Making Connections

Making Connections – Traveling with Rainey (and 30 middle school students)

Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness.” It’s this idea that inspires middle school teacher Scott Rainey to take a trip to the East Coast every year, just after the eighth grade graduation. Rainey has been touring with students since 2004 and recently created a nonprofit, East County Student Travel, to …

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Making Connections – Transitions for Students with disabilities (revisited) – 6/22/22

Young people with disabilities face many challenges finding a place in their community after they graduate, especially in a small town like Washougal, Wa. This is a topic that hits close to home for me. Jessica Nickels, who worked with me at Washougal High School, until June 2021. She spent four years advocating, building a …

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Making Connections – 12/22/21 – One Term on the school board, with DR. DONNA SINCLAIR

. Donna is an adjunct professor at Washington State University Vancouver and Western Oregon University Monmouth. With a PhD in Urban Studies and a focus on policy, she teaches US history, environmental history, gender issues in history. Her specialty area is public history. Sinclair is an oral historian, making a living through interviewing, writing, teaching …

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