Ridgefield Sch. Dist.
Emergency Messages as of 6:49 pm, Mon. Feb. 18
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Ridgefield Sch. Dist. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
Union Ridge Elementary School teacher, Sara Eastham (at left) with Karen Stolberg, her teacher when she attended elementary school in Ridgefield.
Union Ridge Elementary School teacher, Sara Eastham (at left) with Karen Stolberg, her teacher when she attended elementary school in Ridgefield.
A Longtime Teacher's Classroom Legacy (Photo) - 02/18/19

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Ridgefield, Washington – Karen Stolberg was happy to visit Union Ridge Elementary for Take Your Parent to School Day.  And she has an interesting connection to her granddaughter’s second grade teacher, Sara Eastham.  Stolberg was actually Eastham’s teacher when she was in elementary school.

Eastham, a Ridgefield native, said, “Ms. Stolberg—she was Anderson then— was my third-grade teacher at South Ridge.” 

Stolberg smiled.  “I can tell you she was a really good student.” 

“But I was really, really, really shy!” Eastham laughed. 

Stolberg taught in the Ridgefield School District for 34 years; Eastham was one of many students.  But Eastham was in one of Stolberg’s first classes as a teacher, so she remembers it well.  Stolberg is glad to spend time with her former student and thrilled that Eastham became a teacher too.  “We’ve stayed in touch all these years,” she said.  “I’m so proud of her!” 

Eastham remembered going to visit Stolberg’s home.  “I would take groups of four or five students home with me as a reward—with their parents’ permission of course.  We couldn’t take students home with us now!” Stolberg laughed.  When Eastham became a teacher herself, she created a similar reward activity she calls Secret Lunch, where students can have lunch with her in the classroom instead of the cafeteria.

Interestingly, Stolberg’s granddaughter is not the first member of her family to have Eastham as a teacher.  Eastham also taught Stolberg’s son, Nick, when he was in elementary school.  The connection between the two families is a surprising and wonderful legacy in the school district.

As Stolberg and Eastham reminisced about their connection over the years, Stolberg’s granddaughter gazed up at them.  Who knows?  With such great inspiration, maybe someday she will decide to be a teacher too.

###

Ruby Wheelon shows her mother, Andrea, the book she is reading in Sara Eastham's second grade class at Union Ridge Elementary during Ridgefield School District's Take Your Parents to School Day.
Ruby Wheelon shows her mother, Andrea, the book she is reading in Sara Eastham's second grade class at Union Ridge Elementary during Ridgefield School District's Take Your Parents to School Day.
Ridgefield School District Schedules Take Your Parent to School Day (Photo) - 02/18/19

Monday, February 18, 2019 – Ridgefield, Washington – Ridgefield School District held its third annual Take Your Parent to School Day in January.  Students at all area schools had the opportunity to bring their parents with them for a partial or full day of class.  Parents were active participants in the classes, and for many of them, what they saw was very different than what they experienced as kids in school. 

At South Ridge Elementary, Principal Jill Neyenhouse met with parents to explain how problem-solving and critical thinking are now interwoven into the elementary school curriculum.  Parents worked together in groups to solve “alphabet equations” like There are 26 L in the A (26 Letters in the Alphabet) and “perplexers” (complex riddles). 

In Sara Eastham’s second grade class at Union Ridge Elementary, students demonstrated how they made notes as they read books.  They showed parents and grandparents books full of sticky notes, marking pages that had words they didn’t know, important plot points, and more.  The process helps them read carefully and critically.    

At View Ridge Middle School, David Jacobson’s history class brought parents and students into a “four corners discussion”.  A statement is read about the topic they have been studying.  Each corner of the room has a sign:  Agree, Somewhat Agree, Disagree, or Somewhat Disagree.  Everyone chooses a position, then an active discussion begins, with students engaging with others and defending their thoughts on the topic. 

At every grade level, parents were excited to experience firsthand the classrooms where their children learn every day.  Parent Heliodoro Garcia has one son in high school, one in elementary school, and one toddler.  He was at South Ridge Elementary School with his middle son, Mateo.  “With my older son, I used to come to school only to play soccer with kids in the field.  Now it’s good to have a time to come to the school and have lunch with him, see his class.” 

