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Burien Teacher Melissa Cook selected for 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Burien Teacher Melissa Cook selected for 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Congrats to Melissa Cook – a second grade teacher in Highline Public Schools – who was selected by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions for the 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship. Along with... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: City of Normandy Park looking to hire Preschool Teacher

JOB: City of Normandy Park looking to hire Preschool Teacher

The City of Normandy Park is looking to hire a Preschool Teacher: Preschool Teacher Position 20 hours per week with Benefits Pay Range $13.00 to 18.00/per hour Job Description Summary: The Teacher... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: John Knox Community Preschool looking to hire Preschool Teacher

JOB: John Knox Community Preschool looking to hire Preschool Teacher

The John Knox Community Preschool – a ministry of the John Knox Presbyterian Church in Normandy Park – is seeking to hire a certified Preschool Teacher. The position is part time mornings, 9:00-noon,... [Read more]

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

“Mr. J” – aka longtime Gregory Heights 4th Grade Teacher Mike Janecke – will be retiring, and an event to honor him is set for Wednesday, June 22 at the school. Janecke has taught at... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Highline Public Schools Teacher Darcy Smith acquitted of raping student

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Teacher Recruiting Event on Wednesday, June 24, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the District office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Meet Highline principals and assistant... [Read more]

White Center Teacher named top ‘Innovative Teacher in America’

White Center Teacher named top ‘Innovative Teacher in America’

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Jamie Ewing, a teacher at White Center’s Mount View Elementary, earned first place in The Henry Ford’s Innovative Nation Teacher Awards. Ewing is one of... [Read more]

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

Highline Counselor Shauna Pierson named ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction’

Highline Counselor Shauna Pierson named ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction’

Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE) Counselor Shauna Pierson has been selected as a ‘Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction.’ The special program of the National Honor Society of High... [Read more]

Raisbeck Aviation’s Julie Burr honored with Woman in Aerospace Award

Raisbeck Aviation’s Julie Burr honored with Woman in Aerospace Award

Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) teacher Julie Burr is being honored with a prestigious national award for her dedication to aerospace education. The RAHS Coordinator of Work-based Learning &... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Honored as American Sign Language Teacher of the Year

Highline Teacher Honored as American Sign Language Teacher of the Year

Joani Bishop, American Sign Language (ASL) teacher at the Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE), was honored by her peers as ASL Teacher of the Year…

Highline Teacher Darcy Smith Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

Highline Teacher Darcy Smith Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

Left to right: HPS Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, Darcy Smith, Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati. Photo courtesy Highline School District. Darcy Smith, a sixth grade literacy teacher at McMicken... [Read more]

New Start Teacher Beverly Mowrer Takes Top Honors in Golden Apple Awards

New Start Teacher Beverly Mowrer Takes Top Honors in Golden Apple Awards

Highline School District teacher Beverly Mowrer received the highest honor in the 2012 Golden Apple Awards sponsored by KCTS 9. Mowrer was awarded the Stanley O. McNaughton Award, which recognizes one... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Beverly Mowrer Honored With ‘Golden Apple’ Award

Highline Teacher Beverly Mowrer Honored With ‘Golden Apple’ Award

Beverly Mowrer (pictured above with some of her students), a teacher at Highline’s New Start program, is one of eight teachers in the state to receive this year’s Golden Apple Award from KCTS 9, Seattle’s... [Read more]

PHOTO: Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Prize Patrol’ Awards Teachers

PHOTO: Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Prize Patrol’ Awards Teachers

Janette Yee at Parkside Elementary receives an oversized grant check from the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence for a special class project. Photo courtesy Highline Schools Foundation. On Friday... [Read more]

For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau

For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau

It almost sounds like a “Saturday Night Live” sketch – cast the legendary, self-aware King of kitschy over-acting William Shatner as Host. Add as Guests convicted child rapist Mary Kay... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Payback Time As JFK Teacher Gets Tattoo At Assembly

