As we prepare for the 2019-20 school year, we want to share a few staffing changes taking place within the MVSD. They include…
3rd Grade Teacher, Tirzah Quigley
As mentioned earlier this spring, we are excited to announce the selection of Tirzah Quigley as the new MVES third grade teacher! Transferring from her current position as the REACH Coordinator and Literacy Support Specialist, Tirzah brings a wealth of teaching experience, creativity, and excitement about returning to the classroom.
When asked about her new position, Tirzah stated, “While I have thoroughly enjoyed working as the REACH Coordinator and reading teacher over the past eight years, I am looking for a new challenge.” When asked about being a part of a team, she went on to state, “I’m excited to become a part of this amazing third grade team and am looking forward to my new role in 2019-2020.”
Literacy Support Specialist and Dyslexia Coordinator, Katie Hover
Katie Hover has been selected to serve as MVES’s new Literacy Support Specialist and Dyslexia Coordinator. Katie has worked at Methow Valley Elementary in a variety of roles over the past 10 years. During her tenure, she has served as a second grade and kindergarten teacher, reading specialist, early childhood specialist, extended school year teacher, Cub Club instructor, and AAU basketball coach. Prior to getting her masters in teaching, she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in communications/journalism.
For several years she worked in Seattle at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a special events coordinator, fundraising and creating awareness about this genetic disease that affects children and young adults. In her new role, Katie will not only be providing literacy support, but will also be working alongside classroom teachers to support the continued development of a structured literacy program in support of elementary-age students identified as dyslexic and/or struggling with similar literacy-based learning challenges. When asked about her new assignment, Katie stated, “I am excited about the direction our district and school is going in the area of literacy and look forward to stepping into this new position!”
Family and Community Engagement/REACH Program Coordinator, Katharine Bill
Having served as the MVSD’s Early Childhood and Childcare Coordinator, LBHS Internship Coordinator, and more recently, as the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Katharine will be adding the coordination of the REACH program to her long list of duties. Some of Katharine’s recent work has included the initiation of an exceptional after-school childcare and enrichment program serving approximately two-thirds of the Methow Valley Elementary School students and the development of a rapidly growing community-based internship program for high school-age students attending Liberty Bell.
These programs serve as just a couple examples of her exceptional work that is positively impacting the students, parents, and the community we serve. We anticipate the same will be true as she looks to build upon the great work facilitated by former REACH Program Coordinator, Tirzah Quigley.
World Language Teacher, Eveline Wathen
In an effort to provide increased levels of flexibility and support in the area of world languages, Liberty Bell World Language Teacher, Eveline Wathen will be expanding her services from a part-time to a full-time position.
Our students are so fortunate to have access to an exceptional teacher who speaks several languages!
Please join us as we acknowledge Tirzah Quigley, Katie Hover, Katharine Bill, and Eveline Wathen for ensuring every student can shine!