With her roots firmly planted in Camas and Washougal, Mandy Busby is ready to blossom.
After six years as an assistant volleyball coach at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, the 26-year-old accepted her first head varsity volleyball coaching position at Washougal High School. Busby also taught seventh-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes for the past three years at Gause Elementary School, in Washougal, before being offered her first continuing contract to teach fourth grade at Grass Valley Elementary School, in Camas.
“I am extremely excited to see what the next year brings,” Busby said. “My husband and I just bought a house in Camas. We’re going to be around this area for a while.”
Busby played volleyball for Evergreen High School, before graduating in 2002. She earned an associate’s degree from Mt. Hood Community College in 2004, and a bachelor’s from Concordia University in 2005. In August 2009, she received her master’s in Education from the Washington State University Vancouver campus.
During her time of teaching at Gause, Busby fell in love with the small town atmosphere at Washougal.