So we just completed our very first Podcast Interview with a learning leader! Thank you to Mark Beddes, our principal at Surprise Lake Middle School…and his willingness to throw his learning out there for one and all to consider. It’s a pleasure learning and leading along side of him.
We’d welcome feedback on this podcast!
One of our goals, is to ask the same 3 questions of learning leaders around the USA and beyond. We first need to figure out how to record an interview on the phone, but that’s a neat learning opportunity. If anyone has experience or a suggestion along those lines, please fire away!
Fife School District
39 years as an educator.
16 years teacher
3 years assistant principal
12 years principal
8 years Assistant Superintendent
BA, Washington State University
MAEd, Washington State University
Previous member of AWSP Legislative Committee
Previous member of UW Tacoma PEAB, Administrative Certification
Established and maintained Fife’s first website for 7 years
Present work includes establishing the first Teaching/Learning/Innovation department in the Fife School District. Examples of responsibilities include: teacher/administrator professional development, assessment, TPEP, curriculum/materials review, 24 credit requirement, technology levy leadership, teacher/administrator bargaining.
Initiatives underway in Fife, as a result of new TLI Department: AVID, OER, Curriculum and Materials reviews, Student Perception Pilot with CSTP, Google Expedition
Cofounder of Educational Internet Communications, LLC. Marketed and sold one of the first online grade checking programs in the US. Consulted with Seattle Educational Internet Company for 2 years.
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