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Education Legacy Tree Honorees

Marv Adams

Honoring someone who has had a tremendous impact on our lives and our careers. — Hank and Nancy Sauer

Jose Alamillo

In gratitude for his mentoring and support as my dissertation advisor. — Tami Moore, Ph.D.

Diane Albright

It’s because of Diane that I’m where I am now! All because she suggested an internship that fit me perfectly back in 1994. — Lynne Haley

Ms. Albright believed in me and stood by me when no one else did. She gave me a life. — Karen S. Reed

Don Anderson

Don Anderson devoted his life to public schools and worked tirelessly for students. He was also a mentor and friend. — Gay Selby

John and Brenda Armenia

John was an extra-ordinary educator, a coach and teacher mentor for over 50 years. His passion for education inspired me during my 35+ years in education. — Brenda Armenia

Jenny Barnes

Thank you for everything you did for Miss Claire this year! From advocating for her, standing in as her pancreas, putting up with her attitude and challenging her academically. You were truly a blessing to her and us….are you sure you can’t teach 3rd grade next year?

Christine (Hansen) Barry

Miss Hansen, later Mrs. Barry, was my 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade teacher. She inspired me to be the person I am today and was my role model when I taught. I truly loved her. — Ann Watton Goos

Janet Barry

In honor of a friend and educational leader who is the champion of intellectual curiosity and personal warmth. — Gene Sharratt

Harry H. Batey

A fine imaginative teacher in the classroom; a very attractive person physically; a husband and father with a very lively sense of humor. — Kate M. Batey

He was a great professor, teacher, lover of education. My father, a great man. — Barbara Batey and Raed Yousef

Dr. Myra Baughman

Dr. Myra Baughman, Professor Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University was my first professor on my journey to receiving a secondary education degree. Dr. Baughman was a great educator and a respected mentor to budding teachers. Every class I had with her was meaningful, memorable, and made a difference in how I approached the profession. She influenced a generation of teachers who appreciate every individual student and unique learning styles. A great legacy, indeed. — Ann Goos

Delores Baumgartner

 

Jim Bemis

Jim Bemis was my inspirational and compassionate government and speech teacher in high school and at Olympic College. — Mary L. Boehmer

Janet Berry

 

Pamela Bettis

 

Nancy Bickelhaupt

This person has not only taught me in school, but taught me in life. She is not only my teacher, but my support, my mentor, my role model and my mom. — Jill Bickelhaupt

George Boyko

For his many years of service to the department and his many students. — Keren B. Thomson & Chris Sodorff

Pam Brantner

Thanks for loving us and our families so much and getting us off to a great start in school. — Mrs. Bs 2010 Kindergartners

George B. Brain

Dean, College of Education (1965-1983). My Dissertation Advisor & Committee Chair. My Mentor and Advisor. My Friend. — Gay V. Selby

Tony Bressan

He opened my mind to the possibilities around me; he pushed me to question my beliefs and to find the truth; he helped me express and support my opinions. — Brooke Mobley

Louise W. Wicklund Brown

She helped so many in her high school English classes be the best that they could be. — Dr. Gerald L. Hester

Jean Byrd

My mother was the inspiration for me to get into education. — Rick, Janet, Jacqui, Laura & Katie Rogers

Kimberly Garland Campbell

Dr. Campbell is an excellent scientist, mentor and role model to me. Working with her has allowed me to grow into a well rounded scientist and have a family. She is a supporter of women in science. — Latha Reddy

Noreena Carr

As a mentor, Dr. Noreena Carr challenged me both professionally and personally to become a better literacy teacher and leader. Her own relentless pursuit of knowledge guided so many of us to advance our own knowledge of the field of education and literacy in particular. — Patricia Mainella

Linda B. Chaplin

Linda is a professional who displays integrity, honest, hard work and commitment to excellence. She has high ethical standards and expects nothing less from those who have worked for/with her. Linda Chaplin is what we all want our college, and university, to be about! We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience the leadership and friendship of this great mentor. There are good administrators and then there is Linda B. Chaplin. — Ruby Latham and Chris Sodorff

Michael Church

For elevating our expectations and, in rising to the challenge, helping us increase our self-esteem. Thank you for believing in us. — 2011 4th Grade Class

Dr. Tim Church

 

G. Allen Coe

For continuous support and encouragement. — Robert H. Quiggle

“Coach” Jack & Doris Rae Collins

Coach Collins and wife Doris Rae were both outstanding individuals who willingly gave their time, effort and care to a young man (me) who truly values their guidance. — Don Smith

