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Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Teacher Spotlight: Carrie Block D38 DELIBERATES COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m Where: Lewis-Palmer Administration Building 146 N. Jefferson St. in Monument Carrie Block has been teaching seventh grade social studies at Lewis-Palmer Middle School for thirteen years. After graduating from Air Academy High School, she headed to Texas Tech University and then found her way to Metro State University in Denver where she reccived her degrec in behavioral sciences with a reading minor and elementary/secondary education endorsement. Following college, this Colorado native spent two years in the Peace Corps teaching in Moldova, Slovakia, and Zambia which was quite a bit warmer than her prior job at a refueling station in Antarctica. Carrie visited all seven continents before her 30th birthday. Her influence may have contributed to a couple of former students who now serve in the Peace Corps. The Tri-Lakes community is invited to attend this important conversation regarding Preschool: Centralized vs. Site-Based Locations Attendees will be invited to participate in small group discussions led by a trained facilitator. The goal is to help participants learn more about preschool in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 while using collaborative decision-making and community problem-solving skills to share thoughts and ideas The public is invited to actively participate in this community engagement event, facilitated by Ms. Carrie Bennett (facilitator, mediator, and educator) of Learning Through Difference, LLC Carrie loves that middle school students are curious about the world. While middle school can be a difficult time for some students, she constantly looks for wavs to make a difference and connect with her students, She writes letters to her students and coordinates a pen pal program between students and community members. They write approximately six letters during the school year and then meet their pen pal in May for an interview. This year's theme is "Why Stories Matter." To assure a seat at a table, you must RSVP to info@lewispalmer org by December 3 LPSD December Events December 5: D38 Deliberates. 6:00 p.m December 17: Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m December 21-January 7: Winter Break, No Classes Block loves hiking and camping in the mountains of Colorado, scuba diving in the Marshall Islands, working with gorillas, playing music with her husband, and filling the role of aunt. Her dog came home with her from Moldova and is her best souvenir. She loves being a mom watching Star Wars, and coaching cross country. Carrie is anticipating her next adventure, though she is not sure what it will be yet. She claims that it promises to be challenging dministration Buildirn Administration Building December 24-25: District Closed