Parent and teacher Audrey Scott enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the event at View Ridge Middle School.  “As a middle school parent and a kindergarten teacher in the Ridgefield School District, I have often wondered what the classroom environment is like at the middle school level,” she said.  “I attended Mrs. Allen’s literacy class and thoroughly enjoyed the thought-provoking text, meaningful discussion and the overall warmth and thoughtfulness of her classroom.”

Participation in Take Your Parent to School Day was higher than expected; parents welcomed the opportunity to see students and teachers in action.  While there is only one Take Your Parent to School Day this year, parents are always welcome as volunteers in the schools.  Background checks are required, and forms can be obtained at the school office.

###

Ridgefield School Board to Review Resolution for Ballot Measure to Renew Levy Funding - 02/15/19

Friday, February 15, 2019 – Ridgefield, WA – On Tuesday, February 19, Ridgefield School District’s board members will review a resolution to place before voters a ballot measure to renew levy funding for the Ridgefield School District.  The Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy the Board will consider replaces the levy currently in place, which expires at the end of 2019.

The current levy is funded by a tax rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is limited by law.  Although the district can project a levy rate based on estimated assessed value, levy rates cannot exceed this limit.  With voter approval, levy funding will be renewed at this same current rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The district uses levy funds to pay for expenses in excess of state funding such as professional development for teachers, curriculum, technology, classroom support (additional teachers and teacher assistants), extra-curricular activities (athletics), community education, and early childhood education activities.

“The operations levy is vital to the successful operation of the district,” said Superintendent Nathan McCann.  “Renewal of levy funding ensures that we can continue to deliver the comprehensive, high-quality education expected by our students and families.”

To view the agenda for the school board meeting, visit the school district’s website at www.ridgefieldsd.org, click on Explore, About Us and Board of Directors.

###

Bobbi Wilson
Bobbi Wilson
Ridgefield School District Honors February Employee and Students of the Month (Photo) - 02/13/19

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – Ridgefield, Washington – On February 12, Ridgefield School District officials recognized the February Employee and Students of the Month at the regular Board of Directors meeting.  

The Employee of the Month is Christine “Chris” Petersen, head secretary at Ridgefield High School.  Chris Petersen is one of the most dedicated and hardest working staff members at RHS.   She continuously goes above and beyond what is expected of her because she cares so much about the quality of work she produces. Chris is the backbone of our school and keeps us all in order. She is constantly working late or working on the weekends because she wants to be sure the teachers get their materials ordered, and the work gets done for our students and teachers. We tell Chris to go home and to stop working, but she can’t be stopped until the job is done. Furthermore, Chris is very intelligent and is a systems thinker. She can see where there is a breakdown in our processes or procedures and knows exactly how to fix them and make improvements. She has made many changes in our main office that have made a big difference in our daily operations, thus making us smarter and more efficient.  Chris truly makes our organization a better place and is helping us move forward. 

Additionally, Chris bleeds orange and blue and has such Spudder pride. Everywhere she goes, she has the Spudders on her mind and is always looking for good ideas and ways that can improve our culture and climate for our students, staff, and families. Lastly, Chris creates a fun work environment in the main office and takes time to laugh and have fun during the hard work. She truly enjoys her job and has fun with the students, staff, and parents. We are so lucky to have Chris Petersen as part of the Spudder family.

Students of the Month

Blakeley Gardner, a fourth grader, is February’s Student of the Month at South Ridge Elementary School.  The South Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of Blakeley.  They write, “Blakeley quietly looks for ways to help those around her and then sets about doing so in a gentle, caring manner.  She truly has a servant’s mentality.  Kindness radiates from her eyes.  Academically, Blakeley listens intently and diligently and works to make the most of every minute at school.  She is extremely responsible.  It is evident that she seeks to do the very best she can on every assignment.  Blakeley is respectful, polite, cheerful, generous, unselfish and humble.  She is extremely deserving of recognition for her efforts academically and her efforts to serve others.”

