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Staff Accolades

While it is not often educators acknowledge their accomplishments or willingly share achievements, after hunting, convincing, and collecting occurred, the district managed to capture the hard work and commitment to education of many of our talented staff.  
Washington
JEANINE ENSIGN Washington Paraprofessional Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 training Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training Co-Organizer of the District SEL Learning Day KATIE HARRINGTON Elementary School Counselor Master's Degree in School Counseling Collaborates with Tara Livermore to lead the development efforts in their successful MTSS Process NIKKI HAWKES Kindergarten Paraprofessional Collaborated with Stephanie Walker to support and nominate the student recipient of the "Yes, I Can" Award from the Montana Council for Exceptional Children
TARA LIVERMORE Kindergarten Teacher Collaborates with Katie Harrington to lead the development efforts in their successful MTSS Process VICKI SCHWARZ 2 Year Kindergarten Teacher Recipient of Farm to School Champion Award Recognized by The Goldie Hawn Foundation for Mind Up lessons with 4 year olds STEPHANIE WALKER Kindergarten Teacher Collaborated with Nikki Hawkes to support and nominate the student recipient of the "Yes, I Can Award from the Montana Council for Exceptional Children
Winans
JULIE BARTZ Winans Dean of Students SeeSaw Pioneer Speaker, Big Sky Literacy Summit, 2021 Speaker, Zaner Bloser Symposium for Change, 2019 ANNIE HONDORF 2nd Grade Teacher Master's of Art in Elementary Education SeeSaw Pioneer 2021-2022 TILT II member PBS Media Literacy Certified Winans Technology Coach ASHLIE SLUNAKER MTSS Coordinator Master's of Arts in English Literature Master's of Education in Teaching Serves on Board for Reading League- MT Chapter Speaker, Georgia Department of Education, 2021 Speaker/Panelist, Big Sky Literacy Summit, 2021 & 2022 Speaker, Zaner Bloser Symposium for Change, 2019 Article Author, The Journal of Reading Disabilities, 2018 Member, International Dyslexia Association Member, The Society for Scientific Studies in Reading
JESSICA TYNER Special Education Teacher Master's of Education in Special Education Attended Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's training of trainers on the subject of Trauma Informed Practices in Education    
 
East Side
MARY AMBORN Special Education Teacher Master's of Arts in English as a Second Language BROGAN BALLARD Special Education Teacher Master's of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction MEGAN BRENNA 5th Grade Teacher Montana Engineering Education Research Center's Research Experience for Teachers cohort, 2022. MindUp Coach RET Participant
GRETCHEN BURLINGAME Reading Interventionist Master's of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction National Board Certified KATIE GILBERT 4th Grade Teacher Master's of Education in Reading Instruction, K-12 JESSICA HANSON Elementary Librarian Master's of Arts in Educational Administration Coauthor of Watershed Warriors Curriculum Coauthor- "Building Bridges, Building Friendships" OPI Curriculum Acquired over $6,600 in grants and donations in the 2020-2021 school year for library modernization Teacher Leader in MT/Mongolia Watershed Warrior Exchange
ROBIN LOVEC 5th Grade Teacher Master's of Education from Cambridge Lead author- "Building Bridges, Building Friendships" OPI Curriculum Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for Excellence in Indian Education, 2016 Board Member of Yellowstone Gateway Museum Visited Department of Education Tokyo, Japan 2004 Presentation given at Cambridge University, 2010 KELLEY MYER 4th Grade Teacher Certification to Train Montana Science Teachers, Montana Partnerships with Regions for Excellence in STEM Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching nominee, 2018 Awarded grant funding to bring Project VOICE and Yellowstone Field Trip to East Side, 2021 Northwest Earth and Space Science Pipeline grant administrator for Montana teacher trainer CHRIS PAVLOVICH 5th Grade Teacher Master's of Science in Science Education In Pursuit of PhD in Curriculum and Instruction Teresa Veltkamp Advocacy Award for Excellence in Indian Education, 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching State Finalist, 2020 Distinguished Service to Science Education: Montana Science Teachers Association, 2017
JODI PIERCE 5th Grade Teacher East Side Technology Coach EMILY RAYMOND Elementary P.E. Teacher Master's of Arts in Teaching Shape Montana Elementary Teacher of the Year Montana Council of Administrators of Special Education Distinguished Service Award, 2020 District Peer Nominated Extra Mile Award, 2016 Dave Oberly Award for Excellence, 2015 LEAH SHANNON Student Support Services Master's of Education K-12 Principal Endorsement Montana's Rural Teacher of the Year and National Finalist Nominee, 2016
