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It's a 'brave' new world at WMS

Worland Middle School changes focus to staff unity, learner-focused education WORLAND - It's not just about academics for the Worland Middle School staff. An idea that Principal Ryan Clark pitched when he arrived four years ago has taken hold, creating a sense of community and unity.

 

November 18, 2017

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DAILY NEWS/Marcus Huff Worland Middle School Staff showing their unity with their new Farmer's Insurance shirts. The shirts will be worn by the staff during district-wide development days. Pictured are (first row, l-r): Wendy Wheeless, Cathie Hill, Danielle Warren, Jenifer Berdahl, Debbie Thompson, Artis Averett, Trista Jones, Karen Earl, Diane Davis, Ashley Jurovich, Mario Perez; (second row) Joe Winkler, Angela Richardson, Shelly Hallsten, Teresa Werner, Denise Herman, Suzanne Dorn, Shannon Soderstrom, Donna Hunter, Jackie Rideout, Vanessa Woffinden, Kerri Barent, Nikki Thiel, Shelly Bailey, Rob Woffinden, Mike Montgomery, Beth Siegfried, Liz Becher, Debbie Keller; (third) Ryan Clark, Ben Hofmann, Brittany Miller, Cody Smith, Willie Wright, Nicole Scheuerman, Mike Sessions, Brittany Swalstad, Dean Barent, Tanya Kienlen, Kenna Lamb, Matt Mueller, Aaron Abel, Amber Bennett and Beth Hefenieder. Staff not pictured: Pam Aagard, Shelly Anderson, Jorga Brown, Jeremiah Dobson, Lonnie Friest, Beverly Newell, Roberta Rogers, Chad Rose, Andrea Scott and Carmen Wittkop.

WORLAND - It's not just about academics for the Worland Middle School staff. An idea that Principal Ryan Clark pitched when he arrived four years ago has taken hold, creating a sense of community and unity.

Clark said one of the goals has been staff unity. "We're trying to create a staff that is learning-focused for every kid. That is so much more difficult than it sounds just because of the behaviors, attendance and academics."

He added, "Inside that we're trying to address the whole kid by getting teachers talking about how students learn and what we can do to learn. It's not always comfo...



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