Hello Fabulous Faubion Families,
It is with great honor and enthusiasm that I write this letter as the new Principal of Faubion PK-8 School. These past two years at Faubion as your Assistant Principal have been the some of the most rewarding and fun years of my career. I am very excited to be able to continue in a leadership role at Faubion, as your principal. As an added bonus, we will have Assistant Principal Gary Gregoricka joining us as well!
Prior to my time as assistant principal at Faubion, I was a science & mathematics teacher and director of the alternative school, P.A.C.E., at Parkrose High School. Aside from working in the alternative program and mainstream school, I created a free night-school program at the high school. As an active leader in the teacher’s union, I acted as Grievance Chair and represented the high school on the contract negotiations team. I spent a majority of my career coaching varsity level distance running in both cross country and track, a true highlight of my time in east county. Outside of teaching and coaching, I also completed my doctorate degree in education. The focus of this degree is social justice and equity.
My experiences in Parkrose School District shaped how I viewed the work of an educator. When working with students and families, it is critical that educators encompass all aspects of a student’s needs. To teach a child is to teach the whole child, and I see the role of the school as the hub of the community. The school should be an extension of our families. Both families and educators should be one community, nurturing and supporting all of the students at Faubion. I feel blessed to be able to work with our community in a school that houses vital resources and supports, including a robust early childhood program, wellness clinic, mental health services, innovative STEAM teaching/learning resources, and food club. In addition, I enjoy the opportunity to work closely with Concordia’s teaching program, creating enriching programming for Faubion students as well as provide essential learning opportunities for Concordia’s future educators.
I look forward to the future of Faubion. There is wealth of talent and skill in our students, PK – 8th grade. We also have an incredibly rich and powerful staff and parent community. Please know that my door is always open to our parents, students, and staff. I look forward to seeing you all this August. More information to come on fun events, activities, and our academic goals for the 2018-19 school year.
Please have a rejuvenating, fun, and relaxing summer!
Dr. Karmin Williams
Hello Faubion families-
The YMCA is excited to be back in the Faubion community providing before and after school care for the 2018-2019 school year!
Registration for fall is currently open: you can find paper copies of the forms needed in the Faubion School office, or you can visit our website at https://www.ymcacw.org/after-school-enrichment-registration to find all of the necessary forms and information.
Please do not hesitate to call our Program Office at 503-327-0007 with any questions you may have about the registration process and/or programming.
We look forward to serving your community next year!
Senior Program Director
Concordia University - Portland
Kaiser Permanente joins Concordia, PPS Faubion School, and Trillium Family Services in the 3 to PhD model to create safer, healthier, educated ...
Teachers who can unlock students’ passion. Guidance in preparing for an unknown future. Smaller class sizes. Recognition of students’ lives beyond school. And free coffee.
Those were some of the recommendations offered Thursday by a five-member panel of current and former Portland Public Students during a one-hour forum that provided an inspiring kickoff to Day 2 of PPS’s Leadership Institute at Roosevelt High School.
The start of fall sports is a week away, with high school teams allowed to hold official practices on Monday, Aug. 13. That means the clock is ticking for athletes to complete a required physical to participate.
Portland Public Schools has adopted a detailed policy for making records available to the public.
At its July 18 meeting, the PPS Board of Education unanimously passed Resolution 5682, which approved a significant expansion of district policy for handling public records requests.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has been chosen as a member of the executive committee for the Council of the Great City Schools, a nationwide organization dedicated to improvement of urban public school systems.
Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, said a new public and private partnership between Concordia University and Faubion Elementary is a shining example of making powerful changes in education that can lift an entire community.
Schools of the Future: Design is Destiny!
Engage with the architect, principal, university faculty, and curriculum designers in a talk and tour to find out how design is destiny for 800+ students and their families in NE Portland. The first of its kind in the nation, 3 to PhD was developed as a new public-private collaboration to create safer, healthier, more educated communities, where all young people could "pursue their highest dreams" (PhD). DWP participants can experience a day in the life inside Portland's first newly constructed school in two decades, which opened in fall 2017, and includes Faubion PK-8, Concordia University's College of Education, an early childhood center, the 3 to PhD Kaiser Permanente Wellness Center, STEAM/maker spaces, and a food club.
Learn more at www.3toPhD.org and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @3toPhDpdx.
Learn about our Pacific Foods partnership, bringing healthy food to families:
July 18th, 2017
Dear 3 to PhD Family,
Welcome to our “Join the Family” Countdown Campaign! This is the first of a regular e-newsletter to keep you informed about everything 3 to PhD®, Faubion and Concordia!
Please click on this link to see our first newsletter! 3tophd-newsletter-0221.pdf
December 16th, 2016
photos from Faubion construction: https://flic.kr/s/aHskNs1oaG
April 19th, 2016
Faubion school groundbreaking video:
April 11th, 2016
The Oregonian / OregonLive: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/04/faubion_school_and_concordia_u.html
Portland Tribune: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/301144-178972-citys-leaders-celebrate-beginning-of-faubion-school-construction
Patch Portland: http://patch.com/oregon/portland/portland-schools-groundbreaking-brings-out-hundreds-0
Concordia’s news post: http://www.cu-portland.edu/news/new-education-facility-breaks-ground-portland
View the wide range of social media activity by the community on #3toPhD at: https://tagboard.com/3tophd/search
March 8, 2016
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Febuary 8th, 2016
3 to PhD video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZCXb6_tpI
Carl Talton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV45519GHLQ
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Faubion pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/41430185@N08/sets/
March 3rd, 2015