JESSICA SULLIVAN 4th Grade Teacher Teacher Leadership Institute Fellow East Side Technology Coach DARLENE VOGEL Special Education Teacher Master's of Arts in Special Education Currently engaging in Family Systems Training  
SGMS
JAMIE BRINK 8th Grade Math Teacher Master's of Education K-12 Principal Endorsement LORI CHAPMAN 7th Grade Science Teacher Master's of Science in Science Education STEPHANIE CLEWIS SGMS Technology Teacher PBS Media Literacy Certification Google Certified Educator Levels 1&2 Serves as Secretary on the Board of The Blue Slipper SGMS Technology Coach
KAITLIN FEDEL SGMS School Counselor Master's of Education in School Counseling Engaging in Family Systems Therapy training ANN GANNON SGMS School Counselor Master's of Education in School Counseling SABRINA HESTER 6th Grade English Teacher Creator of the Sleeping Giant Middle School Homework Club
TERRY PARKER SGMS Art Teacher Master's of Education in Instructional Design Serves on the Board for Livingston Art and Culture SGMS Technology Coach STACY RAW 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher Master's of Education in Reading Master's of Science in Math Education BRENDA SPEAKE SGMS 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher Master of Arts in Elementary Education SGMS Technology Committee Google Certified Educator Level 1
PHS
BECKY AYLER PHS Vice Principal Master's of Arts in Teaching Master's of Education in Educational Leadership In Pursuit of EdD in Educational Leadership PBS Media Literacy Certification Receiptient of Partners in Science Research Grant: Murdoch Charitable Trust Teaching Excellence for Work with Undergrads: Montana State University KATY BRAMMER POEE Virtual Teacher Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction Master of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish ELL K-12 Endorsement International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Certified Educator MEGAN BURNS PHS Health Enhancement Teacher Master's of Exercise Science in Strength and Conditioning PHS Technology Coach
CAITLIN CHILLER PHS Special Education Teacher Completed Special Education Endorsement PHS Literacy Coach BEN HAHN PHS Health Enhancement Teacher Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education From Edinboro University of PA 字字 3 Time NCAA All-American in College Coached 16 Individual Wrestler State-Placers in the last 5 years including 3 top ten team finishes for Park High. RD JENKINSON PHS School Counselor Master's of Science in School Counseling
ALECIA JONGEWARD PHS Science Teacher Master's of Science in Science Education Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Receiptient of Partners in Science Research Grant: Murdoch Charitable Trust Powerful Partnership Award: Montana Environmental Education Association, 2019 Raised over $116,000.00 to install Solar Panels at PHS ABBY KINSEY PHS School Counselor Master's of Education in School Counseling 2019-2020 TILT I member KATE LENDE PHS Librarian PBS Media Literacy Certification Completed Journalism Education Association Mentor Program PHS Literacy Coach
DANIEL MCGRATH PHS World Languages Teacher Master's of Education in World Language Education Fellowship with the Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz in Austria 14 Trips Abroad with Students visiting such places as Germany, Austria, Spain, Costa Rica and Japan PHS Literacy Coach NATALIE MCGRATH PHS Science Teacher Master's of Science in Science Education Powerful Partnership Award: Montana Environmental Education Association, 2019 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award: National Association of Geoscience Teachers, 2018 Teacher of the Year: Montana Environmental Education Association, 2017 MSSTA: Earth Science Board Member, 2014-2017 RANDY MOGEN PHS Science Teacher Master's of Science in Science Education Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year in MT: National Association of Biology Teachers, 2017 PHS Literacy Coach Science Olympiad Coach LEA Negotiations Chair
Nathaniel Tile SARAH MUSSETTER PHS Art Teacher Professionally Contracted for Graphic Design Work TILT Member, 2020 RAEANN NILAN PHS Art Teacher Serves on the Board of Historic Depot PHS Literacy Coach
Special Services
CARRIE BREWSTER Occupational Therapist Attended Mountain West Virtual Occupational Therapy Conference and completed 12.25 hours of continuing education MOLLY BOLLAND Speech Therapist Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training Applied Behavior Analysis for Speech/Language Pathologists: Functional Strategies (from Picture Exchange Communication Systems) MICHELE BRYANT Paraprofessional Engaged in high level literacy trainings throughout the year
LIS RITTER Speech Language Pathologiist Applied Behavior Analysis for Speech/Language Pathologists: Functional Strategies (from Picture Exchange Communication Systems) HANNAH SCHREIDERER School Pyschologist Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training