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Dean’s Desk  
May 23, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Sacrificial Love
Memorial Day is a time set aside for remembering and honoring those who have given their lives in conflict. The American tradition of Memorial Day began at the end of the Civil War when families would visit the grave sites of their fallen relatives or friends and decorate their graves with flowers. In May of 1868 this tradition was declared a federal holiday, a day to remember the sacrifices many have made. At the end of his ministry on earth, Jesus reminded his followers about sacrifices we all can make. He comforted his disciples with the story of the vine and the branches (John 15:1-17) to remind them of their connection through love and sacrifice. His reminder was that no one has greater love than when we put our life on the line for our friends (vs. 13, MSG). May we continue to honor God through our support and love of all those we encounter each day. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son. ~ John 3:16, NIV


Calendar of Events
26 CEED Movie Event, 5:00 pm, SMH 100 (FREE PIZZA and DESSERT)
30 Memorial Day, No Classes, SEP Offices Closed
6-8 Final Exams
10 Psychology Recognition Ceremony, 1:00 pm, UChurch Heubach Chapel
11 Teacher Dedication Ceremony, 3:00 pm, UChurch Fellowship Hall
11 Graduate Hooding and Reception, 7:00 pm, WWVA Auditorium
12 Graduation, 8:30 am, Centennial Green
20 Juneteenth Observed, SEP Offices Closed
21 Summer School Begins
4 Independence Day, Offices Closed
29 6-Week Summer Session Ends
5 7-Week Summer Session Ends
5 Labor Day, Offices Closed
9-12 SEP Retreat Days, TBD
13 New Faculty Orientation
14 Advisors Luncheon, 10 am
15 Faculty and Staff Assembly, 8:30 am; Faculty Colloquium, 1 pm
16 Faculty Colloquium Breakfast, 8 am
18-23 Jump Start Orientation
25 Welcome Back Bash, 6 pm
26 Fall Instruction Begins
Education and Psychology News
CEED Movie Night & Pizza Thursday
Join the Center for Educational Equity and Diversity (CEED) for some relaxation as we view the movie “Wonder”. This movie emphasizes the value of diversity and serves as a reminder that there’s no point in trying to fit in, when you are meant to stand out. Event takes place on Thursday May 26th at 6pm in SMH 100. Free pizza, drinks and desserts will be served.
PEAB Celebration 
Members of our Professional Education Advisory Board (PEAB) ended the year with a celebration dinner at Happy Wanderer. To be an approved educator preparation program in Washington State, our education program must establish and maintain a Professional Education Advisory Board. The Board participates in and cooperates with the program on decisions related to the development, implementation, and revision of our teacher preparation program. Thank you to all our board members who do the hard work for our teacher education candidates.
Plan Ahead for Graduation Celebrations!
Several important events are being planned to recognize both psychology and education graduates in a few short weeks. We hope you will plan to invite your family and friends to attend...
  • Psychology Celebration, at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 10 in the University Church's Heubach Chapel. All participants will be honored during the program, which is followed by refreshments outside the chapel entrance.
  • Teacher Dedication Ceremony at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 11 in the University Church Fellowship Hall. The program will include music, short talks, refreshments, and a photo booth. Please invite your mentor teachers and student teaching supervisors to attend as well.
  • Graduate Hooding and Reception, will be held Saturday June 11 at 7:00 pm, WWVA Auditorium. Master's level students will be given graduate hoods that can also be worn at Sunday's graduation.
  • Graduation Commencement is Sunday, June 12 at 8:30 am on Centennial Green.
SPED Field Trip
Pictured above are students from Professor Ramoutar’s SPED 212 Early Childhood Special Education class on a tour of special education classrooms at the Walla Walla Centre for Children and Families.   
Staff Visits Alumni
While away on education meetings, our Certification Officer and Office Manager, Mishelle Castiglioni had the opportunity to visit recent secondary education graduate Shylla Gessele! Shylla teaches at Skagit Adventist Academy. We are very proud of our graduates and are always cheering you on!
SEP Clubs 
Education Club Breakfast for Dinner
Last Friday night the education club members met at Mishelle Castiglione's house to enjoy time talking about the school year we've had and planning ahead for the coming year. The meal included breakfast items, as well as discussion about club leadership for 2022-2023. 
Clubs on Social Media
Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents).  
Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub).
Discovery Preschool
Legos Outside
Discovery Preschool students building pattern towers with Legos and then coloring the pattern on the paper.
Enroll Now at Discovery Preschool for Summer or Fall
Do you know a 3-5 year-old who's toilet-trained & ready to learn? We offer beginning literacy, math concepts & science exploration. Build your child's Christian faith with songs, stories & hands-on activities. One child beamed "The best thing about preschool is friends!" See us @ to hold your spot for am or pm. Email Stacy with questions at
Curriculum Library
CL (Curriculum Library)
The CL is located on the third floor of Smith Hall. This space is dedicated to providing resources for teacher training and psychology testing materials, among others. There is a meeting room with TV projection capabilities that can be scheduled with our CL Director Franice Stirling. It is also a great place to study and hang out between classes.

