Moving Parts: MVSD Selects Grant Storey to Serve as the CTE/Dual Credit and Technology Coordinator

New LBHS teacher Grant Storey The MVSD is pleased to announce the selection of Grant Storey as the district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Dual Credit, and Technology Coordinator.

As the CTE/Dual Credit, and Technology Coordinator, Grant will be working closely with Crosby Carpenter, LBHS Principal, Sara Mounsey, ILC Principal, Catie Barber, MVE Library Media Specialist -Technology Coordinator, staff, and community-based mentors to cultivate expanded pathways and related course offerings toward graduation and beyond. In addition, Grant will be joining the LBHS Science Department, teaching science coursework.

When asked to describe how he felt about being hired by the MVSD, Grant stated, “I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the Methow community as the CTE/Dual Credit and Technology Coordinator at LBHS. I look forward to joining a passionate team of administrators and educators in the Methow Valley School District already working to create meaningful CTE pathways, expand dual credit opportunities, and integrate technology, preparing Methow Valley students for a broad range of post-secondary educational and career opportunities.”

For the past 9 years, Grant has served as a CTE and College in the High School (CiHS) teacher at Cleveland STEM High School in Seattle Public Schools. Before teaching, Grant was a graduate student and post-doctoral researcher at UW, focused on biophysics and understanding the effect of drugs on cellular function. As an educator, his role at Cleveland HS centered around the collaborative development of a project-based CTE pathway that creates hands-on, career connected learning experiences. He also taught the CiHS course, Biology 100: Addiction and the Brain, through the University of Washington in the High School Program. When asked about his experience developing meaningful pathways and course offerings, Grant remarked, “I have seen how well designed CTE pathways and dual credit opportunities increase student engagement and rigor, propelling students towards success. I look forward to supporting and growing the work of the district, through community partnerships and mentorship already present in the Valley.”

Outside of the school setting, Grant and his wife Helen, “…love showing our girls (Cora and Abby) all our favorite things: Trail running, biking, camping, hiking, playing in the lakes and rivers, and skiing!” Having spent a considerable amount of time getting to know the Methow Valley over the years, they are now ready to call it their home.

Please join us as we welcome Grant, Helen, Cora and Abby!