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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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NWPE Member Leads in Waterville
posted by: Ruthie | February 12, 2014, 05:41 PM


NWPE member Justin Grillo is quite the leader!  Justin was instrumental in bringing the "The Leader In Me" program, based on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to his small rural school district in Waterville, WA.

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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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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 Inc., a fast-growing online collaboration provider. 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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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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Eric Lichte, NWPE Member, Receives NWPE Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 18, 2013, 10:36 PM

We are proud to announce that Mr. Eric Lichte, an NWPE member and life skills teacher of 18-21 year old students at Gateway PREP in Nampa, ID, received a $250 classroom grant to build work/potting benches for the PREP Greenhouse which will serve as student workstations to prepare potting plants and manage tools.  Mr. Lichte noted, “The opportunity to work in a greenhouse not only develops skills but also provides experience for potential employment after the completion of the program. The greenhouse is an interactive classroom that not only teaches students but also teaches the community the capabilities of the students.”  Mrs. Brenda Miller presented the grant at a teacher staff meeting.

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We are proud to announce that Leora White, an NWPE member in Nampa School District, Idaho, has been honored with a $200 NWPE scholarship award to attend and present at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Denver, CO, this April.  Leora, a math teacher at Lone Star Middle School in Nampa, stated that the conference will help with implementation of the Idaho State Common Core Standards and raise student achievement in areas identified as needing improvement.  Mrs. Brenda Miller, an NWPE member representative, awarded the grant at an 8th grade assembly.

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Congratulations to Ms. Nancy Schmid, an NWPE member and first grade teacher at Hope Elementary School, in Hope, ID.  NWPE Executive Director Cindy Omlin presented Ms. Schmid with a New Classroom Start-Up Grant for $250 at an afternoon staff collaboration meeting on Wednesday, March 6.

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NWPE Members Score Digital Learning Day Awards
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 02, 2013, 12:29 AM
Congratulations to NWPE members who won awards in the 21st Century Classroom Technology Innovation and Integration Video Award Contest!  The contest was sponsored by the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) for Digital Learning Day (DLD), February 6, 2013.  According the SDE, "The goal of Digital Learning Day, a partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is to highlight innovative teaching taking place in classrooms in Idaho and across the country so teachers can collaborate and share best practices with each other."   Continue Reading...
NWPE Member Jeffery Wehr Honored
posted by: Cindy Omlin | October 13, 2010, 07:58 PM

Congratulations to NWPE member Jeffery Wehr, of Odessa, WA, who was featured in a 2008 Spokesman-Review story about the challenges of teaching math and science.  Wehr has been named 2011 Teacher of the Year for Eastern Washington!  Continue Reading...

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