Vancouver AVID teacher, family, visit the president
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A Vancouver AVID teacher and her family with West Wing connections met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on April 4.
Bethany Rivard, a teacher at Fort Vancouver High School, traveled to Washington, D.C., with her husband, David Smith, and their daughters, Sage Smith, 6, and Elsa Smith, 5. They were invited to attend the president's departure meeting with Jamie Smith, his former deputy press secretary... more
What's New: Blog
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:23PM
By Jeanie Greenidge, AVID Teacher and Coordinator, O’Banion Middle School
Every school has at least one. That teacher who does the “hard, personal stuff.”
She is the one who takes a student shopping for her first bra
, when it’s time (because there is no one else available to do it). It is that teacher whom the other teachers approach to have a talk about the nuances of deodorant
; that teacher who has an extra stock of snacks in case of hunger, of extra uniform clothing, some extra balm for chapped lips, feminine hygiene products, extra pens and pencils, and extra time to “be there” for our students; to listen and try to understand students. These “soft” skills come more easily for some teachers than others. These teachers can become a tribe unto themselves... more
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