Trek Across the U.S. 

© 2019 by Trek Across the U.S.

We are teachers (Beverly Scott is the life science teacher and Deniece Thompson is a math teacher) at Riddle Jr./Sr. High School in Riddle, Oregon. On April 4, we were excited to be informed that we were awarded a Fund for Teachers Fellowship funded through The Ford Family Foundation for a Trek Across the U.S. including four provinces of Canada (Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick).

This month-long fellowship over the summer will provide us more than 30 experiences with a focus on science and math as well as other environmental, technological, cultural, and historical activities that will benefit our students and community. This excursion begins June 11, and we arrive back July 11. We plan to keep everyone posted and share what we learn during this "trek" with our students and community members. 

Left to right: Beverly Scott, Principal William Starkweather, and Deniece Thompson

About Us

We are teachers at Riddle Jr./Sr. High School in Riddle, Oregon.


Deniece Thompson is a math teacher with 22 years of full-time teaching experience. She has been teaching at Riddle for 6 years.  She currently coaches volleyball and track.

Beverly Scott is a life science teacher and has been teaching in Riddle for 5 years. Her first 2 years of teaching was at Santa Barbara Business College and San Joaquin Valley College as a medical instructor. She currently coaches cheerleading.

Deniece Thompson
Math Teacher
Beverly Scott
Science Teacher

RHS staff photo taken during Homecoming Week, 2018.

Deniece Thompson is in the middle row on the far right. Beverly Scott is in the back row and second from the right.

Beverly Scott (far left) and Deniece Thompson (far right) are pictured here with Nathan Schult with The Ford Family Foundation and Stephanie Ascherl with Fund for Teachers. 

Deniece Thompson recognized her track team participants at a recent assembly.

Beverly Scott, back row on the right, is pictured here with some of her anatomy students visiting the OIT cadaver lab.


Beverly Scott, front row on the right, is pictured here with her Marine Science Class at the South Slough Estuary.


Beverly Scott visited the Oregon Caves recently with some of her biology students and one of her zoology students.