Vancouver Public Schools is pleased to welcome these new educators!
The team spent spent countless hours assisting their colleagues from across the district.
Welcome to our newest certificated employees!
The class is a pre-AP Spanish seminar taught entirely in Spanish, a language these students have been studying for years.
A Skyview alum overcomes her past through optimism and compassion. Plus, learn about Positive Alternative to School Suspension Coordinator Eric Silvey.
Meet William Clark, a young leader from Discovery Middle School. Plus, learn about Carrie Newton, one of his favorite teachers.
The Youth Opportunity Pass isn’t meant to replace the school district’s buses, but rather expands transportation options for families.
Fort Vancouver High School alum Katie Brown, the 2014 Washington Teacher of the Year, took time to answer a few questions about her path to working in education. Plus, learn about Julie Pagel, the Fort teacher who inspired Brown.
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.
Washington State University Vancouver student Adriana Benitez stood in front of teacher Katherine Howard’s fifth-grade class at King Elementary. “How many of you are excited to go to college?” she asked.
Meet Hudson’s Bay High School Associate Principal/Athletic Director Andy Meyer.
Meet Family-Community Resource Center Coordinator Angel Banta.
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.
Meet Instructional Technology Facilitator and former classroom teacher Jim Jeffers.
Meet Nurse Valerie Hunt.
Meet McLoughlin Middle School District Resource Officer Jonathan Lawrence.
Meet Family-Community Engagement Coordinator Diana Avalos-Leos.
Columbia River High School English and AVID teacher Years with VPS: 28.5 Most memorable career experiences: Seeing my 21 Advancement Via Individual Determination students graduate in June 2015. They were the first AVID class at River. I started with them as freshmen. By [...]
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 [...]
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.