Three new teachers join staff for Oroville Schools

New staff at Oroville Schools includes three new teachers (L-R) Eric Stiles, Jacqueline Marshall and Kelsey Cleveland.

New staff at Oroville Schools includes three new teachers (L-R) Eric Stiles, Jacqueline Marshall and Kelsey Cleveland.

OROVILLE – Three new teachers joined the Oroville School District staff with one at the elementary school at the start of the school year, one at the elementary school building, one at the junior/senior high building and the third splitting his time between both buildings.

Eric Stiles is a music teacher for grades four through 12. He has a Bachelor of Music Education and Music Performance at Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Teaching with specialization in National Board Certification from National University.

Stiles is married and has four children, three girls and a boy.

“My family and I enjoy activities such as camping and traveling around the country,” Stiles said.

He said that his family is enjoying his time living in Oroville.

“We have been made to feel very welcome by the people of Oroville and we are very grateful for the kindness shown to us. I am happy to be teaching in the schools here and I look forward to many years of wonderful musical experiences with my students.”

Kelsey Cleveland is a Social Studies Teacher at Oroville Junior/Senior High School. This is her first teaching job. She graduated from Eastern Washington University last March and is currently working on her Masters degree through the University of Phoenix.

She and her husband Erick are both from Spokane where they grew up, she the oldest of four and he the youngest of three.

“We both love hiking and camping. We love watching movies and relaxing at home and I love to read, my favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark,” she said.

Cleveland says she really likes the school here.

“Patricia has been very helpful and supportive,” said Cleveland about the high school principal, also new this year.

“I could not be working with a better staff, anything you need, any questions they have answers – it is wonderful. I have fun in my classes, the students are great!” she said. “History is a huge passion of mine and being able to share it with these students has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.”

Jacqueline Marshall teaches sixth grade at Oroville Elementary School. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity Western University, a Master in Teaching Degree from City University and her Elementary Education K-8 Endorsement. She worked two years as a substitute teacher in the Snohomish School District and two years as a classroom teacher at Glendale Lutheran School in Burien where she taught second/third grade and sixth grade.

“I enjoy spending time with my niece and nephew who are age three and one. They are great kids,” she said.

She also enjoys cooking, baking, camping, seeing live music and writing.

“I’d like to thank the staff of Oroville School District and the community of Oroville for making me feel so welcome here. I am very grateful for the opportunity to live and teach in Oroville,” said Marshall.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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