The MVSD is pleased to announce that Annika Troyer has been selected to serve as the certificated LBHS/ILC Integration Media Specialist. Working under a conditional certificate, Annika will assume an elevated role in support of student learning through the integration of technology and engagement in the research process.
Born in Washington State, Annika became a self-reported, “TCK (Third Culture Kid)” at the age of four when her parents elected to pursue careers as educators for the Department of Defense. Living abroad, Annika attended AFNORTH International School at the NATO Base in Limburg, the Netherlands. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Theory of Arts & Literature from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. Following her graduation from Jacobs University, she attended the European School of Economics in Lucca, Italy to pursue a Master’s Certification in Art & Event Management.
Returning to the United States in 2010, she met her husband, Brandon Troyer and started a family that includes Lucia Rose, their daughter, their dog, Moose, and cat, Ninja. After several adventurous years of exploration, the Troyer’s settled in the Methow Valley. Upon their arrival, Annika was hired by the MVSD as a substitute teacher. Shortly thereafter, Annika was selected to serve as the MVE Integration Media Specialist Paraeducator, working alongside Integrated Library/Media Specialist, Catie Barber.
Given Annika’s love of learning, curiosity about the world, and collaborative nature, we’re not surprised by her continued growth and development as a professional educator. When asked about the District’s decision to select Annika, MVSD Superintendent, Tom Venable stated, “Much like Lotty Ekblad’s recent transition from a Paraeducator position into a certificated Special Education teaching position, reflecting our belief in the capacity of our staff, we believe this is good for students, good for our staff, good for our school district… A win-win-win all the way around!”
As she steps into her new position, Annika is eager to facilitate changes within the LBHS library to keep pace with advances, serve in support of students and staff, and complete the certification process. She hopes to create a contemporary media center with new books, easy access to online resources, and areas for both quiet study and conferencing.
Outside of school, Annika enjoys making sushi, evening walks with her family, hot-spring hopping, editing, motorcycle rides with her husband, watching anime, playing soccer, cooking huge hotpots, traveling and, of course, reading!
Please join us as we congratulate Annika Troyer, LBHS/ILC’s new Integration Media Specialist!