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Dean’s Desk  
January 31, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

During the first weeks of 2022, social media was full of postings from people making lists of life events experienced over the last year  - graduations, marriages, job changes, outdoor adventures, and more. We all have interesting and varied life experiences but one of the most interesting characters from the Bible is Daniel. As a youth, Daniel was taken from his home in Judah to a foreign land; he professed loyalties to God over man; he chose a healthy lifestyle and diet; and became a powerful statesman in Babylon. Daniel spent much time communicating with God in prayer, none so passionately than in Daniel chapter 9. There he recognized God's deep love and mercy in his life, and called out to God. May this week be a time of remembering the way God has led in our lives and make a recommitment to the God of love and mercy. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, dean

“The Lord God is merciful and forgiving..." Daniel 9:9 NIV.

Calendar of Events
31-Feb. 2 NPUC Education Council, Dean attends
3 University Assembly, 5-6:30 pm
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
Education Social and Interviews
It was a great day to enjoy the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Education Department sponsored events yesterday. 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:
Smith Hall Celebrates Love
Stop by Smith Hall main office on the second floor to pick up some treats. "I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you." ~Jeremiah 31:3
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!
MLK CommUnity
University Singers and ICantori recently sang for the MLK CommUnity. We are so proud of the choir and our Education and Psychology majors who choose to be involved in music.
'22-23 Student Teacher Scholarships
Note the opportunity outlined below for next year's student teachers who graduated from a public high school.
Departmental Clubs Focus
Education Club Trivia Night Coming Soon!
Save the date to join education club this Thursday, February 3 at 7:00 pm. The fun will be in Smith Hall 100.
Clubs on Social Media
Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents).  
Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub).
Discovery Preschool
Impromptu Preschool Concert
Students from Discovery Preschool, located in the first floor of Smith Hall, visited our School of Education and Psychology main offices during fall finals week to share a holiday song. Thank you for coming to brighten our space and put smiles on our faces!
Curriculum Library

A River Lost by Lynn E. Bragg.  Illus. by Virgil “Smoker” Marchand. Hancock House, 2009. 

 IM 971.1 B73

Great-grandmother “Toopa” describes what life was like on the Columbia River, before the Grand Coulee Dam destroyed the homes and way of life for the Arrow Lakes Tribe.  Bragg was born on the old Nisqually Reservation and lived and taught school for six years on the Colville Reservation.  Marchand is a member of the Arrow Lakes Tribe, now part of the Colville Confederated Tribes.


Job Postings & More Information 

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

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 

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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