Oct 2016

Graduate success story: Forward momentum

October 31st, 2016|Categories: #TeamVPS, Athletics and activities, Graduate success, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: |

Three-time Olympian Kara Winger (formerly Patterson) has spent half of her lifetime throwing the javelin, from her days at Skyview High School to her recent Olympic showing in Rio de Janeiro, where she narrowly missed qualifying for the final round.

Oct 2015

#TeamVPS: Don Rogers

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS, Project: iTech|Tags: |

Vancouver iTech Preparatory math teacher Years with VPS: 8  Most memorable career experience: Starting out in Vancouver at then–Lewis and Clark [High School]. First time with alternative education and the realities that some of our students had to bear was an eyeopener.(Editor’s note: Lewis and [...]

Jun 2015

#TeamVPS: Steve Lorenz

June 17th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Hudson’s Bay High School teacher  Years with VPS: 28  Most memorable career experiences: Winning the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national competition in 2015, being selected the VPS High School Teacher of the Year in the [...]

Jun 2015

#TeamVPS: Charlene Shea

June 16th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Gaiser Middle School seventh-grade life science and math teacher. Years with VPS: 13. Most memorable career experiences: Turning a bioswale and blackberry patch into Gaiser Pond, our living lab.

Jun 2015

#TeamVPS: David Finnie

June 12th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Fort Vancouver High School Culinary Arts teacher Years with VPS: 17 Most memorable career experience: While VPS was building the Jim Parsley Education, Family and Community Center, I had the opportunity to work with George [...]

Jun 2015

#TeamVPS: Wen-Shun Chen

June 11th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Franklin Elementary second-grade teacher Years with VPS: 2 Most memorable career experience: Useful and appropriate Mandarin materials are hard to find. Last year, I decided to create a Chinese Pinyin dictionary with high-frequency words. On [...]

Jun 2015

#TeamVPS: Lee Gunter

June 11th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Minnehaha Elementary School counselor Years with VPS: 13 Most memorable career experience: A couple of years ago, a former student came back to visit. He was going to graduate and wanted to make sure that [...]

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