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Dean’s Desk  
November 15, 2021
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Shine Like the Stars
Stargazing is one of my favorite pastimes and is usually a very comforting experience. Until I re-read Philippians 2 recently, I hadn't made the direct correlations to being a shining star in the lives of others to living my life without grumbling, complaining, and arguing. As a citizen of a very privileged society, I usually think nothing of expressing how I feel about my drink not being hot enough or the air-conditioning not being cool enough. But scripture explains that if I want to be a shining light for others I need to live my life in a positive, uplifting way. This Thanksgiving holiday week let's consider how to shine, in gratitude, for what we have without complaining. I now have a new holiday goal! ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing...then you will shine like the stars in the sky."  ~ Philippians 2:14-16.

Calendar of Events
15 Freshman Registration opens for Winter Quarter
18 PEAB (Professional Educators Advisory Board) 12-3:00 pm, Virtual
21-28 Thanksgiving Break, No Classes
1-2 NAD Endorsement Committee, Dean away
2 University Assembly, 5-6:30 pm
3 SEP Christmas Party, Smith Hall
3 Student Teaching ’20-21 Applications Due to Placement Officer, Emily Appel
5-10 NAD Education Meetings, Dean away
11 Retirement Open House for Dr. Archer, SMH, 5-7 pm
13-15 Final Exams
15 WWU Employee Christmas Party
20 Fall Course Grades Due, 9am
16-Jan. 2 Christmas Break
Education and Psychology News
Smith Hall Leaves
With this beautiful time of year when tree colors come in the transition from summer to winter, we have much to be thankful for - large leaf tractors to gather our leaves, bright colors of yellow and red, hot drinks to warm our insides, fellow students and colleagues to warm our hearts.
Music Education Student Leads Orchestra
Brandon Rittenour, Senior Music Ed. Major, conducted the Walla Walla Valley Academy Orchestra in wonderful orchestral sounds in conjunction with his role as student teacher. Very proud of our education and psychology students and their interactions in our community.
Departmental Clubs Focus
Psychology Club
Last week, Psychology club members were treated to $5 off at The Atlas!
To keep up with events, follow Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents).  
Education Club Friendsgiving
Education Club’s Breakfast for Dinner Friendsgiving last Friday, November 12th, was a great success. More than 25 students shared waffles, scrambled tofu, fruit, and more prepared by our education club leaders and SEP faculty and staff. Thanks to all to made it a special night!

Follow the Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub).
Faculty and Staff News
Retirement Open House for Dr. Archer
After more than 30 years of service to Walla Walla University as psychology and education professor in the School of Education and Psychology, Dr. Austin Archer will be retiring in December. We invite you to honor him by attending a come and go reception in Smith Hall Saturday evening, December 11 between 5:00-7:00 pm. Come bid farewell to our beloved professor and colleague. Light, COVID friendly refreshments will be provided.
Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Here at the School and Education and Psychology, we are fortunate to have Dr. Archer as a part of our team of outstanding faculty. Each year a WWU faculty who has demonstrated scholarly insights and academic contributions to their fields is chosen to present the Distinguished Faculty Lecture. As recognition of his achievements, Dr. Archer delivered the Distinguished Faculty Lecture this past Sunday at the University Church. Join us in congratulating Dr. Archer.

Watch Dr. Archer’s Lecture Here
Curriculum Library

STEAM Design Challenges, Grades 6-8. by Michelle Powers, Teri Barenborg, Tari Sexton, and Lauren Monroe. 2018.  IM/MS 372.35 P874

The authors have assembled 18 STEAM lesson plans, using the 5E Model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.  A guide along the top of the lessons notes which elements of STEAM are used. Teacher information includes which learning standards the challenges address. Literacy connections and communication are an integral part of the group process. An appendix includes reproducibles for specific lessons and general group planning.

Please note the Curriculum Library will close one hour early this Friday.

