Riverview School District

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Cherry Valley Principal Darcy Becker Departs Riverview for New Opportunity

by Michael Ward

After fourteen years as Cherry Valley Elementary principal, the Riverview School District congratulates Darcy Becker on her new appointment as the Director of Elementary Education for Monroe Public Schools. Becker will conclude her role as principal on June 30, 2014.

"I am very happy that this wonderful opportunity has presented itself to Darcy with Monroe Public Schools," said Riverview Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith. "At the same time, I will miss Darcy's building and district-level leadership and will reflect proudly on all that has been accomplished with Darcy leading the excellent staff we have at Cherry Valley Elementary School."

Under Becker's tenure, she has served as an integral component in achieving academic growth and success, not just at Cherry Valley Elementary, but throughout the Riverview School District. At a building level, Becker has worked hard to provide her staff with timely and responsive professional development, facilitated the hiring of a large majority of the staff at the school, and supported wonderful learning opportunities such as the literary high tea program and an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning opportunities at Cherry Valley.

Becker has been at the forefront of assessment and implementation of curriculum district-wide, serving on multiple curriculum adoption teams and committees. She also was a champion of the Danielson Instructional System, a framework which led to the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system across our Riverview schools.

Cherry Valley has also become one of the most recognized schools in the Riverview School District, earning the School of Distinction award from the State of Washington in 2007 and 2009. The School of Distinction award recognizes and celebrates staff, students, and the administration needed to improve performance for all students over a sustained period of time.

The Riverview School District congratulates Darcy Becker on her fourteen years of service to the students and families of Cherry Valley Elementary and the Riverview School District and wishes her all the best in her new and exciting endeavors.