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Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories Year 2

The second year of Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories kicked off‌ ‌on‌ November 17. The quarterly online forums began in November 2020 to inform the direction of Native education in Washington State and our region. The series brings together Native parents, families, students, and elders as an opportunity to connect, hear from respected leaders and elders, and provide guidance …

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Centering Communities for Sustainable Change

Even as the year winds down, the Region 16 Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Program keeps moving ahead at full speed. The focus remains on the topics that have been discussed at previous gatherings. This time, there was a greater emphasis on whole group discussion than there has typically been. Centering on the entire group changes the dynamic. Using the topics …

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Job Opening: Alaska Education Specialist

The Education Specialist works closely with their state project team to plan, execute, monitor, and continuously improve programming and services related to Annual Service Plans that are co-developed with the Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC) and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED). Apply here: https://serrc.org/careers/ The position is open until filled.

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Job Opening: Professional Learning Coordinator (Alaska)

The Professional Learning Coordinator is key to daily operations and project execution within AK and in support of region-wide initiatives. This position will focus on organizing, managing, monitoring, executing, and reporting on a yearlong series of professional learning events, called Beyond the Bell, that elevate evidence-based practices and align to Alaska’s Education Challenge. Apply Here: https://serrc.org/careers/ The position is open …

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Gathering with a Purpose

When extraordinary people come together, unprecedented changes are bound to happen. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC) Advisory Board aims to be such a group. R16CC’s Advisory Board Program members first gathered in September to discuss topics in education that our region could come together around in order to transform educational outcomes for students in our region. They gathered again …

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Job opening: Project Manager (Washington)

Interested in making a difference in education for Native students, families, and educators? The Washington Region 16 Comprehensive Center may have the spot for you! The Washington R16CC team is looking for a Project Manager who will greatly increase the capacity of work the Comprehensive Center can do in the state. Applicants for this job will need to have an …

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Job opening: School Improvement Empowerment Specialist (Contracted)

Are you an experienced educator who is passionate about excellence in Alaska’s schools? Do you have a desire to support school improvement and student achievement in schools statewide? If so, this opportunity may be for you! We are looking for five certificated educators (currently teaching/leading or retired) with outstanding communication skills and stellar track records in leading and/or supporting school …

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Van Wyhe Begins as New Alaska State Director

Well done group projects require every team member to buy into them and give them plenty of focus. That’s how the new Region 16 Comprehensive Center Alaskan Director Tamara Van Wyhe sees things. Or, as she puts it, “we’re better together.” Van Whye took over her new leadership position on July 19, 2021. She brings over 25 years of education …

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Region 16 Welcomes New Alaska State Principal

A familiar face has ascended to a new place at SERRC. On July 1, 2021, Julie Staley became the new Executive Director of said educational resource center. She will also be joining the Region 16 Comprehensive Center as the Alaska State Principal. Staley brings 30 years of experience working directly for SERRC to the positions. She spent the previous 14 …

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Alaskan Science Curriculum Topic Study Recap

Investing in education means investing in the teachers themselves. More than just spending money on professional development opportunities, this includes ensuring that teachers are getting the support they need to implement new ideas and concepts into their daily teaching. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center works to improve the quality and equity of education throughout Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Training for …