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August 2014

Dear Families,

I am thrilled to be selected as the Principal at Frank Wagner Elementary for the 2014-15 school year.  I am excited to be a part of a vibrant learning community and consider it a privilege to partner with you, your children and the Frank Wagner Elementary staff.  I believe it takes a collaborative team effort to help every child reach his/her potential and look forward to working with you to ensure our students’ success.  During the last weeks of the 2013-14 school year, I spent time visiting classrooms and meeting with staff. I am eager for opportunities in the new school year to interact with all of you. In the meantime, I wanted to take time to share about myself, and express how fortunate I am to be part of this learning community.

I come to Frank Wagner with experience as a principal of an elementary school with a robust Title 1, ELL and Dual Language program in a neighboring school district. I’ve been an educator in many states across the Midwest, South and here in the Pacific Northwest. I have had the opportunity in my professional career to teach every grade in elementary school, along with being a reading specialist, interventionist, and teacher coach.  I have served as a district professional development designer and facilitator as well as being an Assistant Principal and Principal. It was through these experiences and positions that I discovered my passion for working alongside teachers in efforts to positively impact student learning within a school.

I grew up in Iowa in a large Italian family and I have a great appreciation for the strong family connection in the Frank Wagner Elementary community. My husband Doug and I have raised two sons in the Bothell area and are now the proud grandparents of Hunter who is 21 months old.  We are also the parents to two “fur children” who are frisky Chihuahuas and keep us on our toes. 

My passion for education and heart for students has been strengthened through everything I have experienced throughout my career. Providing students with rich and effective learning opportunities is my first priority.  I believe that cultivating a learning environment that allows all students to thrive is the work of us all. In order to do this, I believe it is important to build strong relationships with students, staff, and families through communication and collaboration. My mission at Frank Wagner Elementary is to provide guidance along the way and embrace the unique qualities of each individual so our students are prepared for the future, feel they belong and have valuable contributions to make within our community.

As I continue to learn about this school and the community, I look forward to getting to know you and your family.  Please join me at the Back to School Night on September 3rd at 5:30 pm to visit classrooms and at 6:00 pm in the covered area for “Popsicles and Principals” where you will have a chance to meet our new Assistant Principal, Mr. Hugo Molina and myself. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns by calling our school office at 360-804-3200.  Until then, enjoy these last few warm days of summer with your children.

See you in September,

Vikki Berard
Principal
berardv@monroe.wednet.edu / 360-804-3200

Estoy muy emocionada de haber sido elegida como la nueva directora de Frank Wagner Elementary para el año escolar 2014- 15.  Me entusiasma formar parte de una comunidad de aprendizaje tan vibrante y es un privilegio poder trabajar junto a ustedes, a sus hijos y al personal de Frank Wagner Elementary.  Creo que se requiere un esfuerzo cooperativo grupal para ayudar a todos los niños a alcanzar su potencial, y espero con ansias trabajar con ustedes para asegurar el éxito de los estudiantes.  En las últimas semanas del año escolar 2013-14, visité las aulas y me reuní con el personal. Estoy ansiosa por interactuar con todos ustedes en el nuevo año escolar. Mientras tanto, quería tomarme el tiempo de compartirles información sobre mí y expresarles lo afortunada que me siento de formar parte de esta comunidad de aprendizaje.

Llego a Frank Wagner con experiencia como directora de una escuela primaria con un sólido programa de Título 1, ELL e instrucción bilingüe en un distrito escolar cercano. He sido educadora en diversos estados del Medio Oeste, Sur y aquí, en el Noroeste pacífico. Durante mi carrera profesional, he tenido la oportunidad de enseñar en todos los grados de la escuela primaria, además de ser una especialista en lectura, intervencionista e instructora docente.  Me he desempeñado como una diseñadora e instructora del desarrollo profesional del distrito, además de vicedirectora y directora. A través de estas experiencias y estos cargos descubrí mí pasión por trabajar junto a los maestros por tener un impacto positivo en el aprendizaje estudiantil en una escuela.

Crecí en Iowa, en una numerosa familia italiana y aprecio enormemente el sólido vínculo familiar que existe en la comunidad de Frank Wagner Elementary. Mi esposo Doug y yo hemos criado a nuestros dos hijos en el área de Bothell y ahora somos los orgullosos abuelos de un bebé de 21 meses llamado Hunter.  También somos los padres de dos “pequeños peludos”, dos Chihuahuas juguetones que nos mantienen muy ocupados. 

Todo lo que experimenté a lo largo de mi carrera ha reforzado mi pasión por la educación y mi cariño por los estudiantes. Mi prioridad es proporcionarles a los estudiantes oportunidades de aprendizaje ricas y efectivas.  Creo que el trabajo de todos nosotros es cultivar un ambiente de aprendizaje que les permita a todos los ellos alcanzar el éxito. Para lograrlo, considero importante construir relaciones sólidas con los estudiantes, el personal y las familias mediante la comunicación y la colaboración. Mi misión en Frank Wagner Elementary es ofrecerles mi orientación en este camino y aprovechar las cualidades únicas de cada individuo para que nuestros estudiantes estén preparados para el futuro, se sientan incluidos y realicen contribuciones valiosas a nuestra comunidad.

