Posted by Bob Heck on Jan 11, 2021
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
 
Today’s Program: Anthony Brock, McLane Elementary Principal: Education during a pandemic in the Olympia School District
  • Meeting Called to order: President Sean @ 12:00 pm
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by: President Sean
  • Four Way Test led by: President Sean
Visiting Rotarians
Doug Mah – Gateway Rotary
 
Guests of Rotarians
N/A
 
Announcements
 
Social Justice Task Force
The Social Justice Task Force will be hosting a viewing of an Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Documentary next week, in honor of the holiday. Please note, we will note have a meeting due to the MLK Jr. holiday. The task force will also be sharing a Social Justice Moment at each meeting to continue our club dialogue.
 
Induction
Bob Wubbena introduced Brian Windrope the current Executive Director at Senior Services for South Sound. Brian used to be a member of Rotary in CA and is very excited to be a part of our club and back in the Rotary family.
 
Program: Anthony Brock, McLane Elementary Principal: Education during a pandemic in the Olympia School District
 
Bob Wubbena introduced fellow club member, Anthony Brock. Before becoming the Principal at McLane, Anthony served as Vice Principal at Roosevelt Elementary and also worked as an enrollment specialist at Olympia High School. He has done work supporting educators of color across the state. In addition to his work in the classroom and across the state, he is also an assistant basketball coach at Olympia High School.
 
Anthony shared a video of several educators throughout the district. In the 1:1 interviews they were able to share the ways in which they have navigated the changes to education this year. Some had positive things to share, others relayed the struggles they faced migrating to a virtual environment. Anthony gave a brief overview of the path ahead for the district and devoted the majority of his time to taking questions from members.
 
He was optimistic about getting students back in the classroom, and relayed that the district is waiting on approval from the Thurston County Health Department.
 
Meeting Adjourned: 12:55pm by President Sean