Sno-Isle Libraries names poster winners
Sno-Isle Libraries recently announced the winners of its annual Teen Read Month poster contest. This year’s theme was “With Books, Dreams Come True.” Winners were Haley Amenn and Bronwen LaPorte, both patrons of the Monroe Library, Chana Kim for the Mill Creek Library, and Mia Stratman for the Sultan Library.
See the winning entries at www.sno-isle.org/teens/art-contest-winners.
National Board certified teachers
For the second year in a row, Washington has more new National Board certified teachers than any other state, with 946 new teachers passing the evaluation process.
To earn the certification, teachers must submit a complex portfolio and participate in content and teaching assessments. The portfolio is judged by a national panel of teachers. Washington encourages teachers to seek the certification with cash loans during the process and bonuses afterward.
Teachers in Snohomish County school districts who earned National Board Certification in 2014:
Arlington: Jacqueline K Arnold, Chad Palmiter, Emily Beth Palmiter, Leigh Anne Rohloff
Edmonds: Tory Nicole Ungari Amos, Rebecca Anne Biddick, Jayme Darden, Abigail Lynn Espegard, Patricia A Gloth, Robin Larson, Melissa Anne Petersen, Cristina Ripley, Donna L Schou, Renee Switzer, Jill Marie Van Berkom, Angela Zumbo
Everett: Terry Lavalle Coleman, Karianne Melinda Eggink, Hillary Karyle Felix, Daniel L Hansen, Kelly Leroy, Steven Perry, Kristie Yuk Pung Rickert, Cerra Victoria Sand, Addie Leigh Smith, Gail Walters, Susan Beth Wilson
Lake Stevens: Heather Lynn Beg, Alicen Burke, Jodene Lyn Cain, Sabrina Cook, Michelle Dittbrenner, Kathleen F Hart, Erik Brian Mahler, Kathryn Touch
Lakewood: Risa Stein Livingston, Tina Anne Patrick, Kristine Sorensen, Julie Carol Strittmatter, Elizabeth (Liza) Yarnell
Marysville: Christina Mary Allen, Manya L Mcfarlane, Elizabeth Patricia Riley, Robert Edward Stoddard
Monroe: Tammy Amador, Nona Goodwin, Scott David Holland, Alia Lavin, Michelle Simeoni, Rinku Gurpreet Singh, Nicholas Gordon Wolfe
Mukilteo: Elizabeth Colleen Bergevin, Abby Cohn, Patricia Erinn Hubbard, Christina Youn Ko, Laurel A Nyquist, Edriana Christine Park, Karin Schoenhals, Ambyr Lee Thomas, Rebecca Lynn Tinius
Stanwood-Camano: Bryan Lewis Olsen
Sultan: Amy Lynn Mudrovich
Find all local National Board Certified teachers online at www.nbpts.org/nbct-search.
Snohomish grad to study in Ireland
Randee Zerger was awarded a $950 Aaron Iverson Scholarship from the Office of International Programs at Washington State University to attend an education abroad program at the University College Dublin in the spring.
Zerger graduated from Snohomish High School in 2013. She plans to graduate from WSU in May 2017 with a degree in agricultural education.
Two Granite Falls musicians play at PLU
Two Granite Falls High School students have been selected to participate in the Northwest High School Honor Band, Jan. 9-10 at Pacific Lutheran University. The ensemble includes students from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Claudio Ventura plays the bassoon and Kailin Pierce plays the flute.
Foundation gives projects a boost
The Mukilteo Schools Foundation has awarded 57 grants totaling $25,613 to help Mukilteo educators fund classroom projects that are intended to improve student achievement. The grants, which are for up to $500, are funded by corporate and individual donations.
Teachers in 16 schools received grants this year. Examples of projects include school garden supplies, solar car kits, guitars, pedometers, a ukelele-building curriculum, books, field trips and more.
To submit items for School Winners, email email@example.com.