Staff

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.

BANKSON, JOANIE

Position: 7TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: banksonj@chelanschools.org
Family: Hubby: Timmy and Two sons that I call Dorkface 1(Sakeus) and Dorkface 2(Jakey). Trust me, they have most definitely earned those nicknames! But, yes, I still love them just the same. And four doggies!
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois
Chelan Resident Since: 1987
Education: Guilford High school in Rockford, IL, North Park College/University in Chicago, IL
Hobbies: Swimming, riding my bike, hiking/going on walks, visiting the Dorkfaces, reading good books, watching good movies, listening to music and dancing to it, and of course, EATING CHOCOLATE!
Favorite Saying: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Sooooo true.
7TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER

BANKSON, JOANIE

Family: Hubby: Timmy and Two sons that I call Dorkface...

BERTOMEU, CYNTHIA

Position: 8TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: bertomeuc@chelanschools.org
8TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER

BERTOMEU, CYNTHIA

BIGGS, CHANEL

Position: CMS PARAEDUCATOR
Email: biggsc@chelanschools.org
CMS PARAEDUCATOR

BIGGS, CHANEL

COUNSELOR - CMS

BREMMEYER, NESHA

Counseling Website

BURDICK, STEVE

Position: MUSIC TEACHER- CHS, CMS, MOE 5TH
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: burdicks@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family:  Carolyn (Wife), Jayden (Son), Sarah (Daughter), Bailey (D-O-G)
Birthplace:  New London, New Hampshire
Chelan Resident Since:  2006
Education:  
  • 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)
Hobbies:  Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Snowmobiling, Music
Favorite Saying:  “Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.”
MUSIC TEACHER- CHS, CMS, MOE 5TH

BURDICK, STEVE

TEACHER WEBSITE Family:  Carolyn (Wife), Jayden (Son), Sarah (Daughter), Bailey...

BURTON, MAUREEN

Position: 6TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: burtonm@chelanschools.org
6TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

BURTON, MAUREEN

Callero, Tony

Position: CHS Social Studies/ CMS Health
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: callerot@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Wife Nikki

Sons: Josh, Max, Trey

Born: Seattle
BA English CWU; MS Sports Management Nova Southeastern University
Hobbies: Coaching Basketball
“Nothing great was ever accomplished without first overcoming adversity”
CHS Social Studies/ CMS Health

Callero, Tony

TEACHER WEBSITE Wife Nikki Sons: Josh, Max, Trey Born: Seattle...

CHRISTOPHERSON, MELINDA

Position: 6TH GRADE MATH- CMS
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: christophersonm@chelanschools.org
6TH GRADE MATH- CMS

CHRISTOPHERSON, MELINDA

COLLINS, ANGELA

Position: 6TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: Collinsan@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family: Husband- Kevin & Sons- Mason, Braden & Conner
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Chelan Resident Since: 2018
Education: South Whidbey High School, Central Washington University with a BA in Education and Early Childhood Education, Master’s Degree in Education and Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Creative Arts in Learning
Hobbies: Daily walks on big hills, cooking, baking, socializing with friends, enjoying as much time as possible with family, listening to music, interior decorating, event planning, hanging around in Chelan, pampering our retired race dog, Gem and taking care of our nearly 20 year old cat, Selah.
Favorite Saying: Always look on the bright side of life!
6TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER

COLLINS, ANGELA

TEACHER WEBSITE Family: Husband- Kevin & Sons- Mason, Braden &...

CROSBY, KAYLI

Position: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES- CMS
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: crosbyk@chelanschools.org
8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES- CMS

CROSBY, KAYLI

CHS/CMS PE TEACHER

Darlington, Marina

TEACHER WEBSITE

EINSPAHR, KIRK

Position: 8TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER/ CHS Head Golf Coach/ CHS Science Olympiad Coach
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: einspahrk@chelanschools.org
Family: I was hatched from a rotten egg 3 older brothers,  1 younger sister (all are teachers/professors)
Birthplace:  Oklahoma 
Chelan Resident Since: 2002
Education: BA (Secondary Education)- Concordia University; MS (Biology – Genetics & Immunology) Univ. of Nebraska – GO HUSKERS! 
Hobbies:  woodworking, gardening, hiking, biking, traveling, camping, jogging…way too many! 
Favorite Saying:  Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Here’s my most recent (and 2nd) canoe that I made/finished:
8TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER/ CHS Head Golf Coach/ CHS Science Olympiad Coach

EINSPAHR, KIRK

Family: I was hatched from a rotten egg 3 older brothers,  1...

FLYNN, ERIC

Position: NURSE- CHS/CMS/CSI
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: flynne@chelanschools.org
NURSE- CHS/CMS/CSI

FLYNN, ERIC

FRY, TRISH

Position: PARAPROFESSIONAL
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: fryt@chelanschools.org
Birthplace: Lebanon, Missouri
Chelan Resident Since: 2005
Education: Wenatchee Valley
Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking, boating, gardening, crafts, and love to travel.
PARAPROFESSIONAL

FRY, TRISH

Birthplace: Lebanon, Missouri Chelan Resident Since: 2005 Education: Wenatchee Valley...

