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From 1990 to 1999

    • 02/15/2017

      Sharon Chinn MA ’91 received the 2016 Otis McCreery Outstanding Service Award from the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals. Chinn works at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling as director of Educational Career, Licensing, and Accreditation Services.

    • 12/06/2017

      Mary Dilles MAT ’91 has retired from her career as an ESL teacher in Portland Public Schools. She and her husband have moved to Port Townsend, Washington, where she plans to work as a dyslexia tutor and pursue her own writing and creative projects.

    • 04/20/2018

      Ron Podmore MAT ’92, an educator and writer in Washington, penned a piece for the Seattle Times titled, “Honor disabilities-rights pioneers by shattering more glass ceilings.” The article draws attention to the growing number of people with disabilities who are overcoming bias and taking jobs in high places as well as the legacy of activism that made it possible.

    • 10/14/2016

      David Slater MAT ’95, a teacher and prolific author of dozens of books for children, teens, and adults, was featured in the Reno News and Review. In the piece, he discusses the choices and events that led him to where he is, and the stories and writers who inspire him. Slater’s teen fantasy series, Forbidden Books, is up for a second printing, and he’s considering developing it for the big screen as well.

    • 10/13/2017

      Kit Wilding BA ’95, MAT ’97 and her family just returned to Oregon after living and teaching in China and Dubai for the last seven years. Her older son is a senior at Wilson High School and her younger son is a freshman there. Wilding teaches in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

    • 09/19/2017

      Kelli Clark MAT ’97 has moved from St. Mary’s Academy to St. Ignatius in Portland, where she will serve as principal.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jeff Rose MAT ’97, EdD ’08 was named superintendent of the Fulton School District in East Point, Georgia.

    • 09/20/2017

      Matthew “Scott” Crisp MAT ’98, principal of Jackson High School in Jackson, Wyoming, was awarded a prestigious fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education. He is one of seven educators chosen from around the country to attend meetings in Washington, D.C., to help strengthen the connection between Department of Education staff and local education leaders.

    • 10/14/2016

      Carolyn Brown Miller MAT ’98 has returned to Cedaroak Park Primary as principal after leaving the same position in 2011 to serve as executive director of elementary schools for the Beaverton (Oregon) School District.

    • 04/25/2018

      Jason Rodgers BA ’98, MAT ’99 was just awarded the Eugene Kaza Music Educator of the Year Award by the Portland Youth Philharmonic. The award celebrates music teachers who “go above and beyond to inspire, educate, and instill excellence” in their students. Rodgers lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with his wife, Jessica Youngman BA ’98, and their 13-year-old daughter, Lily. When he’s not teaching, he builds custom electric guitars under the moniker Jayemar Guitars. He exhibited several guitars at the Vancouver International Guitar Festival in Vancouver, B.C., over the summer. 

    • 10/14/2016

      Matt Anderson MA ’99, a pediatric dentist, has returned with his family to Oregon from San Diego to work at Bluefish Dental.