Weekly Resource Selection

Three eBooks by Franice Stirling are free this week – May  23 to May 27.  Find them at

Job Postings & More Information 

Student Mission and Taskforce Positions Needed

  1. Bellingham, WA – Teacher’s Aide (will provide part-time pay or good living allowance with accommodation)
  2. Mauna Loa, Hawaii (Big Island) – elementary teacher assistant
  3. Kona, Hawaii (Big Island) – elementary teacher assistant
  4. Maui, Hawaii – elementary teacher assistant
  5. Several open positions for elementary and high school teachers in Marshall Islands or Micronesia.

Teachers Needed at Guam Adventist Academy
Lutheran Community Services in Tri-Cities (Kennewick, WA) have openings in various careers. To find out more visit the website: and contact Andrea Peyton at 509-735-6446 and email:

Teachers Needed at Guam Adventist Academy
We currently have several openings for the upcoming school year including an elementary teacher, secondary history teacher, secondary english teacher, and computer teacher. If you are interested in learning more, contact Thomas Hayes at 3013381708 (whatsapp) or

Miami  Union Academy Job Openings
Job Title Direct Link Department Location
Vice Principal for Academic & Curriculum Instruction NAD ADVENTIST EDU  Administration  Miami Union Adventist Academy -Miami Fl
5th Grade Elementary Teacher NAD ADVENTIST EDU Elementary  Miami Union Adventist Academy -Miami Fl
Middle School Math & Science Teacher  NAD ADVENTIST EDU Middle  Miami Union Adventist Academy -Miami Fl

Child Care Center Internship at Bright Horizons
High school graduates and college students: Apply today to be a Summer Intern at Bright Horizons® and grow your skills in the early childhood field! Join us this summer for an 8-week, full time PAID internship where you’ll work in an early childhood classroom under the leadership of a skilled educator. Learn from early childhood curriculum experts that will help you practice and refine your skills and guide your experience! Spend your summer discovering the incredible career and professional development awaiting you at Bright Horizons! Visit our careers page at to learn more.

Teaching Position in Alaska
Students are invited to apply to one of our open positions in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Our district is a single site, PK-12 school, with enrollment of 104 students, housed in a newly renovated building, in the heart of the red salmon capital of the world. We employ a staff of 10 certified educators, 2 certified administrators, and 20 classified staff members. We are currently hiring for a combined classroom first and second grade position, a combined third and fourth grade position, and a CTE Shop Position. We offer competitive pay, a $4000 new hire supplement (to help offset the expense of moving to Alaska), and a great health insurance policy. Please email with any questions or letters of intent, if you are ready to join our team! You can visit the school site at:

Math and Science Teaching Position in California
Armona Union Academy in the Central California Conference is looking for a math and science secondary teacher. For more information contact Randall S. Bovee, Principal, Armona Union Academy, Armona, CA 93202, (559) 582-4468 (school) or (541) 784-5001 (cell). Visit to learn more about the school.

Teaching Positions in New England
Greater Boston Academy is in need of more teachers for the 2022-23 school year. We are an SDA School with a current student population of about 180. We offer grades PreS-8th. Due to our expanding number of students, we are in need of 3 teachers – one first grade, one second grade and one sixth grade. Greater Boston Academy has been in existence for over 100 years and we are located about 15 minutes’ drive north of Boston. There are also many cultural and historical experiences located not far from us in Boston, Concord, Lexington, and other towns in driving distance.Our faculty, staff, students and families are one family together as we share each other’s joys and help bear each other’s burdens. Please contact Mrs. Dausele Vieira, principal, at or call the school at 781-438-4253 if you are interested in exploring joining our teaching staff. God may have a special mission for you here in the Boston area!

