Stepping on the campus of Chelan School, you enter an extraordinary place for children. It is a place where all of our energies are dedicated to helping children become their best selves. We purposefully create an environment to meet their needs from early childhood to emerging adolescence.
Chelan (Manson) Resident Since: 2001
- Bachelor of Trumpet Performance – University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA (1999)
- Masters of Music Conducting – Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX (2010)
- National Board Certified Teacher (2010 & 2020)
Family: My wife Annie and I have two amazing, spunky, and energetic daughters named Ellie (6) and Millie (4).
Family: Here in Chelan it is just me, my son Will and David, Will’s father. But back in Michigan I am the oldest of 5 children and the oldest grandchild of 67!!!
– Ancient Taoist Proverb
One day, a farmer’s horse ran away. His neighbors expressed sympathy, “What terrible luck that you lost your horse!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not.”
A few days later, the horse returned, leading several wild horses. The neighbors shouted, “Your horse has returned, and brought more with him. What great fortune!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not.”
Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the wild horses and got thrown to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what a calamity!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not.”
A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, conscripting all the able-bodied young men for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son because of his broken leg. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not.”
Birthplace: Chelan, WA (graduated from CHS in 2008)
Married to husband, Dale, since 1985. Three children: Elizabeth (CHS Grad 2005), Andrew (CHS Grad 2007), and Christopher (CHS Grad 2008). Three granddaughters: Ellie, Maella, and Riley
Richard (Rick) Sperry
My family: Debbie, Ruth and Steven (Plus 3 dogs, Koda, Sky and Sydney)
I was born in Alturas Ca
I live in East Wenatchee (Moved here in July)
I am a graduate of the University of Idaho
I very much enjoy hanging out with my family and playing in water! I also love to watch and coach sports.
Favorite saying: Be angry. Then get over it. – Colin Powell