The Panhandle Alliance for Education (PAFE), is creating a video tribute to Lake Pend Oreille School District teachers. We are excited to announce the first Sandpoint High School Film Festival and seek your creative video submissions. THEME: Tell us what inspires you …. …. (about school) PAFE is asking students to share their stories about

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Ross Longhini is an experienced medical device executive with a track record of growing businesses, identifying unique market opportunities and building strong relationships. His career began at 3M Dental Products after he graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1983 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He served in several executive roles including Executive Vice President,

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Brent Eacret is the owner of Alpine Shop in Sandpoint along with his wife Nicole. Prior to owning Alpine Shop, Brent spent 13 years in employee benefit sales with the most recent role as director of sales for a large regional insurance carrier. An avid skier and boater, Alpine Shop was a natural next career

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Megan grew up in Sandpoint, graduating from Sandpoint High School in 2002. She attended Whitman College for two years before transferring to the College of Idaho, graduating with a degree in Business and a concentration in Management. While attending the College of Idaho, Megan interned as a business analyst in the purchasing department of Micron

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Annie was born in Everett, Washington, and lived there until she left to attend Arizona State University. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business, Annie began working for Ping Golf Equipment Company. During her 14-year tenure at Ping, she created and ran Ping’s clothing and embroidery division. She then headed up the retail division for

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Naticia Litven, a 1991 Central Washington University graduate, has lived in Sandpoint since 2002 with her husband, Bob Klatt. She has been an elementary school teacher in the Lake Pend Oreille School District since moving here. Previously she taught for 11 years in the Highline School District in Seattle. During her teaching career she has

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Travis Kaul, chief banking officer for Columbia Bank and its affiliates, has been with the bank since 1999. With a career in banking as his goal, Travis graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis on banking and marketing. He went on to graduate from Pacific Coast

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Karl was born in Lewiston, Idaho, and raised in Grangeville, Elk City and Plummer, Idaho, and Latah, Washington. Upon graduation from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in communications, he embarked on a career in sales, marketing and management, living in Idaho, Alaska, Florida, Washington and Illinois. Dye was able to fulfill

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Any teacher can tell you that no two students learn the same way or at the same speed. Some seem to understand a concept as soon as it’s introduced, while others need the subject broken down into its component parts. An explanation that makes perfect sense to some students will remain inscrutable to others, who

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Half a world away from Sandpoint, clustered along the legendary Silk Road that traders once traveled to bring the spices and silks of the east to the residents of Europe, is a group of countries whose names all end with “Stan.” This winter, a grant from the Panhandle Alliance for Education allowed seventh graders at

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