Spotlight

Michael Ready, KHS Teacher

"Michael is a new teacher to Kalama High School this year. He teaches HS/MS Drama, English, and History. He jumped in right away writing grants for the Drama program to help with purchasing new equipment needed for productions."

- Michael Ready, Teacher

Tammy Smith, KMS/KHS Life Skills Teacher

"Tammy’s dedication to working with the students she serves is making a positive impact every day. Her team is able to work directly in-person on individual goals with students to ensure they are not falling behind."

- Tammy Smith, Life Skills Teacher

Cory Torpa, CTE Teacher/Director

"As the CTE Director, Cory is working with the staff and community business leaders to bring new CTE courses to Kalama HS and MS. Cory's hands-on projects in his manufacturing class are truly motivating to our students!"

- Cory Torpa, CTE Teacher/Director

custodial team

"It is easily forgotten that there is a whole group of individuals who work tirelessly to make sure that our schools are safe and ready for use every single day. It's important to recognize their efforts that so often go unnoticed."

- KSD Custodial Team

Nicole Becker

"Nicole always has a positive attitude and finds alternative ways to meet students halfway to help reach their potential. We appreciate how Nicole thinks outside of the box to make the Alternative Learning Experiences (ALE) program a success for those students who have different learning needs."

- Nicole Becker, ALE Teacher