Teacher Position Open
STEM teachers are needed at Midland Adventist Academy. We are searching for a K-12 STEM teacher starting next year. This person would primarily teach elementary STEM and one high school STEM class. Additionally, they would spearhead our push to become a STEM-certified school. Certification could be in elementary grades with a passion for STEM. Contact Adam Littell, Principal, Midland Adventist Academy at 913.268.7400 or for more information.
Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.
Teaching Positions in Central California Conference
Here is a link to CCC current openings on the NAD Job Openings website:
More specifics can be seen at the above link:
Armona Union Academy - Academy math and science
Bakersfield Adventist Academy - Grades 1 & 2, Grades 3 & 4
Central Valley Christian Academy - Grade 5
Foothill Adventist Elementary - Grades 5 & 6, Grades 7 & 8
Fresno Adventist Academy - academy science
Los Banos Adventist School - teaching principal grades K-4
Miramonte Christian School - Grade 6
Mother Lode Adventist Junior Academy - Principal with a little teaching
Mountain View Academy - PE/Athletic Directory, Music/History teacher
Sierra View Junior Academy - Grades 7-10 team teacher
Valley View Junior Academy - Grades 7 & 8, Teaching Principal Grades 9 & 10 - really need someone with at least junior academy math
VHM Christian School - Teaching Principal - grades TBD based on applicant
Teachers that are bilingual (English-Spanish) are in demand.
Employment Opportunity
Southern New England has several positions open for teachers for next school year. Check out these opportunities:
  • Bayberry Christian School, Osterville, MA is looking for a teacher for grades 1-4 with the possibility of team teaching with the grades 5-8 teacher.
  • Cedar Brook School, Rehoboth, MA is looking for a teacher for grades 3-4 and a full-time principal.
  • Laurel Oaks Adventist School, Hamden, CT is looking for a grades PreK-1 teacher.
  • Greater Boston Academy, Stoneham, MA is looking for an elementary teacher and a middle school teacher. 
  • South Lancaster Academy, South Lancaster, MA is looking for a grades 9-12 Bible teacher/chaplain.

All the positions are posted on the NAD Education website. To learn more or to apply contact Theresa Robideaux, Associate Superintendent

Employment Opportunity
We're looking for a couple of university students who would enjoy taking care of children ages 2-10 during a mother's group meeting at the university church.  We would be able to pay $15/hour for up to 5 children. Dates and times are as follows:
DATES:  Feb 15, March 1st, March 15th, March 29th, April 12th, April 26th, May 10th, May 24th.   TIMES: 9:30-11am.   LOCATION: Jr. High Room at the University Church in the lower level classrooms.   DETAILS:  We will provide craft, activities, and snacks. Mothers will be in the gathering room down the hall studying the book "Never Alone: Parenting in the Power of the Holy Spirit".  
Please contact Tiffaney Sorensen if you're interested or have any questions. or 770-255-9138.

Hilltop Christian School
This SDA christian school in Antioch, CA is looking for a teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The school is over 80% non-Adventist and is an amazing opportunity to minister to our community. To learn more contact Melissa Peckham Galloway, Principal at 925-778-0214 ext 409.

El Dorado Adventist is looking for Teachers
El Dorado Adventist School is a K-8 looking to hire teachers that have a growth mentality, and wanting to be part of a community that wants to see students succeed academically, socially, and spiritually. Interested? Contact Martin Sutton at or by phone at (530) 622-3560.

John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
CTY has positions well suited for undergraduates and graduate students interested in residence life and student affairs, and for student affairs and residence life professionals. CTY is currently seeking:   

  • Resident Assistants are responsible for supervising middle- and high-school students. Within both their individual RA groups, and the site at large, the RAs create a dynamic community that prioritizes safety, intellectual curiosity, and, of course, fun. RAs are responsible, highly motivated, and have experience working with children.   
  • Senior Resident Assistants supervise the RA staff and assist in managing the day-to-day operation and implementation of the residential program. SRAs are organized and enthusiastic, with a demonstrated record of successful leadership experience. 
What's next? If you know of someone you know might be interested in this opportunity, please visit this link: Or contact Michael du Laney, Sourcing Consultant, Human Resources Department, Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Email: | Web: 

Milo Adventist Academy Opportunity
Milo is look for a couple of uniquely qualified teachers. Milo has been developing a mastery-based learning program using student-paced learning guides, standards-based grading, and a "Free-flowing" daily schedule.  Students largely choose the what and when and teachers provide learning/instructional support across the curriculum not just in their endorsed areas. If you are interested in knowing more or applying for positions, feel free to contact principal Randy Thornton at or 541.915.2950.

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, Office Manager 509.527.2211
Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 509.527.2212

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