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Dean’s Desk  
May 5, 2020
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community
Greatest Teacher of All Time
This week we celebrate teachers. Jesus was addressed over 90 times in the Bible by a variety of names and 60 of those times he was called Teacher. This was how the disciples and people of his day referred to him. Jesus himself used the term when he said, “You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am” (John 13:13). Even Nicodemus said, “We know that you are a teacher who has come from God” (John 3:2). Jesus' last words to his followers were “Go ye into all the world and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19 KJV). His final command was a teaching command and recognizes that we all have the opportunity to teach by sharing what Jesus taught while he lived on this Earth. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. Luke 6:40, NIV
Calendar of Events
4 Virtual U-Days
10 Mother's Day
18-22 NADOE Meetings
25 Memorial Day, Classes will not meet
28 PEAB Spring Meeting
1-4 Student Teaching Portfolio Reviews
8-10 Spring Quarter Final Exams
14 Graduation
21 Father's Day
22 Summer Courses Begin
30 Graduate Hooding, WWU, 2 pm
Education and Psychology
Teacher Appreciation Week
Did a teacher ever make a lasting influence in your life? Do you currently appreciate the way your professors have made a difference in how you view the world? This week, May 4-8, 2020 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. It began in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teachers’ Day. In 1985 the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May to recognize dedicated educators across the country for the lasting contributions they make to our lives. Take this opportunity to thank a teacher this week!
Your School of Education and Psychology (SEP) faculty are honored to serve you in your academic and career pursuits (Pictured l-r: Debbie Muthersbaugh, Pete Gleason, Austin Archer, Brian Hartman, Maria Bastien Valenca. Not pictured: Linda Ivy, Amanda Ramoutar). A special thanks to our SEP spring quarter adjunct instructors - Emily Appel, Justin Bradford, Bob Egbert, Brian Harris, Tamara Randolph, Neria Sebastien, and Zach Taylor - for their dedication to excellence in thought.
Special Education Master's Degrees Fully Online
Do you want to help students in your classroom through the challenges they face? If you are a practicing certified elementary or secondary teacher, you can earn your master’s degree in special education (M.Ed. or M.A.T.) at Walla Walla University. Teachers who enroll in our SPED program:
     • Enjoy the flexibility of a fully online format.
     • Complete the program in one or two years, or in a flexible  part-time plan.
     • May be eligible to receive a discounted graduate tuition rate.
Visit with our master's program advisor today
 by emailing or calling 509-527-2211. Learn more and apply today at We would love to help you reach your goals!
Special Education Undergraduate Endorsement
We also offer an undergraduate special education endorsement that can be added to your teacher education degree. Visit with our Phase 1 education advisor today at or special education program director at We would love to talk more with you about what it means to be a special education teacher!
Stats of the Week
Discovery Preschool
Northwest Creation Network is packed with links, all from a Biblical worldview. You will find a Wiki encyclopedia, videos, audios, PowerPoints, coloring pages, and much more. A handy subject index will help you find materials on various science topics. This site should prove very useful for online instruction.
Discovery Preschool teachers know children's play is their work.
Curriculum Library
Coronavirus, a Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts. Illus. by Axel Scheffler. Nosy Crow, April 2020.
Here is a free e-book for children about Covid-19. It discusses what we know about how people are infected, how to prevent infection, why we are staying home, and how to make the best of the situation. It is suggested for children ages five to nine. The book can be read online or downloaded. A free read-aloud is also available. (This book is published in Great Britain, so you may need to explain to children that in England a trash can is called a bin.)
MEMES in the Time of COVID-19
Find the Latest WWU COVID-19 Response Information @
Other News
Part-Time Teacher Needed
Are you looking to work part time next year or are taking a gap year and are wanting to work on a task force basis? Principal Judelle Johnson says, "Poulsbo Adventist School [PAS] in Kitsap County, WA is a one-room school and we are looking to hire a part-time teacher for next school year to teach either the lower or upper elementary grades, depending on the applicant's experience." For more information contact Principal Johnson at 360.779.6290 or email PAS Mission Statement: "To grow in a safe school community committed to Jesus, learning, relationships, and physical health."
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is now accepting applications for a part-time 5th/6th grade science and social studies teacher and a part-time special education aide. Both positions may be done by the same person. Send application and resume to or mail to MSAS, 53565 W. Crockett Rd., Milton Freewater, OR 97862.
Administrative Professionals Day
Since 1952 the contributions of those who support the work of a company or organization has been honored at the end of each April. It was created to recognize skills, loyalty and efficiency but our own School of Education and Psychology administrative assistants, Debbie Smart and Emily Appel, inhabit that and much more. They are always welcoming, kind, and willing to go the extra mile. They truly are the heartbeat of our department. Send a note of thanks to them today to let them know how they make life better for you.
History, Bible, and Science Teacher Position
Rogue Valley Adventist School has an opening for grades 7-10 history, biology, earth science, and Bible teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The principal there states that Medford, where the school is located, is a great place to live if you like the outdoors. If you or someone you know might be interested in this teaching position, contact Principal Ann Campbell at
Tutoring Available Online at Student Development Center
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Online Library Services
Research Assistance 
Distance Learning at WWU Libraries
Elementary Teacher Needed Next Year in Iowa 
The Muscatine Seventh-day Adventist Church has a small school and is looking for a teacher to begin teaching in the 20/21 school year. If you are interested in finding out more about this position, you can Dwayne Paul at  
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
Debbie Smart, Executive Secretary 509.527.2211
Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 509.527.2212

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