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Dean’s Desk  
April 26, 2021
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Homecoming and Outgoing
After the long months of wintery cold, and darker days, I always eagerly anticipate spring. Last weekend was no exception. Not only have we been blessed with beautiful, bright, blossom-filled days, we welcomed alumni and friends for online Homecoming events. The Homecoming weekend reminds me of the amazing students who have graduated and gone on to serve in the world outside WWU.  Former students joined virtually from near and far, shared stories of service and adventure, and our faculty and staff participated with joy. My heart is filled with gladness! ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh

"Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!” Psalm 96:1-2 (ESV)

Calendar of Events
27-28 WACTE, Administrative Offices Closed
28 Denim Day
30 CEED iGrant Meeting, Zoom

6 NPUC BOE, dean, Zoom
9 Mother's Day
17-20 NAD Year-end Advisory, dean
27 PEAB, Student Teachers Attend
31 Memorial Day, No Classes
1-4 Review Week
3 WWU Assembly

7-9 Final Exams
11-13 Graduation Weekend
21 Summer Session Begins
Education and Psychology News

Virtual CEED Event
Our School of Education and Psychology Homecoming virtual social last weekend was followed by a presentation sponsored by the Center for Educational Equity and Diversity (CEED).  Holbrook Indian School English teacher, Anita Ojeda, titled her presentation Learning to Think on Your Feet from a Culturally Sensitive Perspective. Stories and resources were shared, as well as the need they have for teachers and psychologists for the coming school year. It was Ian inspirational talk that reminded us to continue pursuing culturally sensitive practices.

Davis Elementary School and College Place High School Opens
College Place Public Schools have opened back up full days for K-12 students. This allows our education students to begin limited observations and experiences in classrooms at grade levels they may one day teach. Recently elementary education students toured Davis Elementary and College Place High in preparation to observe and assist in classrooms as part of their Introduction to Education training. Current student teachers are also placed around the Walla Walla Valley, including Rogers Adventist School in College Place. We appreciate the invaluable partnerships of our local public and private schools.
Curriculum Library
Spring Quarter at the Curriculum Library
The Curriculum Library, located on the third floor of Smith Hall, offers limited, in-person access Spring Quarter.  The main room will accommodate six persons, the textbook room – three, and the Maker Space – two.  You may phone ahead to reserve a time, but walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.  All users will check-in at the desk and receive disposable gloves if they plan to browse or handle materials or equipment. Employees will disinfect areas between users. We look forward to seeing you.
What Do Scientists Do All Day?  by Jane Wilsher.  Illustrated by Maggie Li.  Wide Eyed Editions, Quarto, 2020.  IM 502.3 W69

A 2021 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book, this book introduces children to over one hundred different scientific occupations.  Fourteen scenes show scientists working in different environments, such as a nature reserve, a hospital, an energy plant, a computer lab, a museum, etc.  After each scene, eight of the people pictured have their jobs described. An illustrated table of contents starts the book.  An index at the end of the book will help the reader or teacher find the page for any particular scientific job
Visit the Curriculum Library website
Discovery Preschool
Introduction to Education Class Visits Preschool
Recently students in the intro to education course who are exploring what it means to be a teacher had the opportunity to visit our own Discovery Preschool. First was a stop at the observation room to get a sense of the layout of the classroom. Next university students were paired with preschoolers to either read books or complete puzzles. Teacher Stacy said the preschoolers really enjoyed the one-on-one interaction and look forward to more learning experiences with the education students.
Discovery Preschool director Stacy Maxted (right) with her morning class of students.
Learn more about Discovery Preschool here
More Information 
Teachers and Psychologists Needed at Holbrook Indian School
Join the team at Holbrook Indian School in New Mexico. Art, math and elementary teachers needed, as well as psychologists to work one-on-one with students. Education or psychology graduates welcome to apply. Contact Principal Pedro Ojeda at if interested in this opportunity.
Special Education Teacher Needed in Washington State
Inchellium School District is currently seeking candidates for a special education teacher, grades PK-12. Applications can be requested through Contact Kim Spacek at or 509-722-6181 for more information.
Hawaii Teacher Position Openings
Aloha from Miki Nelson, superintendent in the Hawaii Conference. We are looking for some incredible teachers who might be interested in teaching in Hawaii next school year. If interested in learning more, contact Miki Akeo-NelsonSuperintendent of Schools, Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Office: 808.595.7591.
Part-Time Teaching Position in Spokane Area 
The Countryside SDA Church Co-op aims to help students develop spiritually, mentally, and physically by providing an academic and practical skills curriculum based on the Bible, nature, and Spirit of prophecy. With a personal saving relationship with Jesus, a Christ-like character, and well-developed skills, our students will be prepared to proclaim the gospel, glorify their Creator, and meaningfully serve their communities. Interested in applying? Contact the School Board Chairman, Stephen Lingenfelter (, or the church Pastor, Kevin McDaniel (
Full-Time Teaching Positions in Indiana 
Our growing school is looking for 2 teachers for the 2021-2022 school year for our school in Indiana. We are very interested in hiring at least one teacher that is bilingual in English and Spanish. Feel free to reach out to  Vanessa Sloan, principal of Riverview Adventist Christian Academy at (216)375-7978. You can learn more about the school at
Soap Lake School District Special Education Teacher Needed
Soap Lake School District located in Grant County, Washington is hiring a special education teacher this Spring, 
Under the direction of the Building Principal and Director of Special Education, the Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities with a focus on inclusionary practices; Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; Follows state mandated due process procedures and functions as IEP case manager to assigned students.

