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People of Mount Si–Jerry Zhu

Jerry Zhu

Keara Ryan, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2019

Grade: Junior   What are you most afraid of? "I am most afraid of finals right now. I need to get my grades up in some classes and finals dont help. I have an Asian family so that creates some extra stress. I’m told that if I don’t have As I won’t get into college. I think tha...

S’mores cookies will chase the winter blues away

S'mores cookies will chase the winter blues away

Kenzie Saunders, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2019

In the theme of Rest and Relax Week here at Mount Si, let’s do some nice, thoughtful meditation on the perfect summer’s eve. Yes, I know it’s cold and rainy out but you just have to trust me. Just imagine the warm wind blowing by a bonfire. The laughter of friends over muffled music. And… what...

New staff member–Amy Graham

Amy Graham

Bella Ortiz, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2019

Official job title: “I am Mount Si’s Agricultural education teacher.” Education: “I graduated from Tahoma High School in Maple Valley. I went to Washington State University. My original major was agriculture education. Halfway through I changed majors, and became an agribusiness major, so ...

New staff member–Chloe Traynor

Chloe Traynor

Grace Stetson, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

Job Title: “I teach 9th and 10th grade language arts, but mostly 9th grade, I only have one class of 10th graders.” Education: “I got both my Bachelors and Masters degree at Seattle University. I guess I just wanted to go back twice. I don’t know, I don’t know why I went to the same schoo...

New staff member–Christian Rider

Caroline Myers, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

Official Job Title/ Subjects: Special education, enrichment, social health and career readiness. Education: Graduated at Kennedy High School, and then graduated at Gonzaga with a bachelor's degree in economics and is looking to get masters in special education. Experience: Other paraeducator exper...

New staff member–Sara Dunlap-Bogan

Juliana Estrada, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

What is your official job title and what subject is it for? "I am the Drama Club Director/Adviser." Where did you go to school? What degree(s) do you have? "I have a bachelor’s degree in performance studies from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in theatre education from Emerso...

New staff member–Gracie Thompson

Gracie Thompson

Noah Young, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

What is your official Job Title? " I teach FACSE courses, also known as Family and Consumer Science Education. At SVSD I teach CTE Health and CTE Creative Cooking." Where did you go to college? " I attended Western Washington University and took enough classes to receive my 5th year degree (almost a Master's deg...

New staff member–Dennis Crane

Dennis Crane

Allyson Tarantino, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

Official Job Title? “Teacher for Photo and Digital Media” Education? “I got my degree from WSU and I taught at Western” Work Experience? “Taught in Honduras which is in Central America for 13 months." Also taught for 30+ years in the Bellevue School District What do you like best ...

New staff member–Tony Schlotfeldt

Tony Schlotfeldt

Toby Hatch, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

Job Title: Physical Education teacher--0 period weight training, Fit for Life Education: Central Washington University--Bachelor of Science in Physical Education; City University--Masters in Education Experience: Worked at Chief Kanim for 17 of his 18 yeas in the Snoqualmie Valley School District.  S...

New staff member–Sarah George

Sarah George

Zoe Anderson, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

What is your official job title and subjects taught? Science teacher. Honors Inquiry Biology Where did you go to school and what is your degree?  University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Biology and psychology, masters in Science Education What is your experience with teaching? Taught at Fife H...

New Staff Member–Jaime Evans

Jaime Evans

Ethan Roberts, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

Job Title: English teacher, 9th and 12th grades Education: Sonoma Sate University, Swansea University, Dominican University Experience: Taught in California for 5 years. Favorite Thing about MSHS: Very friendly, a good view If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be? London Favorite food: Cu...

New staff member–Nolan Rosenlund

Nolan Rosenlund

Abby Laufer, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

Job Title:  Paraeducator Education: Mount Si High School Experience: Substitute teacher here at MSHS for 2 months. This is his first year as a full-time staff member. Favorite thing about MSHS: All of the opportunities that the students have to help them grow. Additional Information: ...

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