December 2016

Student of the Quarter: Anna Rietkerk

Anna Rietkerk has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2016- 2017 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School.  Anna is characterized by the faculty as someone “who is focused in class and is showing a lot of interest in her learning. Her attitude is very positive and helpful.  She is involved in her learning, in sports, and in Student Council. In all, she moves around with a smile on her face and with a mission.”

Parents Matter at Shoreline Christian School

I attended a Seattle Livewire event hosted by the Seattle Times last week.  The event involved the superintendents of a couple of the state’s larger school districts, two legislators, a CEO of a larger business, the Dean of Education from a state university, and the 2013 national teacher of the year.  All were there to discuss a vision for K-12 education in the State of Washington.  There were about 300 of us in the audience that listened to a dialogue between the panelists that was facilitated by two of the Seattle Times education columnists.

I found the discussion to be fascinating as it weaved from problems to potential solutions for the problems to problems with the solutions.  The discussion was interspersed with speeches,