New teachers are scattered across schools in the Central Valley School District. Some come with advanced degrees and years of experience. Others are starting new careers.
Here are backgrounds on the new Central Valley teachers:
Theresa Bannister, counselor at Ponderosa Elementary, interned last year in District 81. She has a master’s degree in education from Whitworth College.
Tammy Campbell, sixth-grade teacher at Blake Elementary, comes from Minot, N.D., where she was a student teacher last year. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Minot State University.
Elisa Cayce, first-grade teacher at Greenacres Elementary, taught fourth grade most recently in Colton, Calif. She has a bachelor’s in business marketing from Washington State University.
Kathy Gainer, third-grade teacher at Broadway Elementary, has a bachelor’s in child consumer and family studies from WSU. She taught most recently in Bethel, Wash.
Mariena Gonder, who teaches a first-second combination at Opportunity Elementary, earned her bachelor’s in education from Eastern Washington University and has 12 years elementary teaching experience. She most recently taught sixth grade in Oroville, Wash.
Stacy Hammond, counselor at South Pines Elementary, earned a master’s in counseling psychology at Gonzaga University. She interned in 1995 at Shadle Park High School.
Scott Krentel, kindergarten teacher at Adams Elementary, did his student teaching last year at Adams. He earned a master’s in teaching from City University.
Jan Love, kindergarten teacher at Ponderosa, comes to Central Valley from the Spokane Christian Academy. She has a master’s in education from Lesley College.
Carolyn Niggemeyer, preschool teacher at Keystone Elementary, most recently taught special education courses at Spokane Falls Community College. She has 13 years’ experience teaching special education and preschool. Her master’s in education is from the University of Washington.
Alyssa Roibal, first-grade teacher at Adams, comes to Central Valley from New Mexico, where she taught fourth grade. She earned a master’s in elementary education from the University of New Mexico.
Junior high schools
Lori Clark is a science and math teacher at Greenacres Junior High, where she did her student teaching last year. She earned two bachelor’s degrees from EWU, in biology and secondary education.
Marty Jones, special education teacher at North Pines Junior High, taught previously at Lakewood and Aberdeen, Wash. Jones has a bachelor’s in education from EWU and a master’s pending at City University.
Lisa Dauenhauer, special education teacher at University High School, has a bachelor’s in history from Whitworth. This is her first year teaching.
Maria Esther Zamora-Greene, Spanish teacher at University and Central Valley high schools, has taught at Spokane Falls Community College and has a master’s in business administration from the National University of Mexico.
Tami McCracken, math teacher at U-Hi, comes to the district with a bachelor’s in education from the University of Arkansas and four years’ experience in Tacoma and Kent, Wash.
Kent Meredith, band teacher at Central Valley, most recently taught at Ferris High School. He earned a master’s in education at Lesley College.
Scott Winslow, science teacher at Central Valley, is in his first year as a teacher. He has two bachelor’s degrees from Eastern Washington University and a master’s from Whitworth College.
Jacqueline Dibble-Robinson’s teaching assignments include ECHO, a group home for the developmentally disabled, and home school special ed. She comes to Central Valley with a master’s degree in special education from Tennessee State University. She most recently taught in Memphis.
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