Art Crum

Art was an amazing mentor to me during my time at the WSU YMCA. He empowered me and encouraged me to make a difference. — Victor B. De Los Santos

George and Jo Daniel

We would like to honor those that have had a tremendous impact on our lives and our careers. — Hank and Nancy Sauer

Victor P. Dauer

Knowing Dr. McDougall and Dr. Dauer were “in my corner,” was a great feeling as I went on to student teaching, graduation, and my first teaching job. I am grateful for their support and encouragement to this day. — Evelyn Jager McLaughlin

Julia E. Davis

My mother, Julia Davis, was my first exposure to the joy of teaching, a strong work ethic and a passion of all students. — Gloria David Tinder

Robert F. DeVleming

Bob was a great Cougar Alum who taught at Ritzville High School from 1949-1953. He has always supported WSU in many ways!! — Gen DeVleming

Wm. H. Drummond

Father; Doctoral Professor, University of Florida; Assistance to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, Washington; WSU Accreditation Team — The Drummond Family

“Coach” Bill and Donna Elliott

Coach Elliott and wife Donna are an inspiration and have taught me a life lesson: If you work hard, you will succeed. — Don Smith

Dr. May Lou Enberg

Mary Lou taught at WSU for over 40 years. — Dr. Lillian V. Cady

Ed K. Erickson

Ed spent his entire career in education as a teacher, administrator, superintendent of schools CWA faculty staff, Seattle Community College President. — Ayleen Erickson

Conward Farris

We would like to honor those that have had a tremendous impact on our lives and our careers. — Hank and Nancy Sauer

Ted J. Filer

My dad graduated from WSU in 1958 with his BA in Education & in 1962 with his Masters of Education. He served his entire career as an educator in Mt. Adams School District. There he was a teacher, counselor, and elementary principal for 35 years. His wife, Fran Filer, graduated from WSU College of Education with a BA in 1951 and also worked as an English teacher and high school librarian in the same school district. Both of his children graduated from WSU. His son, Tim, majored in Political Science. His daughter, Jeanne, graduated with her BA in Elementary Education. Currently three of his grandchildren attend WSU. His granddaughter, Kristen, will be a 3rd generation graduate from the College of Education in May, 2014. Ted started a legacy of educators and Cougars within his own family and always a true Cougar. — Jeanne Lunde

Len Foster

 

Joshua Gana

 

Bruce and Ellen Gavin

Who taught me the love for books and the value of hard work. — Krenny Hammer

Angelo Giaudrone

He was my dear grandfather, fellow proud WSU graduate and former superintendent of Tacoma Schools. — Liz Ryan

Charlie A. Giles

Our father, teacher, principal and superintendent instilled in us a passion for learning, teaching, students and WSU. — Jill Murphy & Jaki Lake

Dr. Walt Gmelch

Walt was instrumental in my joining the WSU faculty and taught me a great deal about leadership, support and being a friend. — Dennis Ray

Scott Green

In middle school, Mr. Green was my football coach.  In high school, he was my basketball coach.  A few years later, he became my colleague/mentor.  Always, he has been someone I respect and admire. –Don Smith

David Greenwood

In gratitude for his mentoring and support as my dissertation advisor. — Tami Moore, Ph.D.

Linda Stephenson Harper

A dear friend and colleague, in recognition of a 40-year career as a distinguished elementary school teacher. — Jill Giles Murphy

Michael Hayes

 

Dorothy Heagy

Dr. Heagy inspired and gave me the confidence to be an excellent teacher and to get my master’s degree in her field. — Winifred White

Dr. Heagy inspired me to have confidence in myself. — Carol Ann Powell Schwisow

Ed Helmstetter

For his great accreditation work on behalf of the College of Education.

Arlene Hett

I’m doing this for myself because I want my name to be close to Judy Mitchell forever!

Ronald & Kay Lynn Higgins

 

Kasee Hildenbrand

Honored by — the Athletic Training students

Kristin Huggins

Dr. Huggins was an incredibly supportive dissertation committee chair. She was patient when she needed to be and encouraging or cajoling when that better served the purpose pf getting me to the finish line. Her insightful support and the sheer amount of time she spent with my research helped my work to be a far better finished product than it would have been otherwise. I am grateful for her contributions and insights. — Rebecca Miner

Mrs. Huston

She was my first teacher and her love for learning was an inspiration for me and many of her other students as well. — Jeanette Desimone

Megan Itani

 

Kristen Brown Jaquish

Inspirational teacher, loving wife, mother daughter and friend. — The Brown and Jaquish families

Mary Regina Jett

With thanks to my WSU professors for starting me on my life’s journey. — Mary Regina Jett, Ph.D.