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

Position: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: glasspooll@chelanschools.org
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

GOODALL, MONALISA

Position: PARAPROFESSIONAL
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: goodallm@chelanschools.org
PARAPROFESSIONAL

GOODALL, MONALISA

GRANADOS, ALBERTO

Position: CMS TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4031
Email: granadosa@chelanschools.org
CMS TEACHER

GRANADOS, ALBERTO

GROVES, GLORIA

Position: CHS/CMS LIBRARIAN
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: grovesg@chelanschools.org

LIBRARY WEBSITE

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!!!

Birthplace:  Tecumseh, MI
Chelan since: 2004
Education:  BSW from Eastern Michigan University
Hobbies:  Reading (of course!), going to museums, traveling, going for walks, listening to music and dancing.
Favorite Saying:
Maybe So, Maybe Not.

– 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.”

Moral: Everything is not what it appears to be.
CHS/CMS LIBRARIAN

GROVES, GLORIA

LIBRARY WEBSITE Family:  Here in Chelan it is just me,...

HARRIS, JOE

Position: CHS/CMS PE TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: harrisj@chelanschools.org
CHS/CMS PE TEACHER

HARRIS, JOE

Teacher Website

HOFFMAN, VICKI

Position: Music Assistant
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: hoffmanv@chelanschools.org

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

Birthplace:  Albuquerque, NM
Extended family has been in Chelan since 1931, I came in 1962.
Education:  Graduated from Chelan High School in 1976, attended WSU and Central
Hobbies:  I enjoy jigsaw puzzles, computer games, and puzzle books.
Music Assistant

HOFFMAN, VICKI

Married to husband, Dale, since 1985.  Three children:  Elizabeth (CHS...

LARA OROZCO, EDITH

Position: PARAPROFESSIONAL
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: larae@chelanschools.org
PARAPROFESSIONAL

LARA OROZCO, EDITH

LAUGHLIN, GILDA

Position: FOOD SERVICE
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: laughling@chelanschools.org
FOOD SERVICE

LAUGHLIN, GILDA

LUND, NELS

Position: 7TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: lundn@chelanschools.org
7TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER

LUND, NELS

MARTINEZ, LIZ

Position: CMS ADMIN ASSISTANT
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: martineze@chelanschools.org
CMS ADMIN ASSISTANT

MARTINEZ, LIZ

MARTINEZ, VALERIA

Position: BILINGUAL CMS PARAEDUCATOR
Email: martinezv@chelanschools.org

Family: I have three wonderful daughters with my husband Alex. Our little one is two and the new middle school girls are 11.

I am the oldest sister in the crazy bunch of 6.

Born in Wenatchee, WA but Chelan has been my hometown since the age of 6.

Education: WVC, CWU (for a short while), now considering EWU to obtain my Teaching Degree

Hobbies: Dancing, Hiking, Reading, Singing, Traveling, Exploring, Embracing Nature

Favorite Books: Enrique’s Journey, The Kite Runner, A Long Walk to Water, Peak, Dear Martin, My Sister’s Keeper, Thunder Boy Jr

BILINGUAL CMS PARAEDUCATOR

MARTINEZ, VALERIA

Family: I have three wonderful daughters with my husband Alex....

MCKELVIE, RYAN

Position: ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Email: mckelvier@chelanschools.org
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

MCKELVIE, RYAN

MENIN, ANDREA

Position: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Phone: 509-682-4031 EXT 113
Email: menina@chelanschools.org

Mrs. Menin’s WEBSITE

Mrs. Menin has been visiting Chelan since 2004, but moved here 10 years later, in 2014.
Married with two grown up kids in Seattle.
Education: University of Washington BA – International Studies, MOT – Master’s of Occupational Therapy
Hobbies: Skiing, swimming, hiking, reading, eating local produce
Favorite saying: “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.” – Kermit the Frog
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

MENIN, ANDREA

Mrs. Menin’s WEBSITE Mrs. Menin has been visiting Chelan since...

MORGAN, KEVIN

Position: CMS COMPUTERS TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: morgank@chelanschools.org
CMS COMPUTERS TEACHER

MORGAN, KEVIN

NYGREEN, JESSICA

Position: CHS/CMS REGISTRAR
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: nygreenj@chelanschools.org
CHS/CMS REGISTRAR

NYGREEN, JESSICA

PEARL, JEFFREY

Position: 7TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: pearlj@chelanschools.org
7TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

PEARL, JEFFREY

PLUMMER, CLAYTON

Position: 6TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: plummerc@chelanschools.org
Family: Wife and 2 boys
Birthplace: Goldendale WA
Chelan Resident Since: 1980
Education: BA Communications CWU,  MA Teaching U of Phoenix 
Hobbies: Skiing, swimming, football, coaching
Favorite Saying: “How Could I Possibly Be Expected To Handle School On A Day Like This?”
6TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER

PLUMMER, CLAYTON

Family: Wife and 2 boys Birthplace: Goldendale WA Chelan Resident...

