After growing up in Minneapolis, Mary graduated from St John’s University / College of St Benedict with a BA in Natural Science and Education.  She went to work for the National Park Service as a Naturalist in Oregon and Alaska while working winters in land use planning. After a few years, she completed her Masters

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Kendon has been an agent/financial advisor with Farm Bureau Insurance and Financial Services since 2001. Previous to this business, he owned a small business in Hayden Lake starting in 1987. He and his wife Judy have two children Aubrie and Kyle, both graduates of Sandpoint High School. Kendon’s community involvement includes Sandpoint Rotary (board member

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Pierce was born in Pasadena, California and grew up in the area. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Professionally he has a background in accounting and finance, working at Hughes Aircraft Company for 28 years in several different locations in California and Arizona at various divisions and the corporate offices, developing

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy Sandpoint, ID –  “Your gift can change a child’s life… right here in our community.”  A good education offers a path to a better life for our children, and the nonprofit Panhandle Alliance for Education works side by side with the Lake Pend Oreille School District to improve students’ lives.  PAFE has

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Sandpoint, ID – The recently elected Panhandle Alliance for Education Executive Committee is ready and eager to contribute to the nonprofit’s support of the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Board President and Executive Committee Chairperson Geraldine Lewis was elected to the LPOSD Board as well as to the post of president of PAFE in May

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy Sandpoint, ID – At its recent annual Summer Sunset Fundraising Gala, the Panhandle Alliance for Education announced the funding of an exciting comprehensive writing instruction program, to be taught in all grade levels throughout the Lake Pend Oreille School District.  Called Step Up to Writing, the program was chosen by Superintendent Shawn

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy   The Inland Northwest Community Foundation has awarded a Community Strategies Grant of $11,000 to the Panhandle Alliance for Education’s early childhood literacy program, READY! for Kindergarten. This grant will help to pay for the “tool kits” given to parents and grandparents who attend the free READY! workshops during the 2015-2016 school

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy Sandpoint, ID – Several new members of the Panhandle Alliance for Education’s Board of Directors were welcomed during the nonprofit’s annual meeting in May. They bring to the nonprofit organization a variety of backgrounds and talents, and all are deeply committed to helping to continue to improve education in the Lake Pend

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy   Washington Elementary School’s First Lego League (FLL) team won a first place award for Core Values at the University of Idaho’s FLL Official Qualifier in December of 2014. But as happy as teacher and mentor Dinah Gaddie was for the students, she says their experience working as a team in preparation

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy Water quality is a subject that many north Idahoans feel passionate about. So when 250 Sandpoint Middle School seventh graders recently participated in the Outdoor and More science field trip to the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint center on Boyer Avenue, they were excited to don rubber waders and get involved in experiments

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