Jan Jonas

In recognition of her lifelong devotion to education, and for all the lives she has touched along the way.with love from her most admiring pupils. — Andrea (Pickett), Ken and Carey Jonas

Donalyn Kallaher

For years of faithful service to the students and faculty of the WSU kinesiology programs. — Judy Schultz & Carol Zweifel

Zeno Katterle

Professor emeritus, dear friend and supporter of the Urdal family. — Grace Urdal

Frank Kelly

This is my father and he greatly influenced my personal life and professional career. — Paula Nelson

Shirley O. Kiehn

As a high school teacher, college professor and mentor, Shirley inspired generations of teachers and her legacy continues to touch countless others. Always selfless and supportive, Shirley is remembered as a forward-thinking, generous and caring role model by her friends and family, especially those who follow in her footsteps and choose to teach. With love… — Mike & Chris, Eric, Scott & Jamie, and Emily Sodorff

Joan Urdal Kingrey

Just to express how very proud I am of her years in the Education area and that she came back home to the WSU campus in Spokane — Grace M. Urdal

In honor of a friend and educational leader who models passion, integrity and social justice in her daily leadership. — Gene Sharratt

Diana Kirkbride

Diana’s commitment to early childhood education and its importance in the life-long success of her students is the driving force of her kindergarten teaching career. Spanning four decades she has helped many 5- and 6-year-olds became successful students. — Frank Kirkbride

Keith Kirkbride

Keith Kirkbride, vocational agriculture teacher at Quincy (WA) High School 1953-1968. Keith was instrumental in establishing the agriculture program and significantly influenced the lives of many young men in the Quincy Valley. His teaching style reached all students, from the poor to the exceptional. His graduates have made many positive contributions to Washington’s agricultural industry, business and life. The teacher who provided me the best learning experience was my dad, Keith Kirkbride. — Frank Kirkbride

Jacqueline Giles Lake

A beloved sister, outstanding high school English teacher and departmental head who inspires students and staff to do their best. — Jill Giles Murphy

Larry Lashway

The Department of Teaching & Learning in the College of Education would like to acknowledge Larry Lashway for his tireless support of teacher education. Larry has been a staunch supporter and advocate for teacher education in the state of Washington and at Washington State University for 15 years. — Department of Teaching & Learning

Ruby Latham

In honor of Ruby Latham for 29 years of outstanding service to WSU. — College of Education Faculty and Staff

Gary Livingston

In honor of a friend and educational leader who brings out the best in others through personal example and commitment. — Gene Sharratt

Calvin Long

Dr. Long was a mathematics professor at WSU. I took class as an undergraduate and as a graduate student. He developed in me a passion of mathematics and teaching. — John Mitchell

George “Coach” Makela

Coach Makela not only helped me as a student and an athlete, he also helped “learn the ropes” when I became a teacher/coach. For many years after his retirement, he unselfishly donated a week of his time to help my students and me at 6th grade camp. — Don Smith

Shirley A. Mantle

One of her greatest joys was teaching hundreds of children to read and love books. She also taught those around her to love life. — Cori Mantle-Bromley

Cori Mantle-Bromley

Dr. Mantle-Bromley demonstrated excellence as Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning. She expertly guided the department through many challenges and successes. Due to her passion, integrity, and vision, we became a better department. Her creativity, problem-solving skills, and innovative direction transformed our programs from good to great. Dr. Mantle-Bromley facilitated collaborative and supportive relationships across all four campus locations and provided outstanding mentoring for faculty and students. Beyond her superb professional capabilities, she is truly and outstanding person and colleague. We will miss her greatly. — The Department of Teaching and Learning

Gerald Maring

In recognition of Dr. Maring’s exceptional contributions in research, teaching, and service to the Department of Teaching & Learning, the College of Education, WSU, and his professional field. Dr. Maring has been a wonderfully collaborative and supportive colleague to all! — The Department of Teaching and Learning

Liz Matysik-Terrey

Liz was a very energetic and inspiring first-year teacher who greatly influenced my decision to attend WSU, get involved in campus activities and become an educator. — Jan Jonas

