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Get to Know the Celebs: Margaret Seiler

January 23, 2015

Margaret SeilerWe are so excited to have Portland Monthly Magazine’s Copy Editor, Margaret Seiler return to the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee. Margaret isn’t just back to celebrate our 15th anniversary but also to get a second chance at dethroning 2-time winner, Zia McCabe. “I bet McCabe has been sleeping with the study list under her pillow for two years straight. Our only hope to beat her might be distraction, or getting her drunk. Ryan Saari, bring her your strongest beers!”

Margaret also has one more practical motive for coming back as a speller. “My daughter’s in kindergarten now and is pretty proud of herself for learning how to spell butt face. I thought we could study together, and I figure the Celebrity Bee might have better words than that.”

As a student, Margaret’s most influential teacher was her American Literature teacher of her junior year, “The terrifyingly brilliant David Ricketts, who let us know it was OK to hate annoying child characters in classic novels like The Great Gatsby, The Scarlett Letter, etc.”

In addition to being an editor and mother, Margaret also hosts trivia shows for a variety of topics such as Golden Girls, Canada, Gilmore Girls, Harry Potter, and parenting! In fact, the night before the Spelling Bee, Margaret is hosting a Sex and the City trivia night. “A spelling bee sounds like a good brain cleansing after bingeing on that show for ‘research’.”

See the Copy Editor test her spelling skills at the Celebrity Spelling Bee on January 29. Buy your tickets here!

Get to Know the Celebs: Lois Leveen

January 22, 2015

With the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity drawing near, we are ecstatic to announce another celebrity. Award-winning novelist Lois Leveen, author of Juliet’s Nurse and The Secrets of Mary Bowser! Lois is not new to Schoolhouse Supplies, she has stopped by from… Read more »

Get to Know the Celebs: Mary & Pat

January 20, 2015

What do a voice coach and a musician and author have in common? They love supporting students and teachers! Back again for the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee is the dynamic duo, Mary MacDonald-Lewis and Pat Janowski as… Read more »

Get to Know the Celebs: Commissioner Nick Fish

January 20, 2015

With less than ten days until the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee we are thrilled to announce a very distinguished speller! Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish returns to the Bee! Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: BG

January 10, 2015

In a recent blog, we mentioned that we have logged 84,497 volunteer hours since 2000. All the resources that Schoolhouse Supplies provides to teachers and students would not be possible without the help from our dedicated volunteers.