Wendy Dunn is the mother of four children, all of whom attended school in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Since moving to Sandpoint in 1993, Wendy has spent many hours volunteering with local youth, including coaching swimming, t-ball, soccer, basketball and volleyball. In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Panhandle

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Carol Deaner was a sales and consulting services manager with Digital Equipment Corporation and NCS with a focus on the medical technology area. She also held the position of assistant professor and clinical coordinator for Chaffee College in California. After retiring, she focused her energy and talents on her two main interests – art and

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Mindy Cameron is a former newspaper editor who has lived in Sandpoint since 2001. She and her husband, Bill Berg, have three sons and six grandchildren. Mindy retired in 2001 after nearly 20 years at the Seattle Times, including 12 years as editorial page editor and eight years as city editor. Earlier in her career

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Bill Berg, attorney at law, has been practicing law since 1995, first in Seattle, then in Sandpoint, Idaho. He founded the Sandpoint law firm of Berg & McLaughlin, which provides a broad range of business and civil litigation services. Before entering the legal field, Bill worked for 20 years in broadcast news, including 10 years

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Chris Bessler is the president and founder of Keokee Co. Publishing in Sandpoint, which publishes magazines and regional books as well as providing website development and marketing services. He grew up in the small logging town of Glide, Oregon, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978. Chris

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Marcia Wilson brings over 20 years of business leadership to the Panhandle Alliance for Education. She has served as the executive director since 2005, following an extensive career in international product management in the software industry. Results-driven, Marcia is a proven leader of people and projects with award-winning outcomes. As executive director, Marcia champions the

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The Dave and Laurie Wall Award for math and science education was initiated in 2006, thanks to a legacy gift from the Sandpoint residents. The Walls funded an endowment managed by the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF). At their request it provides for an annual grant of approximately $5,000 to support math and science education in

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In 2003, Betty Ann Diehl created an endowment with the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) and designated Panhandle Alliance for Education as adviser to ICF on grant awards.  She directed that projects support music and/or arts education in the Lake Pend d’Oreille School District.  Betty Ann Diehl grew up in Sandpoint and graduated from Sandpoint High

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Would you like to make a real difference in children’s lives? Do you have a few hours each week to do some volunteer work? Then you might want to consider volunteering in a classroom, through the Lake Pend Oreille School District’s Volunteers and Invested Parents program (VIP). Many retired citizens and parents are doing just

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Panhandle Alliance for Education is very excited to introduce Kari Saccomanno as the new Resource Development Director. She brings more than 20 years of passionate leadership, development, and community experiences to PAFE. In her role as Resource Development Director, Kari will coordinate the planning and administration of donor development and fundraising activities. PAFE’s commitment to

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