“A class for someone like me”: Sehome computer science teacher awarded national inclusion fellowship

With technology even more embedded in every aspect of our lives, it’s crucial that the people and companies that create the tools of tomorrow reflect the diversity and complexity of our communities. This drive led Sehome High School’s Jenny Styer, CTE teacher, on a journey of professional development to develop both her skills as a…

Happy Valley principal Nick Hayes welcomes members of the Lummi Nation.

Relationships with local Native peoples and Tribes are key in place-based approach to social studies

In 2015 the legislature passed a law mandating the teaching of social studies curriculum that accurately conveys the history, challenges and Native perspectives on tribal sovereignty and Native culture. The resulting Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum was created through a partnership between the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and tribal nations…

Alisson Bonner, counselor at Columbia Elementary School, is recognized with the Physical Activity Leadership Award from SHAPE America organization

Wellness and activity champion Alisson Bonner earns state recognition

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) has selected Columbia Elementary School counselor Alisson Bonner as the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) of the Year for 2020 in Washington state. According to the SHAPE announcement, “the PAL award recognizes an individual who exemplifies leadership within the PAL Learning System, embodies the Let’s Move! Active Schools spirit, and…

School board directors visited Alderwood Elementary School in December 2019.

School board directors discuss unprecedented spring 2020

In the June 2020 edition of InsideSchools, our community newsletter, school board directors Doug Benjamin and Jenn Mason discuss the unprecedented spring of the pandemic closure and widespread protests against systemic racism.  Photo above: (left to right) Alderwood Principal Micah Smith, Superintendent Greg Baker, Alderwood Assistant Principal Minh Nguyen with School Board Directors Doug Benjamin…