Antoine Paige (MAT '16) is one of three new assistant principals at Clover Park High School. Previously he taught English Language Arts and History and Foss High School in Tacoma Public Schools for six years.
Cheryl Inouye (MAT '05) earned a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations from University of Hawaii-Manoa. Her dissertation focused on "Hoʻolohe Pono: Listening to the Voices of Parents and Community to Envision a School-Family-Community Partnership at Waimānalo School". She is currently serving as a principal at Kaʻelepulu Elementary School on Oahu.
Kyle Reinke (MAT '20) was selected as a Knowles Teaching Fellow. The Fellows Program provides professional development focused on practitioner inquiry and community-building to early-career high school science and math teachers during their first five years of teaching.
A Special Student Issue of the Race and Pedagogy Journal Engaging Teaching Dilemmas to Foster Culturally Responsive and Antiracist Teaching Practice features the master's work of seven MAT '19 alumni: Julianne Bonnell, Erica Gott, Erika Horwege, Sheri-Ann Nishiyama, Hayley Rathburn, Dylan Richmond, and Robbie Wood. They share reflections representing how race and racism are visible, silenced, and/or dismissed in classrooms and schools. Also included in this issue are reflections from teacher educators and community partners who contribute their voices to the journal in response to their engagement with MAT candidates' projects.
Andrew Miller (MAT ’05) is currently the Director of Personalized Learning at Singapore American School, supporting competency-based learning, customized pathways, and flexible learning environments. He also serves as a consultant for ASCD. Previously, he was an Instructional Coach at the Shanghai American School in China.
Sarah Brauner (MAT ’17) 8th grade English Language Arts at Columbia Junior High School was honored as the Fife School District Certificated Employee of the Year. The staff in each school building votes to select one certificated employee of the year and one classified employee of the year. These selected employees from each school are then asked to write an essay. Based on that essay, the selected employees of the year from the previous year vote on who receives the district employee of the year awards. Read Sarah’s reflections about the importance of relationships in teaching.
Ryan Baker’s (MAT '18) thesis paper, "Students at the Center, Progress in the Present: Integrating Frameworks for Justice-Oriented Learning," was chosen as the 2018 University of Puget Sound Writing Excellence Award winner for graduate program submissions.
A Special Student Issue of the Race and Pedagogy Journal Undoing Miseducation: Centering Race and Unlearning Racism in Teacher Education features the master’s work of twelve MAT ‘18 alumni: Ryan Baker, Rebecca Bathrick, Ninoshka Chavez, Austin Docter, Holly Keehn, Colin Kelly, Madeline McVay, Beth O’Reilly, Spencer Rake-Marona, Robin Rosenberg, Jordan Ross, Cameron Stedman. They share reflections representing how race and racism are visible, silenced, and/or dismissed in classrooms and schools.
Shannen Riede (MAT '17) is featured in Tacoma Public Schools' video "Everything you dreamed it to be," relating her experiences as a first-year teacher at Crescent Heights Elementary School.
Lisa Sternadel Rodgers (MAT '03) was awarded the Milken Award. Milken Educators are selected early to mid-career for what they have achieved and the promise of what they will accomplish. Lisa teaches ninth grade physical science and AP biology at Grandview High School in Aurora, CO, and was selected for creating an engaging and blended learning classroom for her high school students.
Bryan Johnson (MAT '97) was selected to the Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship program. Bryan explored the Galapagos Islands in pursuit of enhancing geographic knowledge with hands-on field experience. Bryan is a national board-certified fifth-grade teacher in Tacoma and uses Google Earth in unique ways to enhance his students' understandings of and connections to the planet.
Bryan Sullivan (MAT '14) and his drama students at Kamiak High School were nominated for 12 awards from The 5th Avenue high school awards program for their spring musical, "Footloose." They received more nominations than any other high school in the state.