School notes for Oct. 2, 2012

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Camas-Washougal Rotary Club recognizes new teachers

The Camas-Washougal Rotary Club hosted teachers, principals and administrators from the Camas and Washougal school districts at their annual New Teacher Breakfast on Thursday.

The event recognizes local teachers for their commitment to educating children in the community and, “for contributing to the academic excellence for which our schools are known,” according to a press release from the club.

This year, there were 50 new teachers and staff, some hired to replace retirees and others hired to meet to the needs of the growing districts.

“This is something we have done for years to welcome new teachers into the community and make them feel a part of it,” said Jocelyn Lindsay, club president. “We always look forward to any opportunity to show our appreciation for the hard work they do.”

As each school’s principal stood to introduce their staff, they talked about the importance of community support and ways in which their schools and community groups are working together.

“Not only do I feel supported by my superintendent and fellow administrators, but I also feel supported by community groups like Rotary,” said Rex Larson, Gause Elementary School principal. “It’s nice to know that we’re not alone in our efforts to raise and educate these children.”

Washougal School Superintendent Dawn Tarzian agreed.

“To know that this local community not only understands how hard teachers are working but also makes the time to say thank you like this, it means so much to the teachers,” she said.

New teachers and new administrators in Washougal include: Javier Appelgren, Carol Dinnel, Cindi Freeman, Alexix McKee, John Miller, Christopher Neveux, Teresa Reed, Christina Russell, Emma Slabbert, Erika Stauffer, Colleen Stover, Katherine Sturdyvin-Scobba, Rachel Webb and Krystal Whitaker.

New teachers and new administrators in Camas include: Stephen Baranowski, Kathryn Boring, Ian Bugbee, Amber Burnett, Natasha Cadoanu, Kelly Chen, Ethan Chessin, Wendy DelBosque, Bridget Ellis, Andrew Eoff, Joy Garner, Skyler Gillispie, Cherly Holbrook, Greta Laurine, Leontina Liebe, Laurie Midles, Kimberly Newman, Melissa Niebruegge, Jessica Obrandovic, Katie Redmond, Catherine Riley, James Rold, Michelle Roy, Elizabeth Skorohodov, Tracie Smith, Charlotte Stelzer, Dean Strawn, Nichole Sturges, Rebecca Watson, Ruhiyyih Wittwer, Sara Wright, Marci Zabel, Derek Jaques, Laura Nowland, Brian Wilde and Sherman Davis.

Young parent resource fair set

There will be a Young Parent Resource Fair for pregnant or parenting teens, and first time parents from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Center For Educational Leadership in Vancouver.

There will be information on making baby food, graduating from high school, child safety seats, maternity support services, children’s dental services, obtaining health insurance, and the WIC program. There will also be free raffle tickets and door prizes.

The Center for Educational Leadership is located at 2901 Falk Road. For more information, contact Nancy Spangle at 397-8000 or