Connect & Collaborate

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — African proverb

Relationship is powerful. When we use our connections for the benefit of those we serve, we can have a much greater impact. We are creating space to listen to each other and to learn from each other’s experience and expertise. We’re all in this work together.

Most of the groups below are open to new members, but some are available by invitation-only. Open groups have a “join group” button, so please feel free to sign up. Invitation-only groups have restricted access, so click on the “learn more” button to get more information. It may be possible to join these groups if you meet certain criteria.

BEST
Consortium
NETWORK LEAD:
Jen Flo
Supporting and retaining new teachers and to ensure an equitable, high-quality education for every student (intended for superintendents, directors, teacher mentors, early career teachers)
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Business
Managers
NETWORK LEADS:
Julie Rupe &
Stephanie Griffiths
Staying current with State and Federal reporting and requirements (intended for business managers)
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Career
Pathways
NETWORK LEAD:
Lorie Thompson
Ongoing professional learning that leads to student STEM learning (intended for k–12 educators)
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CEDARS Data Managers
NETWORK LEAD:
Stephanie Griffiths
Learning how to use Skyward to meet State and Federal reporting and requirements (intended for district assigned staff)
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Childcare
NETWORK LEAD:
Pam Grigsby-Jones
Sharing resources and current information from DCYF and OSPI (intended for district assigned staff)
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Communication
Strategy
NETWORK LEAD:
Kristen Jaudon
Sharing messaging & resources to build community trust (intended for communications directors and superintendents)
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District Assessment Coordinators
NETWORK LEAD:
Russell Rice
Learning, sharing, and reflecting on rules, routines, and practices related to student assessment (intended for district assessment coordinators)
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Early Learning
NETWORK LEAD:
Kerri Blankenship
Addressing professional collaboration, Q&A, resource connection around distance learning (intended for Pre–K teachers)
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Early Learning
Fellows
NETWORK LEAD:
Kerri Blankenship
Improving pedagogy and practice in early learning education and developing leadership of self and others (intended for Early Learning Fellows)
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Educational Technology
NETWORK LEAD:
Andrew Hickman
Supporting the use of technology for instruction, sharing resources
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English Language Arts Fellows
NETWORK LEAD:
Cheryl Vance
Improving pedagogy and practice in literacy education and developing leadership of self and others (intended for ELA Fellows)
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Hi-Cap
Partners
NETWORK LEAD:
Jen Flo
Supporting the design, implementation, and sustainability of highly capable services (intended for superintendents, directors, and educators)
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Lewis County SpEd Cooperative
NETWORK LEADS:
Chris Doll &
Steve Bigelow
Improving instructional practices in special education settings (intended for co-op members)
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Mathematics
Fellows
NETWORK LEAD:
Carrie Black
Improving pedagogy and practice in mathematics education and developing leadership of self and others (intended for Math Fellows)
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Math Coalition
Grant
NETWORK LEAD:
Lorie Thompson
Providing early math activities for families and caregivers who live in rural and remote communities (intended for county early learning coalitions)
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New Teacher
Network
NETWORK LEAD:
Jen Flo
Providing opportunities for early career educators to connect, collaborate, and impact student learning (intended for all teachers new to teaching, K-12 and CTE)
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Nursing
& Health
NETWORK LEAD:
Lynn Nelson
Sharing best practices and receiving guidance from public health and OSPI (intended for regional school nurses and non-nurse student support administrators)
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Pipeline
Project
NETWORK LEAD:
Lorie Thompson
Creating partnerships between employers and educators to offer equitable access to STEM and trade-sector career pathways (intended for CTE directors, instructors, and employers)
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Principal
PLC
NETWORK LEAD:
Russell Rice
Learning about best practices in leadership and the principalship (intended for principals, assistant/vice principals, principal interns)
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RALLY
County Groups
NETWORK LEAD:
Lorie Thompson
Sharing social-emotional and behavioral & mental health resources, and regional event information (intended for community-based organizations)
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Risk
Management
NETWORK LEAD:
Stacia Bolger
Promoting a positive safety culture while building network connections (intended for district safety committee administrators and representatives)
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Science Fellows
NETWORK LEAD:

Scott Killough

Improving pedagogy and practice in science education and developing leadership of self and others (intended for Science Fellows)
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School Safety
NETWORK LEAD:
Dan Beaudoin
Share resources, training and technical assistance to create a healthy school climate and a safer atmosphere for students and staff.
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Skyward
NETWORK LEAD:
Stephanie Griffiths
Sharing best practices for handling food service, HR/payroll, nursing/health, special education, and student information within the Skyward platforms (SMS, WESPaC, Qmlstiv) and other WSIPC products.
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Special
Education
NETWORK LEAD:
Abby Bowers
Sharing solutions to common challenges surrounding special education (intended for special education administrators)
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STEM Network
NETWORK LEAD:
Scott Killough
Delivering in-time professional learning for science kits to improve the experience of teachers and students in the network (intended for k–8 science kit membership)
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Teaching and Learning Network
NETWORK LEAD:
Russell Rice
Learning, sharing, and reflecting on actions that improve learning for all students and staff (intended for curriculum directors/managers and educators)
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