Seniors at Timberline High School in Lacey who are considering a career in education have an ally in social studies teacher Rebecca Downey. Timberline's Teacher Academy, which Ms. Downey designed and developed, trains seniors in a range of education issues, including instructional methodology, human development, and the philosophical, social and cultural foundations of education. Students in the course then work as interns in classrooms around the district. Ms. Downey is currently on temporary leave from Timberline, fulfilling a special assignment in the district's curriculum office, where she is helping to plan and develop the state of Washington's recent decision to shift to standards-based assessment.
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