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8 • August 31, 2011 • Snoqualmie Valley Record

Classes begin at Valley schools

Above, Seth Truscott; Left, Carol Ladwig/Staff Photos

Top, North Bend Elementary fourth graders Meg Morris, left, and Megan Simpson, center, share hugs and greetings with classmates on the playfield prior to first class, Tuesday, Aug. 30. They’re excited for the reunion as well as new teachers. Left, Snoqualmie Elementary School teacher Cindy Hodgins shows Kalin, left, and Ryan, where to go on their first day back at school. The Snoqualmie Valley School District started the school year budgeting for about 6,100 students. Riverview School District begins classes on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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Eight new teachers and staff will be joining the Riverview School District for the coming school year, filling vacated positions. New hires include: • Daniel Fassler—Cedarcrest High School Language Arts Teacher. Fassler holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Western Washington University, and has substituted and interned in the Lynden School District. • Loren Briggs—CHS Social Studies Teacher. He holds a degree in secondary education from the University of Montana Western, and has spent six years teaching in Los Angeles, California and in Issaquah. • Thomas Ames—Tolt Middle School Math Teacher. Ames holds a degree in secondary math education from Montana State University, and a master’s of accountancy from Golden Gate University. He taught seventh and eighth grade math in the Northshore School District last year and has substituted in the Northshore and Riverview school districts. • Angela Olson—Eagle Rock Multi-Age K/1 Teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix and a master’s in teaching from city university. She has taught Kindergarten at a private school, and was a long-term substitute teacher last year in the Eagle Rock Multi-Age Program in Riverview. • Jane McCoy—Retire/Rehire Learning Center Humanities Teacher for CHOICE Program. McCoy holds a master’s of education from the University of Portland and has taught high school language arts for 33 years, including six years at Cedarcrest. • David Taylor—Retire/Rehire District Physical Therapist. Taylor holds a master’s in physical therapy from the University of Washington and has been the physical therapist in the Bremerton, Lake Washington, and Northshore School Districts, as well as two years in American Samoa and one year in Kenya. • Donna Reier—Cherry Valley Elementary Head Secretary. Reier has been secretary for nine years at Skyline High School. • Elizabeth Mauer – Maintenance Program Assistant. Mauer has more than 10 years experience as an executive assistant in Seattle, and lives in Carnation.

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