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Congratulations to Ms. Stephanie Rice, a K-12 English/Language Arts teacher at Council Jr-Sr High School in Council, ID, on her $500 Classroom Grant award from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s only non-union professional teacher association. Ms. Leah Guelker, NWPE representative, presented the grant at a staff gathering. The award will fund Ms. Rice’s purchase of e-books for her classroom’s Kindle e-readers expanding the reading choices available to her students.

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Vallivue Math Teacher Wins Scholarship
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 29, 2014, 03:25 AM

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Best, an NWPE member and math teacher at Vallivue High School in Caldwell, ID.  Mr. Best was awarded a $300 scholarship from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) by Ms. Leah Guelker, NWPE representative, at an April 8 staff meeting.  Mr. Best will utilize the funds to attend the Foundation for Teaching Economics Institute on Environment and Economics this summer.  According to Mr. Best, “Many students are interested in environmental issues. This Institute will provide me with an array of issues to use with my AP Statistics students as well as my Geometry students and provide me with classroom activities that I can tailor to my students needs.”

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A recent editorial by Rep. Scott Bedke, Idaho’s Speaker of the House, points out that selective use of statistics can paint a dreary and unenlightened landscape of the success of a state’s teachers and students.

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Bob McMichael Awarded NWPE New Classroom Start Up Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 27, 2014, 10:49 PM

Congratulations to Mr. Bob McMichael, a 7-12th grade language arts teacher at Cambridge Jr./Sr. High School in Cambridge, ID.   A new member of Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), Mr. McMichael was awarded a $250 NWPE New Classroom Start-Up Grant on February 26, 2014 by Ms. Leah Guelker, an NWPE representative.

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Congratulations to Crystal Davidson, a middle school science teacher at Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell, ID!  A member of Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), Crystal was awarded a $250 NWPE New Classroom Start-Up Grant on February 10, 2014 by Cherri Sabala, NWPE Board Member.

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Congratulations to Helen Sauer, a K-7 special education teacher at Heritage Academy in Jerome, ID, who has been awarded a $250 New Classroom Start-Up Grant from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the Northwest’s only non-union professional teacher association. Cherri Sabala, NWPE Board Member, presented the grant award which will fund purchase of special education curriculum for reading, written language, and math so that Ms. Sauer can assist students according their ability levels.

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North Idaho STEM to expand
posted by: Ruthie | January 31, 2014, 05:21 PM

Congratulations to North Idaho STEM Charter Academy founders and NWPE members, Scott and Colleen Thomson, whose school has been approved to expand from K-8 to high school grades.  A grand prize winner of the ID21 Award, the school received a $50,000 grant for its innovative learning style by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.  The school is featured in this winner’s video.

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Rachel Rojas Wins $500 Teacher Scholarship
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 06, 2014, 09:31 PM

Congratulations to Ms. Rachel Rojas, a high school art teacher at the Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa, ID.  Ms. Rojas has been awarded a $500 scholarship from Northwest Professional Educators to attend the National Art Education Association Conference this March in San Diego. The grant was presented at a staff meeting by NWPE representative, Ms. Leah Guelker.

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NWPE Congratulates Katie Graupman, 2013 Milken Educator
posted by: Ruthie | January 06, 2014, 06:46 PM

Congratulations to Katie Graupman, an English teacher at Timberlake High School, in Lakeland School District, Rathdrum, ID, who was awarded the 2013 Milken Educator Award for the state of Idaho.

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Lisa Young, NI-STEM Charter Academy, Wins NWPE Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 18, 2013, 10:36 PM

Congratulations to Ms. Lisa Young, a middle school math and science teacher at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy, who has been awarded a $500 Classroom Grant to purchase a mat-cutting kit with safety knives and poster board.

