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

Why Worry?
As a college students, staff, and professors, it seems like there are many things we can worry about. This time of the quarter there are assignments, responsibilities, and life-changing choices every day. It can all seem overwhelming. Ephesians 3:20-21 states that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever ask or think, so my question to myself is, "Why am I worrying?" If you're feeling particularly stressed this week, I hope you take courage in one of my all-time favorite verses from Matthew 6 (below).  Don't ever forget how important and worthy you are even in the midst of the fast-paced demands of college life. The beautiful thing is that God knows our every worry, fear, stress, and decision looming ahead. You are loved and cared for. ~Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" ~Matthew 6:5

Calendar of Events
March
10 NPUC Board of Education, Dean attends
10 Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) Induction, Smith Hall, 6:00 pm
13 Daylight Savings Time Change
14-16 Final Exams
17-27 Spring Break 
21 Grades due
28 Spring Quarter Classes Begin
April
3-5 April U-Days, High School Students Visit SEP Monday Classes
20 UCC Board of Education, Dean away
22-24 Homecoming Weekend
23 Alumni Weekend, Departmental Supper & Open House, 6:00 pm, SMH 202
26-28 WACTE State Meetings, Administrative Offices Closed
May
8 Mother's Day
15-19 NAD Education Meetings, Dean away
19 PEAB (Professional Educators Advisory Board), 12-3 pm, Alaska Room
30 Memorial Day, No Classes, SEP Offices Closed
June
6-8 Final Exams
10 Psychology Recognition Ceremony, 1:00 pm
11 Teacher Dedication Ceremony, 3:00 pm
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
Education and Psychology News
Engaging Presentations
PSYC 215 Developmental Psychology class did an excellent job with the class activity portion of their "Topic presentation." The presenters talked about the "Late Adulthood" developmental stage and engaged the class in writing letters with encouraging messages that will be delivered to a local assisted living facility. Many students expressed how much they appreciated this opportunity as a way to connect with our community. Pictured above is one of the group members in our class, Josh Price, who will be delivering all of the letters.
March U-Days
Pictured above is our information table interactions with staff and students. Below are both psychology and education class visitations on Friday. We enjoyed welcoming our visitors from around the country!
Mental Health Discussion
Psychology Professor Melody Ezpeleta moderated a Faculty Development Committee discussion organized by Education Professor Maria Bastien Valenca at the recent Lunch and Learn program for WWU faculty. Expeleta led the table discussion topic of mental health with participants from our Student Success Center, Mentoring Program, and Counseling Center.
SEP Artists
Education and psychology faculty and staff enjoying the results of Walla Walla University painting night.
SEP Clubs 
Thanks, Ed Club!
Clubs on Social Media
Psychology Club on Instagram: (@thepsychstudents). https://www.instagram.com/thepsychstudents/  
Education Club on Instagram: (@wwueducationclub). https://www.instagram.com/wwueducationclub
Curriculum Library
CL (Curriculum Library)

The Curriculum Library will stay open during the regular CommUnity time this week.

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 Literature Selection

Change Sings, a Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman.  Illus. by Loren Long.  IM 811 G68 c

A little girl with a guitar finds a boy with a tuba and they begin to pick up trash and feed the hungry.  As their band increases, they build a ramp for a child using a wheelchair and help beautify a store front.  This illustrated poem by Amanda Gorman, the presidential inaugural poet, encourages children to use their talents to better their communities.

Job Postings & More Information 

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 dvieira@gbaedu.org 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!

Sabbath School Helpers Needed
Are you look for a way to do some volunteer work with children? The University Church Sabbath School division is looking for students who enjoy interaction with children and parents. We are trying to find enough helpers to reopen the Sabbath School room that closed down due to COVID. If interested contact Betty Duncan at 509/525-7468 or 509/386-8749.
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 www.midlandacademy.org for more information.
Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.
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.  
Tesorensen@gmail.com 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. www.hilltop.org.

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 msutton@eas-school.com 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: https://centerfortalentedyouth.formstack.com/forms/allprogramsinterest. Or contact Michael du Laney, Sourcing Consultant, Human Resources Department, Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Email: ctyjob22@jhu.edu | Web: www.cty.jhu.edu/jobs. 

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 randy.thornton@miloacademy.org 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: https://jobs.adventisteducation.org
Walla Walla University
School of Education and Psychology
204 S. College Avenue, Smith Hall
College Place, WA 99324

Contact
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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