|Instructional Coach||Sherrie Kendallfirstname.lastname@example.org||503-762-3207 ext.4755|
|ELL||Molly Guyotemail@example.com||503-762-3207 ext.4757|
|ELL||Greg Wilsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||503-762-3207 ext.4754|
|Math Coach||Sarah Schmidtemail@example.com||503-762-3207 ext.4759|
|Music||Bridget Daviesfirstname.lastname@example.org||503-762-3207 ext.4761|
|P.E.||Alex Grandjeanemail@example.com||503-762-3207 ext.4771|
|Speech Pathologist||Shani Hersteinfirstname.lastname@example.org||503-762-3207 ext.4760|
|SPED||Eric Sanchezemail@example.com||503-762-3207 ext.4734|
|School Psychologist||Ingrid Surettefirstname.lastname@example.org||503-762-3207 ext.7317|
|Title I Reading Specialist||Karissa Fuchsemail@example.com||503-762-3207 ext.4770|
|Title I Reading Specialist||Denise Karusefirstname.lastname@example.org||503-762-3207 ext.4770|
|TOSA||Mary Shortino-Buckemail@example.com||503-762-3207 ext.4759|
Sherrie Kendall, Instructional Coach
Sherrie Kendall is Oliver’s new Instructional coach. Her passion is literacy. You will find her supporting classroom teachers, modeling lessons in classrooms, and doing everything she can to make sure all of our Otters become Otters who love to read and write. She has a BA in Elementary Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction with a Literacy focus, and holds two Reading Endorsements.
Shani Herstein, Speech-Language Pathologist
Bachelor’s Degree: The George Washington University, Washington, DC 2007
Master’s Degree: Northwestern University, Chicago 2009
Why I’m an SLP: Communication is in everything that we do! Communication doesn’t just help us understand academics in the classroom, it’s vital to forming relationships and day to day living at home and on the playground. I am a speech-language pathologist because I believe that helping a student with communication skills helps them have an overall better school experience and sets them up to be successful citizens after graduation.
My favorite things: I have loved to travel my whole life! When I can’t travel, I enjoy spending time with my sweet dog, Oliver, my husband, Adam, and our baby daughter, Liana.
Eric Sanchez, SPED
I am the youngest of seven children and am a first generation American – my mother is from Mexico and my father is from Cuba. I grew up in southern California playing soccer, skateboarding and interested in music. I played soccer at my local community college, then earned a bachelor’s degree in history from San Francisco State University. Shortly after I earned a masters in Education and obtained my Special Education Teaching Credential. Prior to moving to Portland I’ve worked in the elementary and high school level. My interests are in music, art and books.
Who is Ms. Shortino-Buck?
Mary Shortino-Buck SEGway Teacher on Special Assignment
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Maryland 1989
Master’s Degree: George Fox University 1998
Doctorate: University of Portland 2017
Why I Teach: I teach because I love to learn. When I was in elementary school, learning was neither easy nor enjoyable for me. I want children to understand that learning might be hard but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn. I want to help children see that learning new things is fun and important to figure out the world in which they live.
What I Believe: I believe that learning is social and comes from being curious about our world. I believe that everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher. Children need classrooms to be places where they can share their thinking and learn from how others think. I strive to create a classroom where children understand it is OK to make mistakes, ask questions, and change their thinking. It is my responsibility to respect my students as individuals with great minds, challenge them to go beyond what they think they are capable, and help them develop their understanding through language.
My Favorite Things: I truly love teaching and sharing my day with the incredible children at Oliver. I like hiking with my family, listening to music, and dancing. I also love reading articles about how our brain works.
A Little About Me: I earned my undergraduate degree in Art History and Studio Art. I worked at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center writing educational material and designing interactive exhibits. I have also worked in art conservation and taught business technology at PCC before I earned my master’s degree in teaching. I spent two years traveling to cities in 12 different states to help elementary schools improve their reading programs. I have two incredible daughters, a wonderful husband, and a silly dog.
One of my favorite quotes is by Audre Lorde, “The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.” I strive to incite my students to wonder, investigate, be curious, and learn.