Author: Elizabeth Dove

Get to know Patti Voelker, Park Academy’s Middle School Math Teacher, and learn how she teaches math to students with dyslexia in regular and online environments. Patti Voelker is the middle school math teacher for Park Academy.  She enjoys teaching to this age group as these young people are developing their independence, their voice, their minds and growing into the […]
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Park Academy senior, Karen Kobrinsky, was recently recognized as a scholar by the National Hispanic Recognition Program.  The initial pool of candidates is made up of Hispanic/Lantinx students who score in the top 2.5% nationally on PSAT in their junior year.  Students have to submit an application and have an accumulated 3.5 GPA to be considered as a Scholar. The […]
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This past summer, three Park Academy high school students participated in the Northwest Youth Service Corp.  Each of them was sent to various locations along the Pacific Northwest to help remove invasive species, build trails and remove undergrowth/brush.  This is HARD work.  Their time in the woods ranged from 4-6 weeks with 8-12 youth from all over the Northwest.  This […]
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We agree 10,000% with Mr. Franklin!  When our students have the hands on materials they need to learn, they thrive AND their lives are transformed. “Having access to things like headphones allows me to listen to music while I’m working which helps me center my thoughts.”  Seventh grade student “Writing is hard for me and at my old school no […]
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By Elizabeth Dove, Development Director The season of giving is upon us! As someone who has built a career within philanthropy, I must admit, I didn’t fully understand its meaning, or rather, had a misconception of what it meant to be philanthropic. It wasn’t until I literally stumbled into my line of work, that I started to see that my […]
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