RAINVILLE, ROB

Position: CMS Dean of Students & TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: rainviller@chelanschools.org
Family: Married an “old goat”-wife – Jenifer, daughter Katie , son Ryan 
Birthplace: Lewiston, ID
Chelan Resident Since: 2002
Education: “The” Washington State University- B.A./ Masters in Education/ Principal Certification/Superintendent Certification 
Hobbies: watching my kids play sports/ time on the Lake/ walking my dog Lucy 
Favorite Saying: “Just win baby”- Al Davis 
CMS Dean of Students & TEACHER

RAINVILLE, ROB

Family: Married an “old goat”-wife – Jenifer, daughter Katie ,...

REISTER, EVAN

Position: 8TH GRADE MATH
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: reistere@chelanschools.org
8TH GRADE MATH

REISTER, EVAN

REISTER, LINDA

Position: CMS & CHS PE SUB
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: reisterl@chelanschools.org
Family: Husband Gary, Son Cameron and wife Claire, son Evan and wife Sarah and grandson Boone
Birthplace: Chelan WA
Chelan Resident: 54/60 years and the other 6 in Wenatchee. 1960-1985 and then 1991 to present
Education: Chelan High School, Highline Community College, Central Washington University, and Heritage College
Hobbies: Baking, golfing, gatherings (which I can’t wait to do again) spending time with family and friends
Favorite Saying: 
CMS & CHS PE SUB

REISTER, LINDA

Family: Husband Gary, Son Cameron and wife Claire, son Evan...

RIVERA, SIFRIDO

Position: PARAPROFESSIONAL
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: riveras@chelanschools.org
PARAPROFESSIONAL

RIVERA, SIFRIDO

RODRIGUEZ, VIOLETA

Position: PARAPROFESSIONAL
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: rodriguezv@chelanschools.org
PARAPROFESSIONAL

RODRIGUEZ, VIOLETA

SANDERSON, SARAH

Position: CONSULTANT TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: sandersons@chelanschools.org
I have a husband, Jason, and three boys, Tristan, Wade, and Owen.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, so I am a Packer fan!!
I have lived in Chelan since 2006!
I have a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s of Education degree both from the University of Minnesota.
I really enjoy baking, playing the piano, boating, and vacationing with family!
CONSULTANT TEACHER

SANDERSON, SARAH

I have a husband, Jason, and three boys, Tristan, Wade,...

SILVA, TERA

Position: PARAPROFESSIONAL
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: silvat@chelanschools.org
PARAPROFESSIONAL

SILVA, TERA

SOLANO, ROMARIO

Position: CVCH THERAPIST
Phone: 509-662-6000
Email: solanor@chelanschools.org
CVCH THERAPIST

SOLANO, ROMARIO

VAN PRAAG, RENAY (LOUIE)

Position: CHS/CMS Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: vanpraagr@chelanschools.org
Family: Father (real estate agent) emigrated from Holland and Mother (psychologist) from England just after WW2. I have an older brother (construction trades) and younger brother (musician), all still residing in Australia.
 
Birthplace: Western Australia, Perth
 
Chelan Resident Since: Moved from Western Australia to Chelan in June 2017
 
Education: Bsc, B.ED, Chef, Gym fitness instructor, Kitesurfing instructor, Yachtmaster, Completing a Masters in Philosophy 
 
Hobbies: Scuba diving, Surfing, Sailing, Kitesurfing, Wing foiling, Traveling
 
Something Interesting: Spent just over a year sailing the pacific ocean between Anacortes WA and Tonga, eloping along the way to my wife, and now mother of our two daughters.
 
Favorite Saying: Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today!
CHS/CMS Teacher

VAN PRAAG, RENAY (LOUIE)

Family: Father (real estate agent) emigrated from Holland and Mother...

WELLS, CAROLINE

Position: AFTERS CMS COORDINATOR
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: wellsc@chelanschools.org
AFTERS CMS COORDINATOR

WELLS, CAROLINE

WHITLAM, KAYLIN

Position: CMS TEACHER
Email: whitlamk@chelanschools.org
CMS TEACHER

WHITLAM, KAYLIN

WOOD, BRIAN

Position: CMS PRINCIPAL
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: woodb@chelanschools.org
Family: Married to my wife Janell since August 2004 and parent to my four wonderful children 
Birthplace: Minot, ND
Chelan Resident Since: 2017
Education: B.S. Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt. (University of North Dakota), M.A. Counseling Psychology (Northwest University), Principal Certification (Seattle Pacific University)
Hobbies: Golf, Pinochle
Favorite Saying: You get what you get, don’t throw a fit.
CMS PRINCIPAL

WOOD, BRIAN

Family: Married to my wife Janell since August 2004 and parent...

YOUNG, ROSEANN

Position: CMS RESOURCE ROOM TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: youngr@chelanschools.org
CMS RESOURCE ROOM TEACHER

YOUNG, ROSEANN

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