Longtime Liberty English teachers Dani Golden and Jane Orme are joining forces during the 2018-19 school year as job-share partners in the Liberty Bell English Department!
After spending the past year caring for her two small children, Leo and Ezra, Dani Golden will be returning to the classroom to teach 9th grade English, Advisory, and Yoga.
Originally from New York, Dani has lived in Vermont, California. Montana and Switzerland before moving to the Methow Valley with her husband Josh Cole. Dani began working at Liberty Bell in 2007, teaching English and Yoga classes. Prior to serving as a classroom teacher, Dani worked as an Outward Bound instructor.
As such, she continues to facilitate enriching Outward Bound experiences for Liberty Bell students. When asked how she is feeling about her return to the classroom, Dani stated she’s excited to explore our diverse and evolving world through reading, writing, animated discussions, and looks forward to a great school year!
Equipped with over 40 years of teaching experience and a passion for good literature, drama, and the arts, Jane Orme is returning to the classroom to teach 7th grade English. Jane will also maintain her current teaching assignment as Liberty Bell’s Learning Assistance Program Coordinator.
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Jane moved with her family to the Methow Valley in 1983. She was hired to serve as an 8th grade teacher at what was then called Methow Valley Middle School. By the early 90’s, when the middle and high school merged, Jane found herself teaching English, reading, social studies and drama. When Jane’s not teaching, she can be found raising chickens, directing community theatre at The Merc, traveling, and enjoying her sweet dog, Pearl.
When asked comment on the job-share arrangement, LB Principal, Deborah DeKalb stated, “To be able to provide our students with access to two exceptional teachers in support of their development as writers is such a gift! When we speak with employers and faculty representing universities, community colleges, and vocational programs and ask them what should we be prioritizing throughout our schools as part of our instructional program, we receive the same response – The development of effective communicators who can skillfully write, speak and listen to others. Our students are so fortunate.”
Please join us as we welcome back Dani Golden and Jane Orme!