Fall Teachers' Meetings
Early August finds Alaskan teachers traveling to Anchorage for the beginning of school teachers' in-service. This year was a special time. Alaska has added several new teachers and teaching assistants to make their staff the largest it has been in years. They now have six schools and 16 full-time teachers and an expanding enrollment.
Subjects under consideration this year were the Pathways language arts program, the Republic of China centennial kit, fundraising and first-aid/CPR. Teachers teamed to talk about ways to implement the new programs.
Tamara Randolph, Walla Walla University teacher, had the keynote address. Randolph talked about ways to share the gospel through new social networking. She had just been to the Anchorage Zoo and shared some of her purchases. Patti Revolinski, North Pacific Union Conference elementary associate director, brought with her Heidi Jorgenson, Bayside, Calif., teacher, and Cindy Patten, Libby, Mont., teacher. They teamed together to talk about ways to implement the new Pathways program. The in-service ended on Wednesday with a refresher course in first-aid/CPR, with all the teachers getting two-year certificates. The teachers look forward to the time of fellowship and inspiration to begin the school year.