April 3, 2020
Dear OP Families,
During this unprecedented time, I hope you and your family are staying healthy and doing well. Not knowing how you are doing, makes this so difficult for all of us. With so many uncertaintities in our community, the support we can offer each other is more valuable than ever. If you need anything, please reach out to me or any staff member. In very real ways, we have your backs and will work hard to support you even when we can't see each other. We really miss the students at OP and are excited for the day we can welcome your children back into classrooms and return to a feeling of normalcy. Until then, please take care.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Rick Bishop
Mr. Bishop became the Dean of Students at Olivia Park Elementary School during the 2017-18 school year. Before becoming dean of students, he was a 5th grade teacher for 10 years at Olivia Park. Prior to working at Olivia Park, Mr. Bishop was a teacher at Horizon Elementary in the Mukilteo School District and in Montana and California. He is a Montana native and a graduate of Montana State University.
As a school wide behavior support and safety coordinator, Mr. Bishop works closely with students, staff, and families to create a safe educational environment for students at Olivia Park. Mr. Bishop is certified in Right Response and helps facilitate positive behavior initiatives used in school promoting valued character traits.
Mr. Bishop is the state standardized testing coordinator for Olivia Park. He assists with the preparation and instruction for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA), Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS), STAR assessments, and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to ensure testing is completed in a secure environment and parents receive results in a timely manner.
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