February 20, 2018


We lucked out today! Along with every other class in Corbett Grade School, we were able to take a two hour tour of the Columbia River on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. It was an amazing experience. The crew of the Sternwheeler had different stations set up on the boat. Students were able to spray the fire hose, tie knots, hear stories about the river’s complex history, and if they were lucky, get a sneak peek into the bridge of the boat.

Next week, I’ll post a Feature Article on Corbett’s main page with a more in-depth description of the trip, what students did, sights we saw, and even more photos!


~Mr. B

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Dan Barnard About Dan Barnard

Dan Barnard hails from the Green Mountain State of Vermont where he grew up skiing, biking, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the woods. He learned to drive on his parents' station wagons, learned to ski at Smugglers' Notch, and developed a love for traveling by participating in school trips to France and New York City. He worked in many jobs ranging from ski instructing to babysitting to an after-school program that helped him decide he wanted to be a teacher.

He enrolled in Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and earned a BA in Humanities with a focus on history and a concentration in Elementary Education. After working for two years in a suburban Boston community as a fifth grade teacher, he decided to move west to discover the beauty and bounty of Oregon. He worked for four years as a third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in Mosier, Oregon. While working in Mosier he enrolled in graduate school at Portland State University and earned a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.