Salem Teacher Charged

SALEM, Ore. — A part-time high school instructor in Salem has been charged with online sexual corruption of a child. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Ivan Hallstead on Friday night. He’s accused of texting and attempting to lure his teen victim for the purpose of sexual contact. Hallstead is a part-time percussion instructor … Continue reading »

New Teacher Evaluations

EUGENE, Ore. — The state will roll out a new way to evaluate teachers, in the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers will be graded based on how children do on state tests. Teachers would be rated on one of four levels for professional practices, like teacher techniques and giving students feedback. They would also be ranked … Continue reading »

Teacher Awarded for A Day Made Better

EUGENE, Ore. – It was a big surprise for an elementary school teacher Tuesday as part of a national award. Deanna Olson, a third grade teacher at Spring Creek Elementary, was nominated by co-workers for an award known as the A Day Made Better campaign. The campaign was founded by OfficeMax and Adopt-A-Classroom, which provides … Continue reading »

Local Teacher Sets Sail with NOAA

EUGENE, Ore. – A local teacher plans to set sail for a 19-day surveying trip in Alaska, Monday. Julia Harvey, a science teacher at South Eugene High School, will assist the scientists on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Oscar Dyson ship for a 19-day survey of Alaskan Pollock. Harvey will participate in this cruise … Continue reading »

Eugene Teacher Contract Talks Underway

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene Education Association and the 4J School District are negotiating a new contract for next school year. Talks began at 10:30am. Teachers and administrators showed up in huge numbers, and waited as members from both sides met behind closed doors. The Eugene Education Association is asking for 0.8% cost of living adjustment that is … Continue reading »

Springfield Names Teacher of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Educators and administrators gathered to honor Springfield’s teacher of the year, fifth grade elementary school teacher Nicola Shaddon. She teaches at Page Elementary School. The district says she has been very active in district technology. She regularly brings relevant and challenging science and engineering projects to her classroom. She started the school … Continue reading »

Ridgeline School Celebrates Teachers

EUGENE, Ore. — Schools around the country celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day Tuesday. Many of them spread the celebration into a whole week of teacher pampering, like at Ridgeline Elementary in Eugene. Students and their families are bringing in different gifts each day of the week. On Tuesday, teachers received potted plants and a free massage … Continue reading »

Teacher Appreciation Day

EUGENE, Ore. – Many students had a shiny red apple ready for Tuesday, for Teacher Appreciation Day. Nicola Shaddon, a fifth grade teacher at Page Elementary School, had no idea what anchor Sean Cuellar and Meteorologist Melissa Frey were up to when they walked in armed with an apple, a card and flowers. Shaddon also … Continue reading »