Leela Weeks, a third grader, was selected at Union Ridge Elementary.  The Union Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of Leela.  They write, “Leela is a hard worker and never gives up.  She always strives to do her very best.  She enthusiastically embraces all subjects and likes to challenge herself and go the extra mile.  Leela is very helpful and accepts and appreciates everyone for their uniqueness.  She is a pleasure to work with and a friend to all.  Leela is a great example of being respectful, responsible, and resilient.  Union Ridge Elementary School sure appreciates Leela.”

Sara Tabish, a sixth grader, is February’s Student of the Month at Sunset Ridge Intermediate School.  The Sunset Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of Sara.  They write, “Sara is responsible.  She always does her work, brings in her homework, and organizes her time well.  She is resilient and works diligently in class.  If she doesn’t understand something, she will ask questions and keep trying until she gets it.  She is respectful.  She treats everyone like a friend and never speaks an unkind word.  Sara’s sixth grade teachers know what she’s capable of and believe she will be successful at whatever she wants to be when she grows up.”

Stuart Swingruber, a seventh grader, was chosen at View Ridge Middle School.  The View Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of Stuart.  They describe him as a hardworking and polite student who strives for excellence.  He is dedicated, ambitious, honest and smart.  Stuart is easy to teach because he stays on task and is not afraid to ask questions.  You can count on him to make classroom discussions interesting.  He is a fearless participant in discussions and is willing to engage in debate and share his ideas.  His work is of the highest quality, and he works well with all his classmates.  Stuart helps everyone become better learners.

For the February Student of the Month, staff members at Ridgefield High School were asked to think of students who have demonstrated the Success Bound trait of Resilience.  Nineteen students were nominated by 17 different staff members, and senior Bobbi Wilson’s story was the most compelling.  One teacher said, “Her growth over the last three years has been tremendous.  She comes early every day and is always prepared.”  Said another teacher, “She faces all challenges head on and never gives up.”  Bobbi’s growth as a student is evident in that she has increased her GPA every semester and now has a GPA more than one full point higher than it was as a freshman.  Bobbi’s efforts have not gone unnoticed.  The RHS staff is proud to have her represent the more than 900 students at Ridgefield High School as February Student of the Month.

Ridgefield School District is grateful to its sponsors, James Schmeling of Allstate Insurance Company whose local office is providing funding to support the district’s recognition program during this school year and the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation.

###

South Ridge Elementary Health Assistant, LeeOni McKee, was instrumental in getting the Hand to Heart Project started last year.
South Ridge Elementary Health Assistant, LeeOni McKee, was instrumental in getting the Hand to Heart Project started last year.
Kids Make Cards for Hospital with Hand to Heart Project (Photo) - 02/07/19

Thursday, February 7, 2019 – Ridgefield, WA – Ridgefield student Anthony Moro-Baxter has faced many medical challenges.  Other students teased him about his frequent absences and medical conditions.  To help build understanding, he did something positive:  Anthony created the Hand to Heart Project, helping students make cards for patients at Randall Children’s Hospital.  

South Ridge Elementary School health assistant, LeeOni McKee, helped Anthony spread the word to teachers across the school.  Anthony and his family delivered packets with blank cards, markers, and colored pencils to classrooms.  And in a short time, the students created over 300 cards.  

Anthony was proud to deliver the cards to the children’s hospital, where he had also been a patient.  He even dropped additional supplies off at the hospital so the patients could make cards for one another.  

Anthony’s mother, Stephanie Moro-Baxter, said, “Anthony knows he’s not the only one to have medical problems and understands that one of the hardest parts is feeling alone in the process.  He wanted to reach out to other kids at Randall Children’s Hospital to make sure they knew they were not alone.  They will have kids thinking of them and supporting them along the way.”

Now that Anthony is attending Union Ridge Elementary School, teachers there are continuing the project.  They hope to make over 400 cards this year.  And ten-year-old Anthony would love to see his Hand to Heart Project extend to other schools, classrooms, and organizations. 

“A simple card of encouragement from one child to another can go a long way in bridging the gap of compassion between kids,” Anthony’s mother said. “I am very proud of him for coming up with a way to change his own circumstances as well as help so many kids.”

