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.

Anderson, Mark

Position: CHS Biology Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: andersonm@chelanschools.org
CHS Biology Teacher

Anderson, Mark

Barnes, Kenneth

Position: CHS Math Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: barnesk@chelanschools.org
CHS Math Teacher

Barnes, Kenneth

Benson, Rebecca

Position: CHS Spanish Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: bensonr@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family:  Scott (husband), George and Rachel (my children), and Boris the black cat.
 

Chelan (Manson) Resident Since: 2001

 
Education:
Silverton High School:  Silverton, Oregon
Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Spanish:  Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma, Washington
Master’s Degree in Elementary Education:  Central Washington University –  Ellensburg, Washington
Yoga Alliance 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher
Hobbies/Interests:
Summer Boating in the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands
Hiking
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Yoga
Travel
Baking Bread
Winter Swimming in the Lake
President of the Lake Chelan Teachers Association
Favorite Quotes:
Trust is earned in drops and lost in buckets.
Todo es posible. (Anything is possible)  -Billy la Bufanda
Pies, para que los quiero si tengo alas para volar? (Feet, what do I want them for if I have wings to fly?) – Frida Kahlo
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
CHS Spanish Teacher

Benson, Rebecca

TEACHER WEBSITE Family:  Scott (husband), George and Rachel (my children), and...

Bovingdon, Steven

Position: CHS English Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: bovingdons@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family: Wife/Co-pilot Julia Bovingdon
Birthplace: Richland, WA
Chelan Resident Since: 1994
Education: BA, Politics & Gov’t. University of Puget Sound; MA Theatre Production, CWU
Hobbies: Fitness, hiking, scuba diving, reading
Spirit Animal: Godzilla
Favorite Saying: “Puns are the droppings of a soaring spirit” –Victor Hugo
Preoccupation: Food. I think about food a lot
CHS English Teacher

Bovingdon, Steven

TEACHER WEBSITE Family: Wife/Co-pilot Julia Bovingdon Birthplace: Richland, WA Chelan...

Boyd, Brandon

Position: CHS PE Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: boydb@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family: Wife- Traci, Sons- Braiden, Braxton, Austin, Greyson
Birthplace: Mt. Vernon
Chelan Resident Since: 2011
Education: BA WWU, MS EWU
Hobbies: Baseball and Basketball
CHS PE Teacher

Boyd, Brandon

TEACHER WEBSITE Family: Wife- Traci, Sons- Braiden, Braxton, Austin, Greyson...

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...

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...

Carleton, Terrie

Position: CAREER CENTER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: carletont@chelanschools.org

CHS COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER WEBSITE

Family: Husband, Bob, and 2 sons, both graduates of Chelan High School
Birthplace: Born & raised on a dairy farm in the Puyallup valley
Chelan Resident Since: 1985
Education: Orting High School, Eastern Washington University, South Seattle College
Hobbies: Snow skiing, rock collecting, piano, mountain biking, gardening – Anything OUTSIDE!
Favorite Saying: Count your Blessings!
CAREER CENTER

Carleton, Terrie

CHS COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER WEBSITE Family: Husband, Bob, and...

CHS/CMS PE TEACHER

Darlington, Marina

TEACHER WEBSITE

Domser, Travis

Position: CHS Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: domsert@chelanschools.org
Family: Wife Karla, Clara 14, Rocco 11, Annabelle, 9
Birthplace: Lakewood WA 
Chelan Resident Since: 2013
Education: Bachelor’s Degree Eastern Oregon University, Master’s in Special Education National University, National Board Certified Teacher
Hobbies: Fishing and Golf
Favorite Saying: “Nine or ten times in a game or in your day things wont go your way. How you react to those things will determine the outcome of the game and day” “GOGOATS”
CHS Teacher

Domser, Travis

Family: Wife Karla, Clara 14, Rocco 11, Annabelle, 9 Birthplace:...

DUNDAS, BRADY

Position: CHS ENGLISH TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: dundasb@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family:  My wife Annie and I have two amazing, spunky, and energetic daughters named Ellie (6) and Millie (4).

Birth Place:  Brewster born, but Pateros raised!
Cashmere resident since 2013 (Don’t hold it against me)!
Education:  AA Degree from Wenatchee Valley College (Go Knights!)  BA Degrees in Communications and Theater from Central Washington University (Go Wildcats)!  Masters Degree in English Education from Western Governors University (Go Night Owls!)
Hobbies:  Musical theater, singing, dancing, sports of all kinds, watching a good movie, and hanging out with my family!
Favorite Saying:  “Failure, the best teacher is!” – Yoda
CHS ENGLISH TEACHER

DUNDAS, BRADY

TEACHER WEBSITE Family:  My wife Annie and I have two...

ELLIS, MEGAN

Position: GEOMETRY TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: ellism@chelanschools.org
GEOMETRY TEACHER

ELLIS, MEGAN

TEACHER WEBSITE

FINCH, AMBER

Position: CHS Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: fincha@chelanschools.org
Family: Husband Jared, kids Aliyah, Arabelle & Maddoc. 5 dogs and a variety of other farm animals
Birthplace: Medford OR, but I lived most of my life in northern MN until we moved to Chelan in 2013.
Education: BA in Spanish/business-University of Minnesota-Morris, MA Education Bemidji State University. National Board Certified in English as a New Language.
Hobbies: Taking care of farm & animals, baking, cooking, outdoor activities-boating, camping, skiing (downhill & cross-country), walking & hiking with dogs, golfing and supporting kids’ sports.
CHS Teacher

FINCH, AMBER

Family: Husband Jared, kids Aliyah, Arabelle & Maddoc. 5 dogs...