The teacher creates a positive learning experience and a classroom culture which is a cognitively busy place, characterized by a shared belief in the importance of learning. The teacher establishes high expectations and personal achievements and is a reflective practitioner who actively seeks opportunities to grow professionally.

Qualification: Valid WA State Teaching Certificate Required Endorsement: Special Education

Questions? Contact Nadia Turchik (509) 246-1822

Apply online:
Special Education Teacher Needed in Milton-Freewater
Milton-Freewater School District is looking to hire elementary special education teachers. If you are training to be a SPED teacher or are a recent graduate wanting to know more about these positions, contact Margo Piver, Director Special Education/Human Resources, Milton-Freewater Unified School District at 541-938-3551 Ext 7416 or email Feel free to share with anyone that might be interested and direct them to this link to learn more about the opening: 
Sky Valley Adventist School Teacher Position Opening
The fabulous Sky Valley Adventist School in Monroe, Washington is prayerfully seeking a 3rd-5th grade teacher for their amazing students. Sky Valley has a long history in the community and a wonderful and involved support system. Monroe Washington, is close to industries such as Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook, and Amazon but remains an awesome small town with a small town feel. It is also close to awesome mountain recreational activities as well as beach activities. For those looking for the adventures found in larger cities, Seattle, Bothell, Kirkland, and other large cities are a very short drive away. An additional bonus to this fabulous job is the conference support system. The Washington Conference has proven itself as supportive before and throughout the COVID crisis and they love their teachers! The job description and contact information for the Washington Conference Department of Education can be found at   Please feel free to contact Melissa Hammond, principal and K-2nd grade teacher (and WWU alumnus) at   You can also check out the school website at or the facebook
Ohio Conference of SDA Teaching Positions
Ohio Conference is seeking candidates that are available to teach this fall in a variety of schools. We would love to have an opportunity to have some of the finest and best from Walla Walla to join our conference.  To learn more about availableK-12 teaching positions, contact Richard A. Bianco, Superintendent of Schools, Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists by phone at 740.397.4665 ext 131 or email
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:
Teaching Positions Available in Bellevue 
Chestnut Hill Academy located in Bellevue, WA is now HIRING Washington State Certified Teachers. For over 20 years Chestnut Hill Academy has been dedicated to developing global leaders one child at a time. The founders of the school focused on the development of the whole child — their intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and character development. This remains the aim of Chestnut Hill Academy today. To learn more, you can visit our school website here APPLY TODAY visit at:  or contact Chandra Gonzales 253.228.1461and
Summer 2021 SPED Positions Available in Walla Walla
Walla Walla School District is planning on offering specially designed instruction for many of their special education students next summer. If you are WWU SEP special education student and interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Amanda Ramoutar.
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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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