A medida que sigo aprendiendo sobre esta escuela y la comunidad, espero con ansias llegar a conocerlos a ustedes y a sus familias.  Acompáñenme en la Reunión nocturna de regreso a la escuela el 3 de septiembre a las 5:30 p. m. para visitar las aulas y a las 6:00 p. m. en el área cubierta para “Helados y directores”, donde tendrán la oportunidad de conocer a nuestro nuevo vicedirector, el Sr. Hugo Molina, y a mí. En caso de preguntas o consultas, no duden en comunicarse conmigo llamando a nuestra oficina de la escuela al 360-804-3200. Hasta entonces, disfruten de estos últimos días cálidos de verano con sus hijos.

Nos veremos en septiembre.

Vikki Berard
Principal
berardv@monroe.wednet.edu / 360-804-3200


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Frank Wagner Elementary
115 Dickinson Road
Monroe, WA 98272-2104

Frank Wagner Elementary SchoolPhone: 360-804-3200
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Fax: 360-804-3299

School Hours: 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Attendance Hotline: 360-804-3201

Vikki Berard, Principal
Hugo Molina, Assistant Principal
Tammy Gregory, Secretary
Ardy Woolley, Assistant Secretary
Joanna Dittemore, Counselor
Dee Miller-Turner, Nurse

Kathy Bernhardt, Parent Liaison 360.804.3364

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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 3395Students

Email:frankwagnerpta@gmail.com

Frank Wagner PTA website

2013-2014 Officers are:

  • President
    • Amber Mehta
  • Co-Vice Presidents
    • Rachel Chessie
    • Amy Mann
  • Co-Secretary
    • Jodi Decker
    • Teresa Montano Becerra
  • Co-Treasurer
    • Gena Weeks

Dialing 360-804-2998 accesses staff voice mailboxes.

The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.

Staff Telephone Directory

NAME (e-mail) ASSIGNMENT WEB SITE ADDRESS
Abbott, Samantha 4th Grade  
Barrios, Ron Paraeducator  
Berard, Vikki Principal  
Bernhardt, Kathy Family Liaison  
Bivens, Beth Music Specialist  
Broughton, Laura Learning Specialist  
Burke, Emily Paraeducator  
Carruthers, Katie Music Specialist  
Chauvin, Patrice 2nd Grade  
Ciuzak-Roed, Sally Paraeducator  
Conte, Jessica Kindergarten Ms. Conte
Cooper, Trisha 3rd Grade  
Culnane, Dori 3rd Grade  
DeRoest, Nancy 1st grade  
Dittemore, Joanna Counselor  
Dugan, Melanie Kindergarten  
Dunn, Leah 5th Grade  
Edwards, Julie Paraeducator  
Elles, Carlos Spanish-speaking Liaison  
Fesseden, Nancy Paraeducator  
Finley-Stimert, Pat Learning Specialist  
Gee, Kim 1st Grade  
Harmon, Scott 3rd Grade  
Hayward, Anne 1st grade  
Hritsko, Melissa Kindergarten  
Jaffe, Sarah 4th Grade  
Johnson, Cassie Speech & Language Specialist  
Johnson, Janis Psychologist  
Johnson, Lori Learning Specialist  
Johnson, Pamela Lead Secretary  
Kelly, Chuck Learning Specialist  
Kitchen Kitchen /Staff  
Kurtenbach, Kirsten 2nd grade  
Martinez, Poala Paraeducator  
Maxson, Missy 4th & 5th Grade  
Miller, Michelle English Language Learner  
Miller-Turner Dee Nurse  
Moccia, Denise 1st Grade  
Molina, Hugo Assistant Principal  
Murphy, Gayle Learning Specialist  
Norris, Chance Learning Specialist  
Ohlsen, Kimberley Paraeducator  
Okon, Vickey Paraeducator  
O'Malley, Nancy PE  
Pearson, Kevin Custodian
Peeples, Melinda Paraeducator  
Phillips, Rachel 1st Grade  
Plesa, Romana Dean of Students  
Pollow, Terry Custodian  
Pratt, Stephanie 5th Grade  
Preciado, Deborah Paraeducator  
Rainville, Jamie Preschool  
Reyling, Samantha Paraeducator  
Riske, Michelle Learning Specialist  
Roberts-Lindgren, Debbie Preschool  
Rose, Jody Paraeducator  
Salmi, Kathy Learning Specialist  
Smith, Darcie 5th Grade  
Snider, Cindy Paraeducator  
Stanwyck, Jody

English Language Learner

 
Strand, Lianne 2nd Grade  
Sullivan, Rachel Kindergarten  
Sweeney, Kristi Kindergarten  
Vick, Dorian Paraeducator  
Villalobos, Maria Custodian  
Weide, Rebecca Librarian  
Wenker, Kayla Occupational Therapist  
Wilson, Pamela 2nd Grade Mrs. Wilson
Wooley, Annette English Language Learner  
Woolley, Ardy Assistant Secretary  
Yri, Judy P.E. Specialist Ms. Yri
Zarate, Matthew 2nd Grade  


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Vision

We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student.

Mission

Every student, without exception and without excuse, will be proficient or advanced in reading, language arts and math.