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Golf Course Superintendent of Leavenworth Golf Club Ivan Gibbs recently attended the annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association (NTA) in Walla Walla where he was elected by members to serve on the Board of the NTA. This is a 3-year term where he will be serving on the Education Committee.

Executive Director of the YWCA NCWJenny Pratt, recently attended the National Association of YWCA Executive Directors (NAYE) conference and was nominated to the NAYE Board of Directors.

Eight Wenatchee School District teachers have achieved National Board certification and ten received recertification.

New National Board certified teachers: Emily Wilgus, Lewis and Clark Elementary; Caitilyn Velasquez, Lewis and Clark Elementary; Graham Stansbery, WestSide High School; Diane Owen, Wenatchee High School; Amy Kerker, Washington Elementary; Kari Hertzog, Foothill Middle School; Theresa Brandt, Lewis and Clark Elementary; Beth Anne Sykes, Transition House

Senior planner Charity Duffy of SCJ Alliance’s Wenatchee office was honored with the Entrepreneurial Award.

Carolina Torres, horticulturist and Washington State University alumna, has been named the university’s first Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems. Torres will help tree fruit growers and packers bring produce to consumers more profitably and sustainably. 

Recertified teachers: Kathy Anderson, GLAD Trainer; Moira Armen, Columbia Elementary; Scott Benner, Wenatchee High School; Adele Caemmerer, Orchard Middle School; Justin Carvitto, Instructor of the Deaf; Susan Cox, Pioneer Middle School; Patrice Dahlin, Orchard Middle School; Jana Sutton, Washington Elementary; Brian Vickery, Pioneer Middle School; Dianna Williams, Lincoln Elementary

New jobs, new faces

YWCA NCW has recently announced the hiring of three new staff:

Alyssa Martinez-Garcia is the new deputy director. Her duties will include program development, supervisory duties, and acting in the absence of Executive Director Jenny Pratt.

Dusty Mahoney has been announced as the new landlord liasion and will be working with the city of Wenatchee to offer Rent Smart, a monthly workshop offered to local tenants in which they learn landlord-tenant law, how to be a good tenant, and rights as a renters, in addition to creating relationships and partnerships between local landlords and property management companies.

Kathy Blauman is the new housing specialist with experience in homeless housing programs from Haven of Hope and a degree from Central Washington University.


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