To learn more about the Hand to Heart Project or to sign up to participate, check their Facebook page at https://tinyurl.com/yccnwysl   Donations of card stock, markers, and colored pencils are also welcome. 

###

Scott Rice
Scott Rice
Scott Rice Named Head Football Coach for Ridgefield School District (Photo) - 01/31/19

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – Ridgefield, WA - The Ridgefield School District has selected Scott Rice as Head Football Coach.  Rice comes to Ridgefield from Skyview High School in the Vancouver School District where he currently serves as Assistant Coach for both football and track and teaches classes in AP Social Studies.

“I am beyond excited to become a part of the Ridgefield community and football program,” said Rice.  “Becoming a head coach in this community has been a dream of mine, and I am humbled to get the opportunity to grow Ridgefield into one of the top tier programs in southwest Washington and the state.  I cannot wait to get to work building a program that reflects the ideals of the school and community.  I am grateful for the tremendous opportunity and confidence in me as a coach and as a person.  Go Spuds!”

Rice holds a Bachelors degree in history and political science for secondary education from Carroll College in Montana.  During his teaching career, he has taught AP classes in government, politics, economics and history at Aberdeen High School in the Aberdeen School District and at Skyview High School in the Vancouver School District in addition to his coaching duties at both schools.

As Assistant Football Coach for Aberdeen High School starting in 2010, Rice served as defensive coordinator and linebackers position coach.  He joined Skyview High School in 2014 as Assistant Football Coach for the offensive line for five seasons and also served as Assistant Coach for their track program.

During his high school years at Colville High School in Colville, Washington, Rice earned numerous varsity letters in football, basketball and track & field.  In the football program at Carroll College, Rice played linebacker for four years and participated in two NAIA national championships (2005 and 2007) with the Fighting Saints.

“The Ridgefield Athletic Department is thrilled to announce the hiring of Scott Rice,” said Brynan Shipley, Ridgefield School District’s athletic director.  “Coach Rice has a great deal of football knowledge and prides himself in his ability to connect with his athletes and develop relationships.  He recognizes that it is more than just a game; it is a tool to teach valuable life lessons and build character.  Scott’s shared vision, sense of community and plans for the development of a whole program-wide philosophy and culture were qualities that set him apart in the selection process.  He is a forward-thinking coach with a contagious passion and enthusiasm for the game.  We are excited about the future of Ridgefield football!”

“We are excited to welcome Scott to the district,” said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District Superintendent.  “His commitment in growing a top tier football program in keeping with the ideals of both school and community aligns well with the district’s pursuit of premier.”

Rice and his family reside in Ridgefield.  His wife, Kelsi, is a teacher at Chinook Elementary School in the Vancouver School District.  They have two children, Grady, age three, and Lincoln, four months old.  Rice and his family enjoy all sports, staying active and spending time together at home.

###

Attached Media Files: Scott Rice
Ridgefield High School's Thespian Society recently welcomed six new inductees to the troupe at their mid-year induction on January 10th.
Ridgefield High School's Thespian Society recently welcomed six new inductees to the troupe at their mid-year induction on January 10th.
Ridgefield High School Thespian Society Announces New Inductees (Photo) - 01/30/19

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Ridgefield, WA – The Ridgefield High School Thespian Society welcomed six new inductees to the troupe at their mid-year induction on January 10.  New to the troupe are:  Cami McGravey, Emma Hauser, Kyshaun Summers, Peter Schafer, Clara Lewandowski, Kaitlyn St. John, and Jared Lee.

According to Kaitlyn Etter, Theatre Arts Director for the high school, students are inducted based on a point system measuring their involvement in the theatre department over the course of their work on multiple productions.  “Students are required to have 10 points (100 hours) to be inducted including two points from working “behind the scenes” on a production,” said Etter. 

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honor society that recognizes student achievement in theatre.  Etter started RHS’ ITS troupe #8635 last year.  “The Thespian Society gives students access to resources beyond Ridgefield, including college scholarships, enhancing college and employment applications, and tons of student leadership opportunities,” said Etter.

