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  • SPU Principal Certification Graduates Head Schools of Distinction

    Jan 31, 2013

    Of the five schools within Thurston County selected among the 2012 Schools of Distinction, three are headed by graduates of SPU's Principal Certification program. Congratulations to Patty Kilmer, principal of East Olympia Elementary School, Gayle Mar-Chun, principal of Madison Elementary School, and Bob Richards, principal of Olympic View Elementary School. The School of Education is very proud of our graduates!

  • All Graduate Programs Open House on January 29

    Jan 14, 2013

    Come and learn what the School of Education graduate programs have to offer during an open house on January 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Meet faculty members. Discover graduate financial aid options. Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres.

  • Recent Alumna Receives Golden Apple Award

    Jan 10, 2013

    SPU alumna and River Ridge High School drama teacher Leslie Van Leishout has been recognized for her outstanding teaching with a 2012 Golden Apple Award, one of the most prestigious educational honors in the state.

  • Martinez Fellows Scholarships

    Jan 10, 2013

    The Martinez Foundation is offering two scholarships to graduate education students of color. Offering $5,000, the fellowships will provide ongoing support and mentoring for two future teachers. Find out if this fellowship is for you.

  • Start Planning Now to Receive Your Professional Certificate

    Dec 6, 2012

    ProTeach support seminars and Administrator’s Professional Certificate programs are available throughout the state. Contact us now to see what is available in your area. Are your colleagues interested, too? You may have enough to start your own cohort, and SPU provides the facilitator.

  • Murdock Charitable Trust Professional Development Grant

    Dec 5, 2012

    Leaders and teachers from seven private, Christian school districts are participating with SPU’s Murdock Charitable Trust’s professional development grant. Through development of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) in their schools, these educators’ collective commitment is ensuring success for each student.

  • SOE Brings Together Experts to Share Strategies for School Quality

    Aug 13, 2012

    From Autumn 2011 to Spring 2012, the School of Education hosted forums "Looking Beyond No Child Left Behind." Experts shared strategies on how school districts can become more effective. Read the article.

  • 2012 Day of Common Learning

    Aug 10, 2012

    Author and theologian Dr. Miroslav Volf returns to SPU as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Day of Common Learning, with the address "Christian Engagement in a Pluralistic World," October 10, 10 a.m., Brougham Pavilion.

  • All Graduate Programs Open House: October 2

    Aug 10, 2012

    Come and learn what the School of Education graduate programs have to offer during an open house on October 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Meet faculty members and get your questions answered. Discover graduate financial aid options. Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres.

  • Read Up

    Aug 7, 2012

    SPU literacy experts are transforming how students learn to read. Check out this Response magazine article.

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