Laura Arntzen Joins the Board of PEAB

About a month ago, a request was sent out by Highline College expressing interest in a private school educator representative who would be willing to actively participate as a board member for the Professional Educators Advisory Board. Academy Schools recommended Mrs. Arntzen for this role as a representative of our school. Laura is passionate about private education and is excited to be a representative.

The board is comprised of educators from several surrounding districts and is made up of private school, public school and administrative personnel. According to Sharon Ricci, the Membership and Outreach Manager at the WA Federation of Independent Schools, the board members’ influence over the future of education training, strengthening relations with fellow educators in our region and act as a representative for Private Schools by providing valuable perspective to Highline College.  Typically, PEABs meet three times per year and representatives are asked to serve 2 or 3 year terms.

The board was created to provide valuable input on a brand new program at Highline that, if approved, is set to launch in the fall of 2017. According to Ms. Ricci, the group will be asked to advise on a wide range of concepts related to Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, English as a Second Language, and Bi-Lingual Education. Mrs. Artnzen’s experience in these areas will serve the board well. We look forward to sharing more details of this highly collaborative program as it develops.

Academy Schools is extremely proud that Mrs. Arntzen has agreed to represent our school and serve as a voice for all independent schools in the region. Congratulations to Mrs. Arntzen!


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