With the Oregon Legislature at work, community college leaders hope to see increased funding. Chemeketa Community College also wants changes to allow advanced nursing degrees.
A veteran member of the Salem-Keizer School Board is not seeking another term, citing political bullying she has endured. Marty Heyen was elected to the board in 2015.
Rahel Owenya serves as interpreter, transportation coordinator, tutor, emotional support and more for Swahili-speaking families in local schools. She’s one of 89 local educators nominated for a 2023 Crystal Apple award.
A veteran musician who’s played with some of the biggest names in music returns to Salem for clinics on Friday, Feb. 3, with high school students. A public concert is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Developing leaders from business employees is one goal of a new program at Chemeketa Community College. The Salem college will be the first in Oregon to offer a 4-year degree.
Margaret Hill has taught fifth grade for a decade at Bush Elementary School, bringing humor, honesty and high expectations to her classroom. She’s one of 89 local educators nominated for a 2023 Crystal Apple award.
Jeanette Aguirre started at Roberts High School as an office worker, but found students crowded around her desk after learning she could relate to their experiences. She’s one of 89 local educators nominated for a 2023 Crystal Apple award.
A northeast Salem parent has declared her intent to run for a seat on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Casity Troutt is seeking the seat currently held by Marty Heyen.
A Salem father’s connections to the Philippines inspired a student book drive at Faye Wright Elementary School in Salem. Hundreds of books are now heading overseas to be given to students.
Dennise Pozos Gonzalez is known for elaborate, interactive history lessons taught in Spanish and her efforts to make all students feel welcome and supported in class. She’s one of 89 local educators nominated for a 2023 Crystal Apple award.