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Dean’s Desk  
November 1, 2021
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Generosity as Thanksgiving 
Have you ever thought of being generous as an opportunity to be thankful? It never occurred to me until I was reading about the importance of generosity (2 Corinthians 9:11). The practice of being generous all the time in every situation is a way to give praise and thanksgiving to God. I have been given so much in my life, in every way. Can't I also be generous in every way as a means of saying thanks for all that I have?  ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God~ 2 Corinthians 9:11

Calendar of Events
4 University Assembly, 5-6:30 pm
7 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, 7 pm, FAC, CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Archer!
8 Sophomore Registration opens for Winter Quarter
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 Student Teaching ’20-21 Applications Due to Placement Officer, Emily Appel
5-10 NAD Education Meetings, Dean away
13-15 Final Exams
15 WWU Employee Christmas Party
20 Fall Course Grades Due, 9am
Date TBD SEP Christmas Party, Curriculum Library
16-Jan. 2 Christmas Break
Education and Psychology News
Schofield Scholarship Applications Now Available
Schofield Education Scholarship was created to provide funds for WWU students studying to become professional elementary and secondary educators. Scholarships are competitive based on character, merit and need. Applications are due November 12, 2021. Please return your completed application and additional documentation required to Mishelle Castiglioni at before the due date.

New applicant to the Schofield Education Scholarship:
If you have not applied to the Scholarship before you will need to fill out the new applicant application:

Renewing applicant to the Schofield Education Scholarship:
If you have applied to the Scholarship before you will need to fill out the renewal application:

Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible since the scholarship applies to the 2022-2023 school year.
Davis Elementary School
Last week some of our education students toured Davis Elementary School in College Place to get an idea of what programs they offer and how the facilities operate. Thank you to Principal Mark Ferraro for providing this engaging and enlightening experience.
Departmental Clubs Focus
Psychology Club
Help Psychology Club find their brains! Small rubber brains are spread about campus in hidden places. A prize will be given to those who find one of these hidden brains! Upon finding one, tag @thepsychstudents on Instagram.

Follow Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents).  
Education Club
Ed. Club held a hangout at the park and provided snacks, spikeball, and volleyball!
To be updated on all the latest Education Club events,
Follow the Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub).
Faculty and Staff News
Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Austin C. Archer, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Education "Memory and Prophecy: Perspectives on Changing Minds"

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 will deliver the annual lecture on November 7th, at 7pm in the Fine Arts Center. Come support our professor and colleague!

Curriculum Library

The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish by Karina Yan Glaser.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

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The Vanderbeeker kids find an unopened letter to their father from their grandfather, Pop-Pop, who died before they were born.  While they are trying to learn more about Pop-Pop, they must contend with the unexpected arrival of Mama’s parents. Papa is out of town, Mama is working extra, long hours, and Grandma is critical of everything they do. As with the previous four books in the series, there is humor, a problem to solve, and a loving family.

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
Education literacy students spend lab time with Discovery Preschool students.
Job Postings & More Information 

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:
Walla Walla University
School of Education and Psychology
204 S. College Avenue, Smith Hall
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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