All high school and middle school students can pick up a 1:1 laptop starting tomorrow, Monday Aug 10. Those that have a laptop from the spring school closure must return that laptop and pick up an updated one that has been specifically set up for them.
For pick-up times and details, please visit www.ysd7.org/laptops
Anna Marie Dufault is delighted to serve as interim Principal at Discovery Lab School for the 2020-21 school year. Her oldest son was a member of the inaugural second-grade class in Fall 1997 and her other son and daughter also matriculated through Discovery Lab. All three of her children graduated from A. C. Davis High School.
Anna Marie is a proud graduate of White Swan High School and earned her Bachelor's degree at WSU and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from EWU. She completed her administrative credentials at WSU Tri-Cities.
Anna Marie has over thirty years of experience in education. She taught elementary students for 14 years at various school districts around the Valley. She has worked as an education advocate with foster care students. She worked as a Learning Support Coordinator at ESD 105 for 14 years before taking the principal job at Saddle Mountain Elementary School in Mattawa, WA. Most recently she served as Director of Student Support Services for the Wahluke School District.
Over the years she has been deeply involved in the Yakima community volunteering with Junior League and Safe Yakima Valley. She has a teacher’s heart and is dedicated to quality instruction every day for every student.
She loves learning and has recently been studying the “Distance Learning Playbook” by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie as well as “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain” by Zaretta Hammond.
On Monday, August 3, 2020, the Yakima School Board approved YSD's proposed Reopening Plan for OSPI. This is NOT an alert of how school will start in the fall (i.e. distance learning) but we expect that info from the health dept in 1-2 days. To review our plan, go online to www.YSD7.org/reopeningplan