The troupe did extremely well at its first ever Southwest Regional Acting and Technical theatre event in November.  Garnering overall Excellent scores  were students Cristyn LaChaine, Kennedy Howlett and Sofia Lee in the Solo Musical Theatre category; Bridget Donaldson and Sebastian Rojas-Rincon  in the Duo Musical Theatre category; Callie Stenersen and Phoebe Langwell  in the Duo Scene category; and Payton Kautz in the Stage Management category.  These students will be recognized at the state competition in March.

Awarded perfect “Superior” scores were Lily Ray for Solo Musical Theatre and Phoebe Langwell for Monologue.  Both students will advance to Nationals in the summer.

“Having a troupe at RHS not only gives students opportunities for learning at the various festivals throughout the year but also connections with other troupes from other schools across the U.S.,” said Etter.

“I am thrilled with the Arts Programs at Ridgefield High School,” said Debbie McGravey, Ridgefield Community Education Theater Program Production Manager.  “RHS is fortunate to have an experienced, talented arts team led by Bob Meek, Charlie Greggerson and Kaitlyn Etter.  Their theatrical/musical productions and concerts truly showcase the talents of our Spudder musicians, singers and thespians.”

###

Ridgefield High School students Bridget Donaldson and Matthew Torres (pictured at right) participate in panel at Washington State Board of Education meeting.
Ridgefield High School students Bridget Donaldson and Matthew Torres (pictured at right) participate in panel at Washington State Board of Education meeting.
Ridgefield Students Provide Input for State Board of Education Strategic Plan (Photo) - 01/28/19

Monday, January 28, 2019 - Ridgefield, Washington – It’s not common to see students participating in board and commission meetings.  So when Ridgefield High School principal Christen Palmer was asked to send a student to participate in a Washington State Board of Education meeting, she not only accepted, she asked, “Can I send two?” 

“I knew these students could each offer a unique perspective,” Palmer explained.  “I couldn’t choose between them, so I just asked if I could send both.  Fortunately, they said yes.” 

The State Board of Education meeting in Vancouver invited a few schools in the Clark County area to send students.  The student input was part of a statewide outreach as the board developed its five-year strategic plan.  They wanted students to let them know new, more effective ways to improve student engagement at the school, district, and state level. 

Bridget Donaldson and Matthew Torres were selected to attend from Ridgefield High School.  They joined students from Fort Vancouver High School and Hockinson High School on the half-hour long panel.  Some of the advice the students offered was to be more proactive about letting students know when district and state board meetings are held and to engage students in sharing their perspective on a wide range of issues. 

The Washington State School Board 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan has just been completed.    One of its key goals is to ensure that all students are able to engage in their schools and their broader communities.  It is available on their website at http://sbe.wa.gov/about-us/strategic-plan.

###

 

Emily Crawford
Emily Crawford
Ridgefield School District Honors January Employee and Students of the Month (Photo) - 01/22/19

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Ridgefield, Washington – On January 22, Ridgefield School District officials recognized the January Employee and Students of the Month at the regular Board of Directors meeting.  

The Employee of the Month is Emily Crawford, librarian at South Ridge Elementary School.  Emily Crawford has been doing so much for South Ridge Elementary School to make life easier for the students and for the teachers.  From coming in over the summer to work in the library, to staying after school to work in the curriculum room, to helping manage the new reading curriculum, Emily has been doing such great work!  The staff at South Ridge Elementary School is especially thankful for all that she does and is proud to name Emily Crawford as January’s Employee of the Month.

Students of the Month

Brooklyn Barnett, a first grader, is January’s Student of the Month at South Ridge Elementary School.  The South Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of Brooklyn.  They describe her as consistently respectful, responsible, and resilient whether in the classroom, walking down the halls or in a specialist class. Brooklyn entered first grade demonstrating excellence in Roadrunner behavior.  She loves to challenge herself and isn’t afraid to take risks.  She tries hard and never gives up.  Brooklyn is very kind and is often a peer mentor in the classroom, as she enjoys helping others.  She sets a wonderful example for all students in the classroom and in the school. 

