Three Pacific teaching alumni are among grant-winning educators in Oregon.
Jerimy Kelley '06, MAT '08 will become the principal of Scappoose High School in July 2021.
A kindergarten teacher's extra effort set Lillian Wolfe '20 on the path to teaching.
Kawika Boro '13, MAT '14 is the choir and piano teacher at Kamehameha Maui following the retirement of the founding choir teacher in 2020.
Michelle Andersen MAT '98 published her debut book, a children's picture book titled The Owl Who Asks Why.
As the parent of five, Keli Bruehling BEd ’22 already knows she loves kids. But balancing that family with a job and a college education? That would take love and dedication. Bruehling is in her first year of the Pacific University School of Learning & Teaching bachelor of education program in Roseburg, Ore. “I quickly learned that my family, my employer, my professors and my cohort make an amazing support system and they want to help me succeed,” she said.
Andy Haugen ’11, MAT ’13 loves seeing his students’ “ah-ha” moments. “You always get a different group of students every year, and you never know what their background or thought processes are,” he said. “It’s always fresh, it’s always unique.” Haugen is a history teacher at Valley Catholic High School, a private school in Beaverton, Ore., where he also is the school librarian.
A first-generation college student, Garcia Angeles started his life in a farming community in Mexico. When he was 9, he moved with his family — his “amazing parents who have only a third- and sixth-grade education” — to Oregon, where he started fourth grade as an English language learner. Now, as the first in his family to attend and graduate college, he is pursuing his master of arts in teaching at Pacific, planning to work at a Title I school in or near Hillsboro.
As a faculty member in Pacific University’s School of Learning & Teaching, Bryan Cichy-Parker is focused on other people’s needs: both his students and the generations of children they will influence. “From the admissions process to graduation, you have someone by your side who thinks about your needs and the needs of the possibly two generations of children that you could end up teaching.
Jeffrey Bullock MAT '96 Named Finalist for Superintendent of Klamath Falls City Schools Board of Education
Jeffrey Bullock MAT '96 was named a finalist for the superintendent of Klamath Falls City Schools Board of Education position in February 2021.