PHOTOS: Payback Time As JFK Teacher Gets Tattoo At Assembly

Story and Photos by Michael Brunk Something a little different happened this past Friday (Feb. 26th) at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien. As the end of the school day approached, students... [Read more]

Longtime Highline Teacher & Swim Coach Robin Hoof Passes Away; Memorial Will Be Sunday, Nov. 8th

Longtime Highline Teacher & Swim Coach Robin Hoof Passes Away; Memorial Will Be Sunday, Nov. 8th

Robin Hoof, longtime swim coach and teacher for the Highline School District, lost her battle against cancer and passed away on Oct. 22nd. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8th at 1pm at... [Read more]

Advertiser Vision Collision Sponsoring Weekend Car Wash Fundraiser For Local Teacher Fighting Breast Cancer

Advertiser Vision Collision Sponsoring Weekend Car Wash Fundraiser For Local Teacher Fighting Breast Cancer

BTB Advertiser Vision Collision is sponsoring a car wash this Saturday and Sunday to help raise funds for Robin Hoof, a local teacher who is fighting breast cancer. The event takes place on both this Saturday... [Read more]

Highline School District Teacher Wins Presidential Award

Highline School District Teacher Wins Presidential Award

Michele Brees (pictured at left), a fifth-grade teacher at SeaTac’s Madrona Elementary School, won a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Brees teaches math and science... [Read more]

A Journalism Teacher Reflects On The Seattle P-I, Part 4

A Journalism Teacher Reflects On The Seattle P-I, Part 4

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On March 17, 2009, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final print edition, completing a more than 145-year run. Its online presence continues. We at The B-Town Blog, while excited about the future of neighborhood blogs such as ours, lament the folding of great US newspapers, particularly those with such rich histories and stellar legacies as the P-I.

Scott Schaefer and Mark Neuman, of the B-Town Blog, worked together on their high school newspaper, The West Seattle High Chinook, a few decades back. They were fortunate enough to have as their advisor and journalism teacher a lady who truly is one of the very best in the state of Washington, Miss Dorothea Mootafes, known a little better as Dorothy, and affectionately as Miss Moo. Miss Moo has been retired from the Seattle School District for over twenty-five years, lives in the Roosevelt area of Seattle and is quite active in her church and various teacher organizations.

We recently asked her to reflect on the passing of the P-I, and let us in on her P-I memories…

A Journalism Teacher Reflects On The Seattle P-I, Part 2

A Journalism Teacher Reflects On The Seattle P-I, Part 2

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On March 17, 2009, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its final print edition, completing a more than 145-year run. Its online presence continues. We at The B-Town Blog, while excited about the future of neighborhood blogs such as ours, lament the folding of great US newspapers, particularly those with such rich histories and stellar legacies as the P-I.

Scott Schaefer and Mark Neuman, of the B-Town Blog, worked together on their high school newspaper, The West Seattle High Chinook, a few decades back. They were fortunate enough to have as their advisor and journalism teacher a lady who truly is one of the very best in the state of Washington, Miss Dorothea Mootafes, known a little better as Dorothy, and affectionately as Miss Moo. Miss Moo has been retired from the Seattle School District for over twenty-five years, lives in the Roosevelt area of Seattle and is quite active in her church and various teacher organizations.

We recently asked her to reflect on the passing of the P-I, and let us in on her P-I memories. Today we continue a four-part Sunday series by Miss Moo.]

by Dorothea Mootafes

Just as the other P-I departments had something for everyone, sports had a fishing expert, Ken McLeod; a hunting specialist, Cliff Harrison; a bowling enthusiast, Blaine Freer, who also covered skiing at times. The P-I sports also provided public services for young people with fishing derbies, ski schools, and swimming lessons…

White Center Blog Launches Jobs Listing Page

White Center Blog Launches Jobs Listing Page

Our sister site, the White Center Blog, just launched its latest community-enriching effort, a page devoted entirely to JOB LISTINGS! The page is set up to retrieve live, continuously-updated job listings... [Read more]