Oct 2017

Hough principal and Washington volunteers honored

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSamazing, VPSsuccess|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Steve Vance, principal at Hough Elementary School, and Mick and Marlee Hawthorne, volunteers at Washington Elementary, who were honored with Real Heroes awards. The awards, given by the Land Here, Live Here, [...]

Feb 2016

Education employees and volunteers are recognized as real heroes

February 29th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Partnerships, Project: Fir Grove, VPSsuccess|Tags: , , |

Educators and volunteers are being recognized from throughout the county by the local non-profit group Identity Clark County (ICC). The Real Heroes program honors exemplary educators as part of its Land Here, Live Here, Learn Here [...]

Jan 2015

#VPSsuccess: Michelle Bryne, Thomas Jefferson Middle School

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Michelle Bryne began her teaching career at Thomas Jefferson Middle School when it opened 11 years ago. The 7th-grade Honors English and AVID elective teacher is known for her high expectations and rigor. Students also [...]

Nov 2014

#VPSsuccess: Zach Tautfest and Emily Corak, Skyview High School

November 18th, 2014|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), VPSsuccess|Tags: |

How do you measure success? Co-teachers Zach Tautfest and Emily Corak combine their teaching talents for geometry (Zach) and English Language Learners (Emily). This is the first year of the successful program that solves vocabulary [...]

Nov 2014

#VPSsuccess: Emilee Wong, Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Emilee Wong is a second year teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary. She is all about instilling Growth Mindset in her fifth-graders and regularly uses AVID's Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading strategies in her classroom. [...]

Nov 2014

#VPSsuccess: Cyndy Hagin, Vancouver iTech Preparatory

November 13th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Cyndy Hagin is an outstanding teacher with 19 years of experience. She is iTech Preparatory's Robotics teacher and challenges our middle and high school students to use their math and physics to learn about robots [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Mr. Kirsten Copeland, Marshall Elementary School

September 30th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Mr. Kirsten Copeland was a stand out when he started at Walnut Grove Elementary School in the fall of 2013, and he continues to be a stand out at Marshall Elementary this year. Kirsten has [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Wende Cayton and Kim Stringfellow, Walnut Grove Elementary School

September 26th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Walnut Grove, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Walnut Grove Elementary teachers Wende Cayton and Kim Stringfellow are two very collaborative teachers. These team teachers use technology to support learning across both classrooms. Wende and Kim also collaborate with their fellow second-grade teachers [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Cathy Kreger and Perth, Chinook Elementary School

September 15th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Perth, a yellow lab, is a popular member of Chinook Elementary School. “Perth is the perfect bridge with students and parents,” said Cathy Kreger, school counselor. “She has a great personality and she’s wonderful with [...]

Sep 2014

# VPSsuccess: Mary Selby, 3rd-grade teacher, Eisenhower Elementary School

September 12th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Knowing all the answers isn’t the priority in Mary Selby’s busy third-grade classroom at Eisenhower Elementary School. In a recent science activity Mary asked her 25 students to examine part of an animal skeleton and [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Alison Tangvald, first-grade teacher, Felida Elementary School

September 10th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Alison Tangvald is new to Felida Elementary School this year. Her experience as an elementary teacher in another district has made her a perfect fit for teaching first grade at Felida. She maintains a nurturing [...]

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