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CWU Education Alum Gains National Acclaim

Central Washington University alumnus Garett Talcott, a kindergarten teacher at Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond, is making news nationwide for his virtual teaching approach. KING 5 TV reported on a surprise virtual field trip on which he took his students to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. Talcott posted the video online and it has been viewed more than 800 thousand times. Talcott, who received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2012 from CWU, has also been featured on the NBC Today show and a variety of online publications.

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