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Everett School Board to appoint a second replacement member

Everett School Board Director Jessica Olson resigned effective January 7, 2014. Board establishes replacement process.

Everett School Board Director Jessica Olson resigned effective January 7, 2014. Board establishes replacement process.


In an email sent to School Board President Pam LeSesne and two staff at the Daily Herald at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, Jessica Olson announced her resignation from the Board of Directors by writing, “Pam --I hereby resign from the board of directors, effective immediately.”

Cedar Wood Elementary School teacher recognized for 30 years of service in US Air Force Reserves

The US Air Force honored Carol Johanson, Cedar Wood Elementary School 5th-grade teacher, for 30 years of service on December 8, 2013.

The US Air Force honored Carol Johanson, Cedar Wood Elementary School 5th-grade teacher, for 30 years of service on December 8, 2013.

It was a poignant day for one of Cedar Wood Elementary School’s 5th-grade teachers. Carol Johanson retired after 30 years in the US Air Force Reserves. For 26 of those years she has also worked as a full-time classroom teacher.

Madison Elementary School earns national honor – one of only two schools in state

Steady student achievement earns National Title I Distinguished School Award for Madison Elementary School.

Steady student achievement earns National Title I Distinguished School Award for Madison Elementary School.

Madison Elementary ELL (English language learners), Special Education, Hispanic, and low-income students are learning especially well. In fact, the school met all federal Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Maintaining student academic achievement growth from one year to the next shows intentional, strategic instruction to meet individual student needs. That kind of work, demonstrated by sustained student success, caught the attention of education analysis at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.

Everett School Board sets process for new board member appointment

School Board Vice President Carol Andrews announced the process and timeline for qualified applicants to submit application materials the board will consider in appointing a successor to former member and president Jeff Russell.

Everett School Board President Jeff Russell resigned December 1, 2013. Replacement will serve through 2015.

School Board Vice President Carol Andrews announced the process and timeline for qualified applicants to submit application materials the board will consider in appointing a successor to former member and president Jeff Russell. Russell created the vacancy when he resigned his position December 1, 2013, subject to board acceptance of his resignation during the December 10th regular board meeting.

Andrews charged the superintendent with starting the process to accept applications for board consideration in accordance with existing board policy and procedure.

Everett School Board to appoint replacement member after Jeff Russell resigns

Director and School Board President Jeff Russell resigns as of December 1, 2013. Replacement to be nominated by the community and chosen by the Everett School Board.

Director and School Board President Jeff Russell resigns as of December 1, 2013. Replacement to be nominated by the community and chosen by the Everett School Board.

In a message he said brought him “sadness and a tremendous sense of loss,” Superintendent Gary Cohn announced to Everett Public Schools staff this morning that he and School Board Vice President Carol Andrews, “ … were informed by a letter from School Board President Jeff Russell of his resignation from the board effective December 1.”

Cohn’s message to staff included comments from Russell’s letter. 

Sonja Delafosse selected from among 23,000 applicants as one of Microsoft's 250 Expert Educators

Sonja Delafosse is known locally as an expert educator – working with teachers to use technology to enhance student learning and the art of teaching. Now, Delafosse will take her expertise to the world as one of Microsoft’s 250 Expert Educators.

Everett Public Schools Education Technology Specialist Sonja Delafosse is known locally as an expert educator – working with teachers to use technology to enhance student learning and the art of teaching. Now, Delafosse will take her expertise to the world as one of Microsoft’s 250 Expert Educators.

Cascade High students take over South Everett Safeway on December 7th

For seven years in a row, the South Everett Safeway store has allowed Cascade High School DECA students to “take over” the store. Those who shop on Saturday, December 7, 2013, will see DECA student members throughout the store, “shadowing” employees to get hands on experience in the video, deli, floral, produce, seafood and bakery departments – and in the overall management of the retail grocery store business.

Friendly invasion is example of business partnership with real life learning experiences for students

For seven years in a row, the South Everett Safeway store has allowed Cascade High School DECA students to “take over” the store. Those who shop on Saturday, December 7, 2013, will see DECA student members throughout the store, “shadowing” employees to get hands on experience in the video, deli, floral, produce, seafood and bakery departments – and in the overall management of the retail grocery store business.

Penny Creek Elementary students’ artwork honors our veterans

Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display. Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

Another generation continues the tradition of honoring the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.

In honor of this celebratory day, Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display.

Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

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