Angela Baker, Dual Language Coordinator/ELL teacher at Vose Elementary School. Dual Language has been my passion since I studied abroad in Mexico. I am so honored to have the opportunity to work an amazing team of educators and the awesome community at Vose.
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20 Questions in 2 Minutes
20 Questions in 2 Minutes is our blog series in which we get to know Beaverton School District staff members.
Mayra Barraza Campuzano, First Grade Dual Language Teacher at Vose Elementary School. Being a dual language teacher gives me the opportunity to help encourage and celebrate children for being bilingual and bicultural. Learning two (and for some more) languages and cultures.
Sharon Smith Manley, School Counselor at Beaver Acres Elementary School. I have been a school counselor for 18 years and I feel incredibly grateful to have a job that I love. Helping students and their families learn to navigate the academic and social/emotional demands of school is a privilege. My role as a school counselor provides a unique opportunity to get to know every student and walk alongside them through each year of elementary school. Being the only school counselor in a building of over 750 students certainly has its challenges and I am honored to work with a team of very dedicated educators at Beaver Acres.
Ashgan Al Gburi, Math teacher at Mountain View Middle School. Being a math teacher at Mountain View Middle School means I can breathe new life into math, and make my class a place where students want to be. I inspire students to look beyond the pages of the textbook to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and mathematician communicators.
Sarah Langton, Digital Curriculum Specialist - Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA). I'm a teacher first, then digital curriculum specialist after that. I support all things digital when they relate to curriculum, curating it, answering teacher questions, and creating support materials for kids and teachers. I work mostly adaptive math applications K-12, so, Dreambox and Alex. This year I am responsible for organizing communication from the TOSA world out to teachers. That's a big one, and It's a work in progress.
Monique Singleton, Principal at Vose Elementary School. This is my second year to be principal here, and for me, I feel like I get to wear a lot of hats. I get to be head cheerleader for all the great things that are going on here, but also provide support to help lighten the load, and help clear a path so we can all have all our arrows pointed in the same direction toward supporting all of our diverse families and kids. I have a unique perspective because I was a parent at Vose for 10 years before I became the principal. So, I got to see all the great things from a parent perspective. And I had a lot of trust and faith in the teachers and staff. And then I got a really unique opportunity to become the principal, and peel back the curtain and see that it actually is as great as I thought. It really is that great of a place for kids and for adults to work. I see one of my key jobs is just to keep that positive climate and culture flourishing, and navigate and direct our efforts in a cohesive way forward toward some of the vision and goals that we've developed.