Discovery Preschool
“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16 NIV
Preschoolers learn about the letters "G" - how it sounds, words that begin with it, and how to make a capital and lower case.
Job Postings & More Information 

Academy Teaching Position Canada 
Cariboo Adventist Academy is looking for a high school science teacher who can start as soon as possible. The candidate needs to be a Canadian citizen.
This could be a temporary teacher on a short-term assignment or a permanent teacher who wants a long-term position.  If it is a temporary teacher, they should be capable of teaching Chemistry or Physics at a grade 12 level. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Vice-Principal Adam Pardy at 

Teaching Position Available 
Duluth Adventist Christian School (DACS) is currently seeking a Middle school teacher in 5th-8th grade. We are looking for an energetic, mission-minded, Christ-centered individual, who is preferably strong in Math and Science. DACS is a multicultural school located in the beautiful city of Duluth. The location of the school is a great place to work and live. The school anticipates continued growth in the next several years. Our goal is to be spiritually and academically strong.  If you are seeking to join an exciting, engaging Christian family atmosphere of teachers, students, parents, and church, please apply to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference with reference to Duluth Adventist Christian School. Resumes will be accepted until Dec. 14, 2021. Contact Sabrina Patton at for more information.

Children's Home Society
Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) currently has part-time and full-time positions open for different programs, particularly for Spanish speaking applicants! Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is a home visiting program that uses an evidence-based curriculum to support parents through their parenting journey. We do activities with parents and children, provide child development information, and discuss the successes and challenges of being a parent. My team is looking for someone part-time and we figured Education and Psychology students might be interested. Check out our HR department: or contact Jennyffer Landaverde at and Office: 509.592.2130.

Teacher's Aide Opening at RAS
Rogers Adventist School (RAS) has several openings for the position of teacher’s aide. This position will provide WWU students with experience in the day-to-day operation of a classroom. Students will gain experience in the organizational and management skills necessary for the efficient operation of the class. Applicants should have a high school diploma (or an equivalent) and be a University student with a major in education or related subjects. The applicant should be available to work an average of 8 hours a week from 09/27/2021 to 06/03/2022. The hourly pay is minimum wage and there will be a yearly evaluation during spring quarter. MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY to apply. If you’re interested and have any questions about this position you can contact Nancy Barnett at or 509-529-1850, also see Heidi Lindstrom for a letter of eligibility. 

Office Aide Opening at Davis Elementary
Davis Elementary School is looking for an Office/Teacher's Aide who will aid office staff by making copies, organizing bulletin boards, answering phones, greeting parents and visitors, aiding teachers in the classroom, tutoring, correcting papers, organizing classrooms, and watching students on the playground. MUST BE A WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENT TO APPLY. Please see Heidi Lindstrom for a letter of eligibility. Students will also need to complete the districts application. College Work Study Student 2021-2022 DAVIS Grades K-5.

Teacher's Aide Opening at Davis Elementary
Davis School has positions available for Teacher's Aide. Duties include assisting teachers in the classroom, tutoring, correcting papers, making copies, organizing classrooms, and other duties as assigned. Helping with physical education, music activities, and supervising students on the playground are also included. Job offers 4-15 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Being bilingual would be helpful. All applicants must have a high school diploma. APPLICANTS MUST BE A WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENT. Prepare to take a copy of your class schedule when applying. If interested, see Heidi Lindstrom for a Letter of Eligibility. Students will also need to complete the districts applicationCollege Work Study Student 2021-2022 DAVIS Grades K-5.

After School Tutor Opening at Davis Elementary
Davis School has positions available in the Ignite after-school program. This job is very well suited to anyone who is interested in working in the education field, as tutors will gain experience working in a public school setting. The hours are from 2:30-5pm Monday through Thursday, but tutors may work two to three days a week as well.
Apply directly: or for more information, contact Nick Walsh (

GEAR UP is looking for tutors to work at Wa-Hi 
If you know any recent grads or current local college students looking to make extra money working part-time hours during the school day or afterschool please have them contact me. We are looking for people who can help with homework, especially math and science. For more information please contact Rachel Hicks at 509-730-9308 or email

GEAR UP is looking for tutors to work at Garrison and Pioneer
GEAR UP is looking for tutors to work at Garrison and Pioneer. Make extra money working part-time hours during the school day or afterschool. We are looking for people who can help with school work, are enthusiastic about working with middle schoolers and want to make a positive difference in student learning. For more information please contact the GEAR UP Site Manager at either school. Garrison: Terri Gingras- (509) Pioneer: Elionay Quiros Meneses-(509)

Join the Adventist Education Team 
Are you searching for a job in the Seventh-day Adventist Education system of schools? Use the tools at this site to make an employment connection:
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College Place, WA 99324

Emily Appel, Administrative Staff 509.527.2210
Mishelle Castiglioni, Executive Secretary 509.527.2211
Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 509.527.2212

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