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Heather Marr, Boise, ID, Teacher Wins NWPE Scholarship
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 19, 2013, 01:46 AM

Congratulations to Heather Marr, a Boise High School Student Council, English, and Advanced Placement Literature teacher in Boise, ID, who has been awarded a $500 scholarship from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE).  Ms. Leah Guelker, NWPE representative, presented the award at a Language Arts Department meeting.  Ms. Marr will utilize the funds to attend and present at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference in Boston, MA.  Her presentation will focus on how to engage reluctant readers and writers in middle school using stereotype analysis which focuses on teen interests while working to explode misconceptions and helping teens gain a sense of personal and community identity.  She will demonstrate how teachers can interact effectively and respectfully with struggling students while incorporating the new Common Core State Standards in a meaningful and rigorous way.

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Joie Cariaga, Nampa, ID, Receives NWPE Classroom Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 19, 2013, 12:30 AM

Congratulations to Ms. Joie Cariaga, a Choir and Spanish teacher at Skyview High School, in Nampa, ID. At a recent staff meeting, Ms. Leah Guelker, NWPE representative, presented Ms. Cariaga with a $500 Classroom Grant to purchase an iPad and accessories to help her access the school's established Wi-Fi network enabling her to instruct with the aid of technology in a seamless manner.

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Anthony Haskett, Nampa, ID, Receives NWPE Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 18, 2013, 11:50 PM

Congratulations to Mr. Anthony Haskett, a fourth grade teacher at Ronald Reagan Elementary in Nampa, ID.  At a recent staff meeting, Ms. Leah Guelker, NWPE representative, presented Mr. Haskett with a $460 Classroom Grant to purchase two iPods to allow students to create multimedia presentations as well as use the apps to support learning in the classroom.

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NWPE Announces New Board of Directors
posted by: Cindy Omlin | July 12, 2013, 01:41 AM

Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s premier non-union, professional educator association, is pleased to announce the election of its new board of directors and officers.

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NWPE members named among Lakeland's finest!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | June 13, 2013, 08:50 PM

Congratulations to NWPE members Linda Bruner and Keith Neuberger who received recognition by the Lakeland School District as this year's top educators.  Both math teachers, Ms. Bruner was honored as the district's Teacher of the Year and Mr. Neuberger was honored as Timberlake Junior High School's Teacher of the Year at a district awards banquet at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

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Congratulations to Mr. Matt Elven, NWPE member and math and economics teacher at Grangeville High School in Grangeville, ID.  Matt was awarded $5,000 from Smartsheet.com Inc., a fast-growing online collaboration provider.  Smartsheet.com awarded $25,000 in excellence in the classroom awards to five Idaho high school math and English teachers based on student nominations of teachers for making a positive impact on students’ lives.

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Annette Lutes, NWPE Member, Wins NWPE Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 21, 2013, 04:10 AM

Ms. Annette Lutes, an NWPE member and 8-12th grade special education teacher at Black Canyon High School, has been awarded a $200 classroom grant from Northwest Professional Educators.  Mrs. Brenda Miller, an NWPE representative, presented the grant at a school staff meeting.  The grant will be used to help fund an iPad be used with a student who needs it for a communication device.  Annette stated that the technology will be shared through integrated activities that include general education students and special education students within a collaborative teaching setting.

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Ms. Mary Thompson, a K-8 math teacher for Idaho Distance Education Academy, has received a $200 scholarship award from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s only non-union professional teacher association.  Ms. Thompson’s scholarship will fund a course called "Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually" through Northwest Nazarene University this spring.  She notes that, “This will help me better teach the parents and students I work with to understand math in a mental, conceptual way and to better transition into the Common Core Standards and new assessments.”

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Two Idaho Arts Charter School teachers and members of NWPE have received awards to advance student achievement and professional development. 

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Congratulations to Mrs. Colleen Thomson, Director of Instruction at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy, and the school team of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers, who have been awarded a $250 classroom grant from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE).  The grant will be used to take 4th, 5th & 6th grade students to compete in the Idaho Tech: NASA Space Consortium Mars Rover Competition at the University of Idaho on April 26th.

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