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Alec 

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: cycling, volleyball, badminton, tennis, recreational mathematics.
EDUCATION: Masters of Initial Teaching from Gonzaga University; B.A. in Mathematics, Philosophy, and French Studies at University of Portland.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE:  Our shared spirit of collaboration and creativity!
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep: An open mind and a desire to learn!
INTERESTING FACT:I collect fountain pens and typewriters.
FAVORITE PLACE: Bobbio, Italy, which is the home of my ancestors.

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Andre 

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Running, Basketball, Reading
EDUCATION: Masters in Theology with emphasis urban ministry. Bachelor of Arts in Religion
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Chicago, IL.)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Is the opportunity to be a part of a ground-breaking school that will change education in Spokane and produce students who are innovators and critical thinkers.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep: An “I Win attitude” and laughter
INTERESTING FACT: I’m an author.

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Anne

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Traveling, Hiking, camping, gardening, spending time with family.
EDUCATION: Masters in Education – City University, Bachelor of Arts in Education – Western Washington University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Denver, CO.)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: You get to learn something new every day!
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep: The ability to be compassionate, dedicated, and the willingness to grow. 
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Vietnam – Ha Long Bay, Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Min, Sapa, Hanoi

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Cassie

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Hiking/being outdoors, listening to music, dancing, reading
EDUCATION: Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education- Whitworth University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Hawai'i)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Exploring the different avenues of learning!
MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep: Creative Spirit - don't be afraid to share your ideas!
INTERESTING FACT: I have 63 letters in my full name
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Disneyland!

 

 

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Dale

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Gardening, fishing, reading, traveling to new places.
EDUCATION: Masters in Administration- Whitworth University, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education K-8, Eastern Washington University. 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Garneill, MT)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Opportunity work with a staff that has student learning as main goal.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep: Grit, humor, perseverance,willingness to collaborate, love working with students. 
INTERESTING FACT: Still love working in education after 54 years.

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Jonny

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Disc Golf, Frisbee, Reading, Camping
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in International Business – Whitworth University, Bachelor of Arts in French – Whitworth University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Yakima, WA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Spending time among positive, motivated individuals who work hard every day and push me to become a better person.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: A sense of humor, patience, and happiness in who - and where - you are.
INTERESTING FACT: I am the sixth of eight children.

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Maggie

ACTIVITIES: Hiking, drawing, painting, traveling, swimming, exploring
EDUCATION: Bachelors of Fine Art in Creative Writing, University of Victoria, BC
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Maui, Hawaii)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Every person at Pride brings their unique talents, and I want to learn from and make things with each of them!
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: A spirit of ADVENTURE!
INTERESTING FACT: I grew up half way up a 10,000 foot tall dormant volcano.  Also, I do taekwondo. 
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE: My mum

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Marcia

ACTIVITIES: Reading, gardening, playing with grandbabies
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane, WA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Designing a culture where kids want to come to school EVERYDAY!
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: Love, Respect, Excellence
HAPPIEST MOMENT: When my 3 year old grandson saw SPIDERMAN walking across the ceiling of the circus tent.

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Matt

ACTIVITIES: Reading, travel, music.
EDUCATION: BA English, U of W, MA Education, grad of programs at Gonzaga and WSU.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane, WA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: A chance to make something every day.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: Curiosity, an open mind.
INTERESTING FACTS: I am a 33 year veteran of public education.

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Taylor

ACTIVITIES: Basketball, softball, read
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Health & Fitness - Gonzaga University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Seattle, WA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: The family concept!
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: A smile and a good sense of humor.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Puerto Vallarta, MX.

 

 

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Tricia

ACTIVITIES: Camping, running, hiking
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Secondary Education, Whitworth University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Stockton, CA/Spokane, WA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: I get to learn something new alongside our students everyday. 
INTERESTING FACT: I had a 3-legged chihuahua from the time I was 8 years old until I was 20.