Roy McAlister

Honored by — Daniel and Diane McAlister

Gordon McCloskey

Professor emeritus, dear friend and supporter of the Urdal family. — Grace Urdal

William P. McDougall

Knowing Dr. McDougall and Dr. Dauer were “in my corner,” was a great feeling as I went on to student teaching, graduation, and my first teaching job. I am grateful for their support and encouragement to this day. — Evelyn Jager McLaughlin

Paul Mencke

Paul Mencke has been a constant inspiration for many of us throughout our time in the College of Education. He has opened our eyes to different ways of teaching and challenged us to be better. We feel very fortunate to have had him as a teacher and will always be grateful for the lessons we have learned. Thanks for everything Paul! — Secondary Block 2012

Kari Michael

We are honoring Cindy Paulson and Kari Michael with this leaf in appreciation of all of the things they have done as teachers at the WSU Children’s Center. From August 2001-June 2004 they cared for our son, Patrick, and from June 2004-August 2007 they cared for our daughter, Grace. Cindy and Kari are educators whose impact on our children will be felt for years to come. We were lucky to have you both for so many years. Thank you for knowing that it wasn’t just a job, it was our babies, our children, our family, our lives. — Mark Dinges and April Seehafer

Stacy Mohondro

 

Del Morton

 

Judy Nichols Mitchell

Dean of the College of Education (1998-2009) and 2007 WSU Mentor of the Year (teaching faculty category). — The dean’s office staff

Nedra Murray

 

Jill Giles Murphy

A life-long learner with a passion for teaching elementary school children, Jill equipped and inspired many young people to reach for their dreams. — Jaki Giles Lake

Barbara Nunn

Mrs. Nunn was my first genuine teacher. I had other teachers before her, but until fifth grade I did not know teachers could be caring, fun, encouraging and thoughtful. I was a new student to Carl Sandburg Elementary and she made me feel welcome and apart of her class. To this day, I still think Mrs. Nunn is the most beautiful teacher, inside and out. — Jennifer Tiegs

Merrill and Muriel Oaks

 

Leroy Olsen

Professor Olsen was a role model for anyone wishing to become a psychologist. He taught me to hear with my ears and my eyes. — Marvin W. Eidinger, PhD, JD

Cindy Paulson

We are honoring Cindy Paulson and Kari Michael with this leaf in appreciation of all of the things they have done as teachers at the WSU Children’s Center. From August 2001-June 2004 they cared for our son, Patrick, and from June 2004-August 2007 they cared for our daughter, Grace. Cindy and Kari are educators whose impact on our children will be felt for years to come. We were lucky to have you both for so many years. Thank you for knowing that it wasn’t just a job, it was our babies, our children, our family, our lives. — Mark Dinges and April Seehafer

Max T. Petroff ’39

My dad was an outstanding fifth and sixth grade teacher whose career was far too short. He inspired me to follow in his footsteps. — Diane Petroff Crawford ’73

Guy Pitzer

 

Ray Polley

Honoring someone who has had a tremendous impact on our lives and our careers. — Hank and Nancy Sauer

Stan Poppe

For 33 years in education. — Jeff Poppe

Edward & Marion Powell

My parents were very supportive and encouraged me through my college years at WSU.
— Carol Ann Powell Schwisow

Paula Groves Price & Cedric Price

 

Dennis Ray

In honor of a friend and educational leader who inspires others to reach their dreams and reach great heights of achievement. — Gene Sharratt

Kristen Robinson

For showing your compassion for each and every one of us while teaching us to aim for high expectations within school and within ourselves. — 2011 3rd Grade Class

Tim and Tina Roe

In memory of my parents. — Mary Roe

Dave Rogers

In high school, I was a Teacher’s Aide to Mr. Rogers and his fifth grade class. This experience cemented my desire to become an educator. His ability to connect/reach students through compassion and humor was an inspiration. –Don Smith

Tom Ruff

Dr. Ruff was an inspiring teacher, mentor and friend. HIs ability to bring out the best in others is legendary. Hundreds of Washington teachers and students have benefited from his authentic belief that all students can learn in a rigorous, safe and respectful school culture. Those of us touched by Dr. Ruff’s teaching example are better educators today because of his profound influence on our careers.  –Gene Sharratt

Ruth Livingston Elementary School

We would like to appreciate this school — especially Trisha Burgess and Beth Austin, both WSU graduates, who went above and beyond to help our girls. — The Neff Family

Gordon Rutherford

Gordon Rutherford was an amazing teacher, facilitator, and friend. He was always available to listen, give advice, help any way he could, and enjoy a good joke! He inspired and helped me become a teacher. — Cheryl Jeffords Kocher

Hank and Nancy Sauer

 

