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Dean’s Desk  
February 7, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

A New Command
Throughout the Bible, God gave many guidelines for ways to live a happy life in community and harmony with each other. The commandments in Exodus direct us to honor our parents; not to lie, steal, be jealous or greedy, among others. When Jesus came to Earth in the form of a human being He reiterated these commands as two major categories: love God and love each other. Showing and practicing love is how we show we belong to God. Although we naturally want to love people we like or who are good to us, Luke 6:27 clarifies that this love is meant to be for everyone, even our enemies. "Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you... Do to others as you would have them do to you." Help me today to follow God's command to love everyone, even those who seem difficult to love.  ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, dean

I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. ~John 13:34 (NLT)

Calendar of Events
14 Sophomore Registration Opens for Spring
15 Summer ’22 Registration opens
21 Freshman Registration Opens for Spring
21 Mid-Winter Break - NO CLASSES
24 PEAB (Professional Educators Advisory Board) 12-3:00 pm, Alaska Room
3 University Assembly, 5-6:30 pm
3-5 March UDays
Date TBD Psi Chi Induction
10 NPUC Board of Education, Dean away
14-16 Final Exams
17-27 Spring Break 
21 Grades due
28 Spring Quarter Classes Begin
Education and Psychology News
Smith Hall Celebrates Love
Stop by Smith Hall main office on the second floor to pick up some treats - we have both chocolates and tangerines. "I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you." ~Jeremiah 31:3
Education Social and Interviews
It was a great day to enjoy the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Education Department sponsored events last week. Administrators looking for teacher candidates for both local private and public schools, as well as from around the Pacific Northwest were in attendance. Both graduating seniors and junior education majors attended the morning Zoom Social Meet and Greet as well as the afternoon In-person interviews in Smith Hall.
Pictured l-r: Natasha, Alyssa, Ronnie, and Bradley wait in the hallway for interviews; Sophie, Kenden, and Darla at the Welcome Table; Superintendents and principals conduct interviews; Martha Ban (NAD), Becky Meharry (NPUC), and Julia hang out in the library.
NAD Education Resources
Check out this link to the presentation Martha Ban created about resources available to NAD teachers: Also, this link takes you to the teacher education survey I had for them; which includes the chance to win one of four Amazon gift cards:
Faculty Presentations
Dr. Bastien Valence and Dr. Muthersbaugh were both asked to present at the NPUC elementary curriculum committee. Valenca shared her ongoing research on small schools and Muthersbaugh presented her study into using journals in elementary mathematics.
Grounds Crew
Thank you to our grounds crew for trimming the beautiful trees outside a Smith Hall each year. They said cutting off the suckers will help the tree to fill out in the spring. Watch for those spring blossoms soon to come!
Clubs on Social Media
Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents).  
Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub).
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.

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff.  Illus. by David Catrow.  IM JL Or5

Alex wants his friend’s pet iguana; so, he writes his mother a letter to persuade her to let him have it.  She replies with her own letter refuting his reasoning.  The letters continue back and forth with comical pictures depicting Alex’s visions and mother’s objections. If you would like to make a unit on letter writing, the Curriculum Library has many more picture books about the subject, including The Day the Crayons Quit and Can I Be Your Dog?

Job Postings & More Information 
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.

Washington Educator Career Fair
The 2022 Washington Educator Career Fairs in Spokane (March 15, 2022) and Tacoma (March 22, 2022) are coming soon! We have hundreds of school districts signed up and school districts are in need of teachers.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Kim Holland at

'22-23 Student Teacher Scholarships
Note the opportunity outlined below for next year's student teachers who graduated from a public high school.

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:

Scholarship Opportunity for Graduates of of Lake Stevens, Glacier Peak, or Snohomish High Schools
Members of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa are women educators from the Lake Stevens and Snohomish School Districts. They desire to strengthen the status of the teaching profession by offering this $1,500 scholarship annually to a student with either junior or senior status in the fall of 2022 in an accredited program. Applicants must  be either majoring or minoring in education with a planned career in teaching. The deadline is March 31, 2022. To request an application, contact Louise Poier by email: or phone: (360) 568-7875

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.

Teaching Position in Kelowna, Canada
Okanagan Christian School in Kelowna, BC is looking to add two teachers for next school year, a lower elementary teacher (Grades 1/2 or 2/3) and a math/science teacher for Grades 7-9.  We have several WWU graduates on our faculty and would be pleased to consider adding more!  For more information or to apply, contact Administrator Joel Gregg at 250-860-5305 (work) or 250-258-7288 (cell).

Mason County Sheriff Corrections Hiring
Mason County is hiring correctional officers. This is work performed to provide care and custody of adult prisoners and to maintain order and discipline among the prisoners of the Mason County Jail. Correction Deputies are responsible for the operation of the jail on a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week basis. Shifts are from 1800 to 0600. Benefits and holiday leave are included. Starting pay is $4319 monthly. To apply, go to

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 

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.

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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