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Jane

ACTIVITIES: Family time, knitting, gardening, reading, dreaming
EDUCATION: MA in Teaching, Whitworth University, BA in Psychology, Whitworth University.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (El Centro, CA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: The diversity of ideas and world views melding together to create common goals.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: An open mind and a willingness to adapt your plan on a moment's notice.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Zermatt, Switzerland

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Jennifer

ACTIVITIES: 
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BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE:
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: 
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: 

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Jillian

ACTIVITIES:  Chasing my toddler, cooking with my family, biking, hiking, and working out.
EDUCATION: Masters in Education, Cal State Long Beach; BA in Psychology, U of Cal Santa Barbara.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Souther California)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Watching the students learn, create, lead, and grow. 
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: A smile and flexibility to think both in and outside of the box.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Ireland and NYC.

 

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Brenda

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Running, Cooking, Playing with my dogs
EDUCATION: Doctorate in Education Leadership-WSU, Masters in Administration- Whitworth University, Masters in Curriculum Instruction- EWU, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education- WSU
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Opportunity to build a school where both students and staff learn and have fun.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep: “I’ll Try It” Attitude, Sense of Humor, Desire to Make the World a Better Place
INTERESTING FACT: I am a mom to 4 amazing dogs

 

 

Brian

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Biking, hiking, running, time with family and dogs.
EDUCATION: Bachelors in Social Science - Eastern Washington University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: We laugh everyday and everyone is committed to helping students.
INTERESTING FACT: My oldest child lives in Italy, and my youngest works at PRIDE!
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Maui.
MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep: Patience, energy, commitment that all children can learn.

 

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Brynn

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Hiking, camping, walking my dog, playing sports, baking
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Biology - Carroll College
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Learning alongside such bright and motivated students!
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE Prep:  A passion to create, discover and inspire
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN:Big Sky, MT
 

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Charlie

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: 
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Houston

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Swimming, listening to books, watching netflix, playing volleyball.
EDUCATION: Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics Education- Eastern Washington University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Helping students learn in an atmosphere where everyone is having FUN! 
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: Willingness to try new things despite the chance of failure.
INTERESTING FACT: I LOVE animals! I especially love chunky baby animals

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Kalen

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science (in progress) - Gonzaga University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane, WA)
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Turin, Italy.
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: The people I work with and the students who attend.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: A sense of humor, honesty, and accountability.
INTERESTING FACT: I'm a Biology major at Gonzaga University.

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Mandie

ACTIVITIES: Hiking, reading, cooking
EDUCATION: Bachelors in English Language Arts at Whitworth University.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane, WA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Ability to meet students where they are at, and provide opportunities for them to grow.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: A smile.
INTERESTING FACT: I have been sky diving, twice.
PLACES I'D LOVE TO GO: Istanbul, Turkey.

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Sean

ACTIVITIES: Cooking, Camping, Video Games, Anything Aquatic
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Science Secondary Education- Eastern Washington University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Cheney, WA)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: The unique opportunities we’ll have in exploring science!
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: Positive Mindset, Servant Leadership, A Fun and Supportive Community
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
PLACE YOU’D LOVE TO GO: Space, preferably the moon or Mars

 

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Tommy

ACTIVITIES: Playing soccer and basketball, powerlifting EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Mathematics, Whitworth University
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Spokane, WA - family from Saigon, Vietnam)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Learning about how to integrate computer science while being excited to see what kinds of ideas and innovations will spark in the minds of these kids! FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Vietnam for the first time to visit my family I have never met before 2014.

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Tom

ACTIVITIES: Rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, reading, art studios, cooking, real world design, construction
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts, The Evergreen State College
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA (Denver, CO)
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Experiencing the confluence of learning and doing.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: Perseverance, adaptability, sense of humor, belief in the worth of others.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: The cabin my grandfather built at Chewelah Peak.

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Lacey

ACTIVITIES:  Spending time with family, going off the grid at the family cabin in Northern Idaho, reading.
EDUCATION: Bachelors of Arts in Education- Natural Science
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: 
BEST THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE PRIDE: Having the opportunity to grow along side the PRIDE family. 
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR LIFE AT PRIDE: Being able to say, "Okay, I'll try it!"
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN: Stockholm, Sweden

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