Dr. Steven A. Schmitz

Honoring someone who has had a tremendous impact on our lives and our careers. — Hank and Nancy Sauer

Judy Schultz

The AT Program would like to honor Judy for her continued effort to be mindful on the AT students and how she can best serve them both in the classroom and beyond. She works to make content relevant and meaningful for the AT students and accommodates where she can. — The Athletic Training Program

Carol Ann Powell Schwisow

Loving wife, mother, grandmother & friend. Talented artist, quilter and seamstress. 50 year member of AAUW. Advocate of high education. Created bulletin boards for Dr. Heagy in the early 1960s. — Del Schwisow

Gay Selby

In honor of a friend and educational leader who exemplifies what it means to be “Cougar,” an exceptional leader and loyal friend. — Gene Sharratt

Dr. Selby’s influence on me as a leader and learner cannot be overstated. She was the first superintendent I worked for as a brand new teacher many years ago and most recently served on my dissertation committee. In years in between, she has been my professor, field supervisor and mentor during the superintendent program; provided me with career advice; and gently but relentlessly encouraged and supported me. — Rebecca Miner

Gene Sharratt

We honor Gene Sharratt for limitless gifts to students of all ages and educators throughout the state of Washington. As a dedicated teacher and education leader, he lifts colleagues, students, friends and associates to ever wider visions, higher goals, bigger hearts and greater contributions to our shared noble enterprise — public education in a democratic society. His “can do” attitude and hopeful spirit is an inspiration to all who know him. — Faculty of the WSU Superintendent Certification Program: Gay Selby, Joan Kingrey, Gary Livingston, Janet Barry

Dr. Sharratt was a tremendous positive influence on me during my superintendent program at WSU. His servant leadership is an inspiration and his knowledge base and support are incredible to all who have had the opportunity to learn from him. I consider myself very fortunate to have crossed paths with Gene during my leadership journey. — Rebecca Miner

Dawn Shinew

In gratitude for her mentoring and support as my dissertation advisor. — Tami Moore, Ph.D.

Honored by — Department of Teaching & Learning

Glenn & Irene Simpson

Honored by Judy Simpson Sawyer

Judy Smith

 

Chris Sodorff

 

Emily Sodorff

We are so proud of Greentree Elementary’s Teacher of the Year! You are a model educator who cares about her students and their learning. Congratulations!
— The family of Emily Sodorff

John O. Startzel

He devoted his career to assisting people to obtain an education — Pat Startzel

Paige A. Thomson

Class of 2014. — Honored by Her Family

Arnold C. Tjomsland

Dr. Tjomsland advised me to work toward a doctorate in education and served as the chairman of my dissertation committee. — Dr. Harold B. Valentine

Husband, father and educator who did his best in all these areas — Janie and Family

“Principal” Ed Tuggle

Mr. Tuggle was the best principal I worked for in my 38 years as a teacher.  His ability to instill a sense of pride in self/school/community is greatly appreciated by his former students and staff. — Don Smith

Lloyd B. Urdal

Dr. Urdal, professor emeritus, was part of the history and foundation of the College of Education. He was dedicated to his students and exemplified advocacy for public education. — Grace Urdal and Family

Kurt Wagner

In memory of one of Washington’s greatest educational leaders, a wonderful friend, and loyal Cougar. — Gene Sharratt

Kelly Ward

In gratitude for her mentoring and support as my dissertation advisor. — Tami Moore, Ph.D.

Dennis A. Warner

Honored by — Matthew and Mary Burbank

Francene Watson

She invested her heart and soul in preparing us to become teachers. — Her students (2012)

Thad Wheatley

Honored by — Anna Wheatley

Dick White

 

Maurice Whiteley

In Memory of –– Virginia M. Whiteley

WSU Colleagues

With gratitude and fond memories of my WSU College of Education colleagues — Mary Roe

Claire Yenish

Claire has contributed amazingly to P.S. I Love You over the years. She has ensured volunteers and wonderful teachers in each of our childrens rooms. We are very grateful to her. — Honored by P.S. I Love You

Marion Yonge

Mrs. Yonge is the best teacher because she takes us on fun trips, and she has free play, and she teaches us lots of stuff and shes nice to everyone. — Reagan Cox (age 7)

Terrell Young, Ed.D.

We would like to honor Dr. Terrell Young for his 21 years of commitment and scholarly activity in literacy education along with his devotion to the students with whom he worked. — WSU College of Education Faculty and Staff

 

 

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William P. McDougall and Victor P. Dauer