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

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...

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

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

GLASSPOOL, LYNNE

GRANADOS, ALBERTO

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

GRANADOS, ALBERTO

HARRIS, JOE

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

HARRIS, JOE

Teacher Website

LUND, NELS

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

LUND, NELS

MORGAN, KEVIN

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

MORGAN, KEVIN

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...

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...

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,...

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...

WHITLAM, KAYLIN

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

WHITLAM, KAYLIN

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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