"...good teaching involves five dimensions: entering the child's world, exploring that world with the child, introducing the child to the adult world, "working" in the world, and searching for meaning." (George)
Wendy Winchel (Ms. J) Contact Wendy Winchel
Wendy is the administrator of WVMS and she is also a main
facilitator. Ms. J and Ms. P create the school's curriculum.
She and Ms. P have worked together for many years along with
several of the other staff. The two started the ideas we use
here at WVMS seven years before we achieved magnet status
and moved to Kingston.
Lisa Peterson (Ms. P) Contact
Lisa is a main facilitator for the North Community. She assists
in school wide curriculum development. She also supports the
center kids. She and Ms. J have been working together for
many years. They started a K-5 community that existed as a
school within a school at the old Kenwood building before
moving to the WVMS site.
Greg is a facilitator in the Elder Community. His specialty
is in science, which he helps implement along with the design
technology curriculum. He also leads many of the school exploratories,
which include backpacking and mountain biking.
Patrick Bluhm(Mr. Bluhm) Contact
Patrick facilitates in the South Community. He focuses his
time on school wide community service the adventure learning
Anne Thom(Ms. Anne) Contact
Anne runs the school office and answers questions from families
and the local community. She spent her childhood in Bend and
graduated from Mountain View High School. Outside school Anne
enjoys roller derby, creative writing, cooking, making jewelry,
and several outdoor activities.
Leah Parsons(Ms. Leah) Contact
Leah is a facilitator in the Elder Community. She specializes
in math and science. She supports fitness and exploratories.
(Mr. Gabe) Contact
Gabe is a facilitator supporting the North Community. He supports
fitness and exploratories such as mountain biking.
Maggie Harlow(Ms. Maggie) Contact
Maggie is a facilitator supporting the North Community. She
supports the adventure learning program.