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What is Arts Integration?

2021-09-01T15:06:59-07:00August 26th, 2021|News|

The Kennedy Center offers a comprehensive definition of Arts Integration: "Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art [...]

Tina Nicpan-Brown Selected As 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year

2021-07-15T12:29:22-07:00July 13th, 2021|Awards, News|

The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has selected Tina Nicpan-Brown, 5th grade remote learning educator at the Wenatchee Internet Academy for the Wenatchee School District, as the 2022 Regional Teach of the Year. Nicpan-Brown is now eligible for state honors through the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

NCESD Board of Directors Appoints New Member

2021-07-09T09:21:22-07:00July 9th, 2021|News|

The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the appointment of its newest board member, Dr. Richard Johnson. Johnson will represent District #1 which includes Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, and Tonasket school districts. This position was previously held by Harlan Warner who resigned after 29 years of service on the NCESD Board of Directors.

Acting and Theater: Jane Orme

2021-08-26T21:15:09-07:00June 5th, 2021|Arts Integration Project|

Jane Orme has been a resident of Winthrop, Washington for close to 40 years, having had a long teaching career at Liberty Bell High School from which she retired in 2013. Jane taught English, history, and various electives, including drama classes, each one culminating in a full stage production. She estimates that during those teaching years, she probably directed at least 35 junior high plays, at times directing 2 plays during the same school year.

Dance and Theater: Missi Smith

2021-08-26T21:17:33-07:00June 5th, 2021|Arts Integration Project|

Missi Smith has been the Executive Director at The Merc Playhouse for seven years. Prior to that, she was on the board of directors for a number of years. In her time at The Merc, she has directed, choreographed, and acted in a number of plays. Missi grew up in Indiana where she trained and performed in dance and musical theater. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in English before finding her way to Washington in 2004.

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