Category: Message from the Board

501(c)3 Certified

0 Comments January 21, 2019

Exciting PATH update! One of our board members, Owen Gabrielson, worked like crazy and got PATH 501(c)3 certified. Practically speaking, that means that the IRS agrees that we are who we say we are, and that if you donate to PATH, it’s a tax break. Hooray! Be on the lookout for some efforts we have […]

PTA Roundtable

0 Comments January 8, 2019

A few weeks ago I attended a meeting for PATH that brought some unexpected excitement our way. I was invited to attend the TSD PTA Roundtable meeting in December, to give them an intro to PATH. Don’t know what the PTA Roundtable is? You’re not alone! I hadn’t heard of it ‘til this past summer. I […]

School Board Report – Dec 18, 2018

0 Comments January 7, 2019

I attended the school board meeting on December 18, 2018, and there were a couple items I’d like to share. First, it was the board’s annual reorganization. Didem Pierson was elected as board president. Bill Clausmeyer, after many years of serving on the board, announced his resignation so he could have more time with family. […]

SENG model parent groups


Happy New Year, everyone! I have several things to share with you all, so be prepared for a few posts. 😊 Chris Everett, Tahoma SD’s administrator over elementary high cap, forwarded me an announcement about SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) model parent groups starting up in the region. You can click on this link […]

Secondary Site Plans

0 Comments December 6, 2018

Last Tuesday, I attended another school board meeting. The purpose of this particular meeting was to review the ‘Site Plans’ for the secondary schools in the district (Maple View Middle School, Summit Trail Middle School, and Tahoma High School). Site Plans are basically the priorities and plans the principals have created for their respective schools. […]

Middle School Site Plan Report


The strategic plans that Summit Trail and Maple View middle schools presented to guide their 2019-2020 school year focus.

WAETAG Conference Report (continued)

0 Comments October 30, 2018

You can read my first post on the WAETAG (Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted) conference here, where I relayed some of the knowledge that was shared. In this post, I want to highlight some of the connections I was able to make at the conference on behalf of PATH.

WAETAG Conference Report

0 Comments October 19, 2018

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the conference for WAETAG (Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted). This is the first year I’ve attended, and I’ve decided it’s going on my must-do list from now on. The two days were full of nationally-recognized speakers, breakout sessions, and a documentary film […]

Differentiation Done Right

0 Comments October 2, 2018

When something wonderful happens, don’t you just want to share it with the world? I want to tell you an experience I had while volunteering in a classroom this past month. I went in to help with math groups in my son’s third grade cougar classroom with Kim Fitzpatrick at Rock Creek Elementary. I’ve seen some […]