William Legg, a third grader, was selected at Union Ridge Elementary.  The Union Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of William.  They write, “William is a very kind young man.  He is warm, accepting, flexible, and everyone’s friend.  He walks down the school hall to warm greetings by peers and adults alike.  William is also very helpful in the classroom, lunchroom and playground.  He is a conscientious student who works and seeks to learn and grow always.  He also has a very good sense of humor and brings a smile and laugh to many.  We are delighted to honor William.  He is an asset to Union Ridge Elementary School.”

Bennett Erickson, a sixth grader, is January’s Student of the Month at Sunset Ridge Intermediate School.  The Sunset Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of Bennett.  One describes him this way: “Bennett is new to our school and new to the school environment, after being home schooled.  He came in after classes began, and though this was a brand new environment, Bennett did not let that stop him.  He has worked very hard to complete assignments, learn routines, make new friends, and become a respectful, responsible, resilient student.  Bennett is always polite, even when you know he is having a hard time.  He faces challenges head on and does not give up.  His smile is contagious; I look forward to greeting him every day so I can see his smile.  I’m so proud of Bennett’s effort and am confident he will continue to grow and be successful.”

Olivia Krause, an eighth grader, was chosen at View Ridge Middle School.  The View Ridge teachers and staff are very proud of Olivia.  They write, “Olivia is a gifted student and role model within the classroom.  She is always ready for a challenge and seeks opportunities to push herself and her learning.  Olivia always works well with others and is respectful and kind.  Her calm demeanor helps to establish a productive learning environment, and her offered insights benefit the thinking of everyone in the classroom.  Olivia is a wonderful and prepared student who always strives to do more to better herself in class.”

Cameron Bosell, a senior, was chosen from Ridgefield High School.  The Ridgefield High School teachers and staff are very proud of Cameron.  Cameron is described as “a great kid for so many reasons.  Recently, he stood up and took a stand against bullying and let students know that we don’t do that at RHS.”  Another staff member describes him as “a team player, mentor and all-around great person who produces top quality work.”  Cameron participates in track, DECA, National Honor Society, and robotics.  Even though RHS is the third high school Cameron has attended (he says it’s the best one!), he still has been able to carry a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Ridgefield School District is grateful to its sponsor, James Schmeling of Allstate Insurance Company, whose local office is providing funding to support the district’s recognition program during this school year.

###

Ridgefield School District educators recently earned their micro-credentials in Social Emotional Learning from OSPI.  Back row (L-R): Karen Bachle, Megan Suarez, Marianne Mack, Amber Lutes, Monica Deshazer, David Payette, Teresa Vance, Tiffany Quast, Kayl
Ridgefield School District educators recently earned their micro-credentials in Social Emotional Learning from OSPI. Back row (L-R): Karen Bachle, Megan Suarez, Marianne Mack, Amber Lutes, Monica Deshazer, David Payette, Teresa Vance, Tiffany Quast, Kayl
Ridgefield School District Staff Members Earn Micro-Credentials in Social Emotional Learning (Photo) - 01/21/19

Monday, January 21, 2019 – Ridgefield, WA – Ridgefield School District is proud to congratulate staff members who have recently earned the Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) micro-credential certification.  These educators were part of a statewide cohort who, in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), and the online platform, Bloomboard, received 20 hours of professional learning related to SEL.

Included in the SEL professional learning were completion of the OSPI SEL modules, creation and implementation of culturally responsive SEL classroom lessons, evaluation of the lessons in relation to Washington state SEL standards and benchmarks, and the opportunity to collaborate with content area experts and other educations from around the state.

“I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to be a part of the SEL pilot,” said Teresa Vance, Behavior Intervention Specialist for the district.  “This experience has afforded participating educators the ability to engage in meaningful, job-embedded professional learning personalized to student and classroom need and has positively impacted the ability to provide social emotional learning in a manner that is culturally responsive.” 

Ridgefield School District proudly congratulates the following staff members:

Karen Bachle, Megan Suarez, Marianne Mack, Amber Lutes, Monica Deshazer, David Payette, Teresa Vance, Tiffany Quast, Kayla Mitchell, Brooke Bray, Jamie Heim, Lacey Jones, Laura Gutierrez.,Andrea McCain, Elena Kuzmenko, and Brittany Rodin.

###