Monday, March 10, 2014

Preparing for the trip

On March 11, Bend – La Pine teachers, administrators and district leaders will be traveling to Kigali, Rwanda for ten days.   We (Assistant Superintendent Jay Mathisen, Morning Star Outreach coordinator, Shannon Mathisen, their daughters Molly and Daisy, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Shay Mikalson, Bend High School Principal HD Weddel,  his wife retired teacher Patty Weddel, Bend High science teacher Kathleen Yaeger, Highland Magnet School Principal Paul Dean, Mudpies & Lullabies pre-school teacher, Mary Dean, and their daughters Bridget and Maddie) will be visiting schools and running a weeklong conference on effective instructional practices for fellow educators. 

Last night we gathered together to pack 12 suitcases worth of clothing for a Rwanda orphanage, $4,000 in books for students and teachers and schwag for the 40 - 50 educators attending the training.  Many thanks to Al and Claudia Hulbert, Karen Stiner and Pat Yaeger for helping see us off and especially to Al for transporting the suitcases to the airport tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Safe travels, good luck and have some fun while you are there.
    The world is a better place becuase of people like you.
    Tracy & Rich