Kendra Yamamoto, the 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year, discusses teaching, early learning and mentoring new educators.
VPS teacher Kendra Yamamoto is the Regional Teacher of the Year!
Teacher Kendra Yamamoto guided Saul’s hands across a table coated with shaving cream. “Mira, mira,” she said in Spanish. With her palm atop the boy’s fist, she maneuvered his index finger through a lathery curl.
Vancouver Public Schools recently was announced as the recipient of one of just seven $2,000 mini-grants awarded nationwide.
On Dec. 8, families gathered at Washington Elementary School for dinner, storytelling, literacy activities and crafts designed around the themes in The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal–winning children’s book. Dubbed “the snow party,” the event attracted [...]
Original source: American School Board Journal, March 2014 VPS' Kindergarten Jump Start program received a 2014 first-place Magna Award, which recognizes best practices in school district leadership. Read more in American School Board Journal.
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Early Learning Karrie Yank, principal of Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, introduced ReNai Joy and Corinne Vaughn, kindergarten teachers at Roosevelt, to speak about Kindergarten Jump Start. This program, offered last summer [...]
Peter S. Ogden, Harney, Washington, King and Roosevelt elementary schools and Fruit Valley Community Learning Center offer state-funded full-day kindergarten.