Bryan Traylor, a.k.a. Mr. Traylor Executive Director email@example.com Barb Holt a.k.a. Ms. Holt Head Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org Jennine Livengood a.k.a. Ms. Jennine Administrative Assistant email@example.com My family has been a part of Muddy Creek since it opened its doors in 2008. We value the place based and project based approach to learning, the small school and class size, and appreciate how well the school integrates itself within the community and environment surrounding it. My children have thrived here. For these reasons, I jumped at the opportunity to work at Muddy Creek. I worked as a Kindergarten Classroom Assistant and the Afternoon Adventures Leader before becoming the Administrative Assistant.
Leann Eagles-Smith a.k.a. Ms. Leann Finance and Technology Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers and AssistantsTom Day a.k.a. Mr. Day Teacher 4th/5th Grade email@example.com I grew up in Rogue River, Oregon. Moved to Corvallis for school at OSU – graduated in 2000. I worked in construction for 8 years. I went back to OSU in 2007 to finish a teaching degree. I graduated in 2009. I’m married with 2 kids: my daughter Lila, son Nathaniel, my wife Cindy, and my loyal furry friend Rufus (a dog). My past times: gardening, riding at the sand dunes, riding motorcycles, camping, hiking, and taking naps : ) Tammy Altishin Classroom Assistant For Mr. Day 4th/5th Grade firstname.lastname@example.org Chris O’Connell a.k.a. Mr. O’Connell Teacher 3rd/4th Grade email@example.com
I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, but it wasn’t until college in Northern Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, did I learn about being in the out of doors. I have had careers as a guide teaching rock and ice climbing, and back country skiing. I’ve even been on two different crews who have built 25 timberframe homes, “without nails”.
What I bring to Muddy Creek is 11 years of teaching experience, OSU Education EdM, as well as lifetime love of building, designing and exploring.
I have a great wife and two “crazy” kids, 9-3/4 and 4-11/12ths. We love to raft, ski, and anything else done outside.
Don’t forget to bring your boots.
Mr. O’Ellen Deehan a.k.a. Ms. Ellen Classroom Assistant for Mr. O’Connell 3rd/4th Grade firstname.lastname@example.org For the first decade of my career, I was a field biologist living and working in remote areas within Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. I “returned to civilization” to earn my masters at Oregon State University in plant ecology (with additional coursework in education and art), and then taught community college biology courses (Global Ecology, Botany, Color and Form in Nature) for several years. After I became a mother, I joined the faculty at OSU as a scientific/outreach writer and academic manager. In my consulting work, I have contributed to innovative curriculum design, and I have written science background materials for elementary school teachers. I am delighted to be part of the MCCS community! My strengths are in small groups and individual support. I call myself a “learning facilitator” — and when I’m doing it well, the students do not notice my guidance as they teach themselves new skills and grow in confidence and mastery. Melissa Malusky a.k.a. Mrs. Malusky Teacher 1st/2nd Grade email@example.com I was born and raised in Corvallis. I went to Corvallis High School, where I played softball for four years. I also coached softball at C.H.S. for three years after high school. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Oregon State University, in 2011, with a double degree in Liberal Studies and Education. I worked at Muddy Creek, last year, as an educational assistant and the afternoon adventure’s leader. I live with my husband, Matt, in Philomath. We live with our dog, Jackson and ten chickens (I won’t name them all). In my spare time, I like to sing, dance, hike, bike, camp, and play guitar. I am grateful to be a part of the Muddy Creek community, where I am among passionate and talented parents, teachers, and students. Angelika Vanden Bos, a.k.a. Mrs. V. Classroom Assistant for Mrs. Malusky 1st/2nd Grade firstname.lastname@example.org Cathy Neff a.k.a. Mrs. Neff Teacher 2nd/3rd Grade email@example.com Rena De Mello a.k.a Mrs. D Classroom Assistant for Cathy Neff 2nd/3rd Grade firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Reichelderfer a.k.a. Ms. Michelle Teacher Kindergarten email@example.com No information available at this time Stephanie Duvall Special Education Assistant