paul Clement put together the final phase of masks.

Teachers and students use 3D printers to meet PPE shortage

The emails and calls started coming in just days after schools were officially closed due to COVID-19. Students wanted to use their school’s 3D printers to make masks for essential employees who may face a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). “There was more and more interest,” says Riley Liddle, Career and Technical Education (CTE)…

Birchwood Elementary School third grade teacher Valerie Califf

National board certified teachers 2019, empowered and elevated

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is an independent and nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the quality of teaching and learning. Five staff members in Bellingham Public Schools earned national board certification in December 2019 following an intensive process of teaching and learning professional development. These teachers bring the total number of NBCT staff in the…

Bree Ammerman, fleet manager; Derek Hahn, Sehome TSE instructor; Stu Soderquist, Bellingham High TSE instructor; Dr. Greg Baker and Alex Hansen, WTSEA president

Dr. Greg Baker receives Traffic Safety Education award

Superintendent Dr. Greg Baker accepted the annual Distinguished Service Award from the Washington Traffic Safety Education Association (WTSEA) on Oct. 12. This award honors a non-teacher—for example, an administrator, legislator or program director—whose work supports traffic safety education (TSE) in our state.  “We believe that The Bellingham Promise is a vision that is truly remarkable,” Alex Hansen, WTSEA president said in a statement, “and…