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Dean’s Desk  
December 6, 2021
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Joy to the World
In a few short days week ten of fall quarter will end, final exams will be complete, and the year 2021 will be in the history books. The Christmas holiday brings with it a variety of feelings but one of the best is JOY! As we remember the gift of God's son, as we reflect on the blessings of the past year, let us rejoice in the joys He has provided. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 

"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.." ~ Luke 2:10.

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Calendar of Events
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
3 Winter Classes Begin
6 University Assembly, 5-6:30 pm
10-15 Student Week of Worship, shortened class schedule
17 MLK Day CommUnity, shortened class schedule 
25-27 Day on the Hill/WACTE State Meetings, Olympia/Seattle, Administrative Offices Closed
30 NPUC Social and Interviews, 10 am-6 pm, SMH
31 NPUC Education Council
Education and Psychology News
Open House to Celebrate Dr. Archer's 30 Years of Service
Dr. Austin Archer, professor of psychology and education, is retiring after 30 years as faculty at Walla Walla University. Please join us in celebrating his service to our school at a come-and-go Open House on Saturday evening, December 11 between 5:00-7:00 pm in Smith Hall. Enjoy a light refreshment and warm beverage while wishing him well!
Teach in Taiwan Info Session
Meet with the principal of Taiwan Adventist American School, Eric Anderson. He will be visiting the School of Education and Psychology on Monday, December 6 and would like to visit about the possibility of serving as a teacher in Taiwan. Stop by the Smith Hall main offices between 10:30-11:30 am or 1:30-4:30 pm to meet Mr. Anderson and learn more about teaching in Taiwan. 
NPUC and Local School District Interviews - SAVE the DATE!
Each winter the North Pacific Union Conference leadership sponsors an event in January to provide an opportunity to meet potential employers. Administrators looking for teacher candidates from both local private and public schools, as well as from around the Pacific Northwest will be in attendance. Both graduating seniors and junior education majors are welcome to come to the following events on Sunday, January 30:
  • 11:00 am - Online Social Meet and Greet (Zoom link to be provided)
  • 11:30 am - Info sessions for SDA Certification and NAD Resources (Zoom link to be provided)
  • 1:30-5:30 pm - In-person Interviews (Look for email about how to sign up)
Departmental Clubs Focus
Departmental Clubs Christmas Party
Education and Psychology Club partnered together to hold a Christmas party for members this past weekend. Pancakes and and goodies were provided!
Clubs on Social Media
Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents).  
Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub).
Faculty and Staff News
CEED Diversity Grant Session
The SEP Center for Educational Equity and Diversity (CEED) Co-Directors, Dr. Maria Bastien Valenca (pictured above) and Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh recently attended a training session to become better acquainted with the new WA State Diversity Standards. The meeting ended with each group represented creating a visual of our current work.
Community News
Christmas Events
Being so fortunate to be placed in a campus and community that is so active in celebrations, this past week, we have been able to take part in many Christmas festivities. The University held a Christmas tree lighting, and later in the week College Place held a parade for the community followed by wonderful fireworks!
Curriculum Library

Desert Diary, Japanese American Kids Behind Barbed Wire by Michael O. Tunnell.  Charlesbridge, 2020.  IM 940.53 T835 d

Eight-year-old Mae Yanagi and her Japanese American classmates were prisoners in Topaz Camp during World War II.  Her third-grade teacher had the students make a daily diary of camp happenings.  The students took turns illustrating the large art paper pages. Besides the color photos of the diary, the book is packed with photos and text describing the lives of the young prisoners.

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 

Writing Positions Available
The Collegian is looking to hire staff writers for various positions. To apply email or reach out to Josh Beaudoin, Editor-in-Chief, The Collegian (509) 240-2488. Article topics are assigned on Sunday evening and writers have till Friday noon to hand in their articles, They are also looking for guest articles, so if anyone has a single submission they would like published, we love to get those as well.

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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