CHS Teacher

FITZPATRICK, PAULA

TEACHER WEBSITE

FOX, HEATHER

Position: CHS Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: foxh@chelanschools.org
CHS Teacher

FOX, HEATHER

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

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

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

GLEASMAN, RANDY

Position: CHS Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: gleasmanr@chelanschools.org
CHS Teacher

GLEASMAN, RANDY

GONZALEZ MARAVILLA, SALVADOR

Position: CHS CTE Family and Consumer Sciences
Email: gonzalezs@chelanschools.org
Family:  Mikayla (Better Half) Kaylee (Daughter)
Education:
 •B.A In Human Development -Washington State University (2020)
•ATA In Restaurant Management – Skagit Valley Community College (2017)
•Certificate in Professional Cooking – Skagit Valley Community College (2016)
•Chelan High School (2015) GO GOATS!!
Hobbies: Board Games, Video Games, Cooking, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Music
CHS CTE Family and Consumer Sciences

GONZALEZ MARAVILLA, SALVADOR

Family:  Mikayla (Better Half) Kaylee (Daughter) Education:  •B.A In Human...

GREEN, MARY

Position: CHS Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: greenm@chelanschools.org
CHS Teacher

GREEN, MARY

HANSON (BAKER), BREANNE

Position: CHS ENGLISH TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: hansonb@chelanschools.org
Family: Mom and dad both reside in Chelan. I have an older sister and younger brother. Married to Kristopher Baker (Chelan graduate), dog named Tanker, cats named Smokey and Patrick McAfee.

Birthplace: Chelan, WA (graduated from CHS in 2008)

Education: Eastern Washington University (undergrad) and Concordia University (master’s degree)
Hobbies: Walking my dog, puzzles, reading, listening to music, hiking, being on the lake or at the pool, and I love traveling!
School/Chelan Involvement: CHS Cheer Coach, Chelan FFA Assistant Advisor, Chelan FFA Alumni Secretary, Miss Lake Chelan Board Member
CHS ENGLISH TEACHER

HANSON (BAKER), BREANNE

Family: Mom and dad both reside in Chelan. I have an...

HARRIS, JOE

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

HARRIS, JOE

Teacher Website

JENKINS, LORI

Position: CHS ENGLISH TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: jenkinsl@chelanschools.org
Family:  Married with two adult kids – Darby and Eli
Birthplace:  Born in Vancouver, WA but grew up in Seattle.
Chelan Resident Since:  1985
Education:  I went to WWU and got degrees in German and Elementary Education. I received a Master’s Degree from Gonzaga University in Curriculum and Instruction. I am also Nationally Board certified. 
Hobbies:  Reading and Travel. I watch every Gonzaga basketball game. Go Zags!
Favorite Saying: 
At school:  Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.  Henry Ford
At home with my kids:  Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should…
CHS ENGLISH TEACHER

JENKINS, LORI

Family:  Married with two adult kids – Darby and Eli...

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...

ROTHLISBERGER, MARTY

Position: CHS MATH TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: rothlisbergerm@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family:  wife Christie, daughters Sierra, Elle and Caelan
Birthplace:  Seattle
Chelan Resident Since: 2001
Education:  UW and CWU
Hobbies: outdoor activities, athletics, guitar
Favorite Saying:  “Your friends will either stretch your vision, or choke your dreams.”
CHS MATH TEACHER

ROTHLISBERGER, MARTY

TEACHER WEBSITE Family:  wife Christie, daughters Sierra, Elle and Caelan...

SIBBERS, BILL

Position: CHS Teacher
Email: sibbersw@chelanschools.org
CHS Teacher

SIBBERS, BILL

SLAGLE, APRIL

Position: CHS SCIENCE TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: slaglea@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family: I am grateful for having such a wonderful family!
Birthplace: West Virginia
Chelan Resident Since: 2016
Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from West Virginia University
Hobbies: mountain biking, nordic skiing, backpacking/camping, traveling and soaking up other cultures, climbing mountains, and spending time with kids and science
Favorite Saying: Work hard, be awesome
CHS SCIENCE TEACHER

SLAGLE, APRIL

TEACHER WEBSITE Family: I am grateful for having such a...

SMITH, DAMIAN

Position: CHS ART TEACHER
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: smithd@chelanschools.org

TEACHER WEBSITE

Family: Wife – Jamie (aka Mrs. Smith 2nd grade at MOE) Two Son’s – Judah and Micah
Birthplace: Ellensburg, WA
Chelan Resident Since: 2006
Education: Ellensburg High School – Wenatchee Valley CC – Central Washington University
Hobbies: Anything Creative, Coaching basketball and baseball, White Water Paddle Boarding
Favorite Saying: “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross
CHS ART TEACHER

SMITH, DAMIAN

TEACHER WEBSITE Family: Wife – Jamie (aka Mrs. Smith 2nd...

SPERRY, RICHARD

Position: CHS Teacher
Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: sperryr@chelanschools.org

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

CHS Teacher

SPERRY, RICHARD

Richard (Rick) Sperry My family: Debbie, Ruth and Steven (Plus...

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...

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