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Dean’s Desk  
November 8, 2021
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Patience and Perseverance 
This is the time of the quarter where the end is in sight but the work is heavy. Many papers - to write or grade, the sky begins to have more foggy days, and the challenge of even getting to class can be daunting. The great abolitionist and social reformer, Frederick Douglass said: "If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are [persons] who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning." For myself I have come to understand that it is that feeling of being uncomfortable that leads to the best creative moments; the struggle that leads to peace. Fortunately, I also have a happy light on my desk for those gray days!  ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. ~ James 5:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Calendar of Events
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 SEP Christmas Party, Smith Hall
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
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.
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. Other important info:
Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible since the scholarship applies to the 2022-2023 school year.
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
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.

Psychology Club members were able to get $5 off at Roger’s Bakery this last Thursday!

Follow Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents).  
Education Club Event This Friday
Education Club’s Breakfast for Dinner Friendsgiving is happening this upcoming Friday, November 12th, 2021. It will be at Dean Muthersbaugh’s house at 6pm!  Contact Linnea Elias or Aleah Clarke for more details.

Follow the Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub).
Faculty and Staff News
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

The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco.  Simon & Schuster, 2013. IM JL P756 c

In this companion book to The Keeping Quilt, Patricia Polacco tells the backstory about her Great-grandmother’s family and why they had to leave Russia.  A single cup from a prized tea set makes it to America and is passed down the generations.  Polacco wonders how she will share it with her two children.  Find out why only one cup survived and how it can be divided.

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

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:
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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