Teachers Plan Summers of Study
May 15, 2012
Port Angeles, Wash. – Three Port Angeles High School teachers will be studying during this summer!
English and Language Arts Instructor Mark Valentine applied for and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study Native American novels for five weeks this summer at Western Washington University. Valentine is one of 16 recipients who will take part in “Four Classics: First Novels of Native America,” studying works by authors D’Arcy McNickle, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch and Leslie Marmon Silko.
Thomas Jay, also an English and Language Arts instructor, has been selected as a 2012 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute Fellow at Kent State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Institute is a two-week journalism training program for high school teachers based on the core tenets of journalism and provides skills to produce student publications.
Choral Director Jolene Dalton Gailey has been selected as the pianist for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Choral Academy to be held in June in Washington, D.C. This event is held concurrently with the All-National Choir Festival. Choral Directors from all over the nation will be attending this academy at which Dalton Gailey will perform.
For more information, contact:
Community Relations Specialist
Port Angeles School District