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Ann Rowan

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The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday
— Matty Mullins

Eastern Oregon

Faculty
541-519-8522
email
arowan@bakercharters.org

Ann received a BA in elementary education and an MA in special education from Boise State University. During the past 36 years she has been a second and third grade classroom teacher and an elementary special education teacher. Her career started in the Boise School District, and she just completed 19 years with Baker School District 5J. Ann is looking forward to the challenges and new experiences of being a member of the Baker Web Academy team.
When she is not teaching she enjoys time with family, gardening, outdoor activities and travel. Ann and her husband, Ron, have two grown children.

Jessica Sells

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Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be
— Sonia Ricotti

Eastern Oregon

Faculty
541-519-8513
email
jsells@bakercharters.org

Jessica a in her 11th year of teaching. All those years were have been in the special education area. She has taught K-12 and most recently 9-12 life skills. Jessica lives in Baker City, Oregon with her husband Teron and son Owen, who is a lively 2 year old. Jessica finished her undergraduate at Eastern Oregon University and then continued on to obtain her endorsement in Special Education.

Britten Clark-Huyck

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Here is my secret, it is very simple. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Salem

Faculty
541-602-4999
email
bclarkhuyck@bakercharters.org

Britten has been fascinated with how children learn since her undergraduate research work which explored cognition in early childhood. After receiving her Bachelors in Physical Anthropology (1997) she went to Loyola to receive her Master of Education (1999). In 2010 she returned to school to earn her Master of Science Education from Oregon State University.

In all her classrooms she strives to reduce barriers so all students can access their education. Britten has worked extensively with special education students, families, and staff to build trust and proficiency in understanding how assistive technology can open doors for reading and writing supports. She holds a particular passion for helping students to find their way while at the same time building-up their confidence. She is thrilled to join BWA as a Special Education diagnostician and science teacher.

Tish Bloomer

Your attitude determines your direction

Eastern Oregon

Special Education
541-519-5587
tbloomer@bakercharters.org

 

Tish has been teaching special education for 16 years, including 14 years at the high school level, and 2 at the elementary level.  

She values bringing a team of people together to work collaboratively on meeting student's needs. Always with an eye on the future, she developes innovative ways to provide services and build independence and confidence in her students. Also holding an endorsement in physical education, Tish believes in helping students to become healthy, life-long learners and happy, productive members of our communities. 

Susan Irby

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.
— Benjamin Franklin

Eastern Oregon

Special Education Department
541-519-7407
sirby@bakercharters.org

Susan is in her 40th year of working in Special Education.  She taught in a middle school setting for 36 years before moving to an elementary school
and then joining Baker Charter Schools. Susan has had numerous experiences in special education; life-skills classes and inclusions settings, teaching reading, math, and language arts, tutoring high risk students. She has worked with students of of autism, learning disabilities, other health impairment, fetal alcohol syndrome, and Down syndrome.  Susan coordinates special education services  
of new and returning students with parents and staff, facilitating IEP meetings to meet student needs including accommodations and modifications.

Katie Kahn

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Eastern Oregon

SPED Office Assistant
541-519-5664
kkahn@bakercharters.org

Katie Kahn graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Degree in Communication Studies. She currently resides in Baker City with her family.