Alumni News & Notes

Fall 2005-2006

In Memoriam

Thelma Seaver Hill,

Everett; died at the age of 94 on September 7, 2006. She graduated from the Bellingham Normal School at taught at the two-room, eight-grade school that she had previously attended in Swans Trail.

Winter 2004-2005

David Oreiro

(M.Ed. '95) vice president of Northwest Indian College's Center for Tribal Prosperity, was named one of 10 fellows in a leadership training program offered by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

Jeri Bonkoski

(B.A. Human Services '01) graduated cum laude from Seattle University in 2004 with a J.D. and is currently employed as a Public Defender in Skagit County.

John Harrison

Following a year and a half search, by unanimous approval, will head the 1,400 student Mercer Island High School in King County. School leaders described their choice as a leader who can pull all corners of the school community together. Harrison is currently principal at Reynolds Secondary School, which serves about 1,000 students from the Greater Victoria, B.C. neighborhoods. Harrison earned his master's degree in secondary administration from WWU in 1992.

Krista Lucas

(B.A.E. '99) received National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Reading/Literacy and has accepted admission to a Ph.D. program at Boston College for Fall 2005.

Linda Santini

(M.Ed. '90) , authored "Solving the Mystery of ADHD Naturally," published by Acorn Publishing in October 2004.

Patricia Grenquist

has been named principal for Greywolf Elementary School in Sequim. She received her principal certification from Woodring last year and was the first recipient of the John and Marilyn Warner Graduate Fellowship. Grenquist was selected from a pool of 26 applicants. She is past president of the Washington Education Association's Olympic Council and the North Kitsap Education Association.

Phyllis Textor

(M.Ed. '94) is returning to Sehome High School as principal. , She was a student teacher there in 1978.

Steve Clarke

Bellingham High School Principal, is the 2005 Washington State High School Principal of the Year, a distinction announced by the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals, the high school component board of the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). Clarke will now serve as the state's nominee for the National High School Principal of the Year program. He received his bachelor's degree in education from Western Washington University in 1985 and his master's in 1991.

Steve King

will be principal of Mount Baker High School next year, after two years as assistant principal. King joined the Mount Baker district as a junior high school physical education teacher in 1997. He received his principal certification from Woodring.

Fall 2004-2005

Adaline Muzzy

('25) celebrated her 100th birthday on May 17, 2004. , Miss Muzzy, as she is known by her close friends and former students, taught for 46 years in the Puget Sound area.

Anna Robinson

unit director for the Lummi Island Boys and Girls Club, created the Run on the Rock Race held on September 18th. , The successful run had more than 100 participants.

Brian Aukland

was hired as Principal of North Omak Elementary School in May.

Bryan Mossburg

outstanding 2004 graduate in engineering technology (with teacher certification) was profiled by the Bellingham Herald in July. , He is now teaching technology at Snohomish High School.

Chad Dunn

('03) was interviewed in the July "Island Sounder" regarding his new teaching position as the Horizon Middle School PE coach.

Chuck Werley

was recently named the city of Raymond's Citizen of the Week for his continued dedication to education and the D.A.R.E program that continued after his retirement from teaching 6th grade at Willapa Valley in 1997.

Dick McNeely

was showcased by the Bellingham Herald in September, for his photo exhibit "Nature's Window."

Dwight Lundstrom

moved from assistant principal to principal at Oak Harbor High School this fall.

Ed Liedtke

retired in June as Harbor High School Principal after over 30 years of service to the Aberdeen School District.

Eric Paige

became the principal at Larrabee Elementary in Bellingham this fall. ,

Heather Teague

recently accepted a position as a Spanish teacher and ESL instructor in the Manson School District.

Heidi Rothgeb

was named the new principal of Central Elementary School in Snohomish in May.

Jamie O'Breen

was profiled in the June "Westside Record Journal" for her first year of teaching at Ferndale's Eagleridge Elementary School.

Jeff Baglio

was named the new principal of Lynden High School in July.

Jeff Clark

('03) is the new principal at Taholah School.