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8/24/2015

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Tracy Brown – District Office/Instr. Tech. TOSA Tracy comes to us from the Sumner School District where she was the Technology Integration Specialist. Tracy received her Bachelor’s from Franciscan University of Ohio and received her Masters from Gonzaga University.

Mimi Brown – Principal, Kibler Elementary

Mimi comes to us from the Issaquah School district where she has been a Dean of Students since 2013 at Clark Elementary . She has also been a Literacy Support Teacher both at Clark and Maple Hills Elementaries in Issaquah and also in Kent at Crestwood Elementary School since 2004. Mimi taught first and second grade in the Kent School District as well. She received her Bachelor’s degree and Principal Certification at Seattle Pacific University and her Master’s degree from Lesley University.

Scott Meyer – Principal, Westwood Elementary Scott comes to us from Orting School District where he has been Assistant Principal at Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary School since 2013. Prior to Orting; Scott was in the Kent school district as a Dean of Students and Intervention Specialist at Martin Sortun Elementary School; during his time at Martin Sortun; he and his staff were recognized multiple times as a Washington State School of Distinction for student achievement. Scott also taught fifth and sixth grade in the Kent School District. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Central Washington University.

Kibler

Haley Christiansen – Kibler/Title-LAP Haley comes to us from Issaquah School District where she last taught Kindergarten, Haley received her Bachelors from WSU, majoring in Elementary Ed and received her Masters from Walden University majoring in Reading.

Tina Hickcox - Kibler/Counselor Tina comes to us from Lake Washington School District where she worked as an Elementary School Counselor was for 10 years. Tina received both her Bachelor and Master degrees from Western Washington majoring in Sociology & Counseling.

Eric Lofstrom – Kibler/PE Eric comes to us from Kent School District where he was a Physical Education Specialist for 16.5 years. Eric received his Bachelors from WSU, majoring in Sports medicine and his Master’s from University of Idaho majoring in Physical Education.

Dion Kiene-Wheeler – Kibler/2nd Grade Dion comes to us from Kent School District, where she taught 2nd grade. She received her Bachelors from CWU and Master’s degree in Education at Lesley College.

EHS

Connie Richards Aigner – EHS/Art Connie comes to us from Gunnison Watershed School District where she completed her student teaching, before this Connie was an Adjunct Lecture and Professor at several colleges and Universities. She has 3 Master Degrees, One from Western State University majoring in Education, the second from Illinois State University majoring in Fine Arts and her third Masters and Bachelors from Eastern Illinois University, majoring in Art.

Jeanie Christensen – EHS/English Jeanie comes to us from Provo School District in UT, where she did her student teaching. She is a previous graduate from Enumclaw High School. Jeanie attended 4 years at Brigham Young University, where she majored in English Language Arts.

Stephanie Clough – EHS & Black Diamond/Psychologist Stephanie comes to us from Seattle Public Schools where she worked as a School Psychologist, she received her Bachelor and Masters from Andrews University in MI (Michigan)

Monica Goucher – EHS/English-SS Monica returns to Enumclaw School district, she completed a long-term sub assignment last year at EHS. Monica Received her Bachelor’s from Concordia University of California, majoring in English Language Arts.

Katie Green – EHS/Special Education Katie has worked for the Enumclaw School District for several years as a Special Ed ParaEducator while attending school and is now in her first teaching position at EHS. She received her Bachelors of Art in Special Education K-12 this past June, from WGU.

Barbara Landwehr – EHS-District/English Lang. Development Barbara comes to us from Kent School District where she taught 7-12th grade. She received her Bachelors from St. Mary’s College of California and her Masters from City University.

Elise Rodrigues – EHS/Band-Orchestra Elise comes to us from St. Andrew where worked part time as children’s choir director. Elise did her student teaching at Auburn Riverside High School. Elise received her Bachelor’s degree form PLU, majoring in Music.

Janna Russell – EHS/History Janna was a 2013 graduate of WSU, majoring in History. She taught English last year in a High School in Arizona and taught in 2013-2014 in Bainbridge and North Kitsap school districts. She did her student teaching in Poulsbo Middle School.

Brady VanHoof – EHS/Special Education Brady comes to us from the Clover Park SD. He received his Bachelors from CWU, majoring in Special Education.

EMS

Lee Blechschmidt – EMS/Math Lee returns to Enumclaw from the Orting School District where he taught Algebra. Lee received his Bachelor’s from CWU and has his Middle school Math and Science endorsements.

Kristina Grundmanis – EMS/Counselor Kristina comes to us as a graduate from Gonzaga University where she received her Master’s in School Counseling; while attending at Gonzaga she taught alcohol education classes where she facilitated conversations about drug and alcohol use (choices and Basics). Kristina did her counselor internship at Salk Middle School in Spokane.

Nicole Laborte – EMS/Music Nicole comes to us from Highline School District where she was a certified substitute in all grades k-12, she did her student teaching at Pacific Lutheran University. Nicole received her Bachelors in Music at PLU.

Connor Williams – EMS/Special Education Connor did his student teaching last year at EMS and did a long-term assignment in White River SD last spring. He is a graduate of Central Washington University.

Southwood

Michele Lingwall – Southwood/Special Ed Preschool Michele comes to us from Mitchell Public School in Nebraska where she taught preschool for 7 years, she received her Bachelors from Lambuth University in Tennessee, majoring in Early Education and her Masters from Concordia College in Nebraska, majoring in Early Childhood, Special Education.

Sunrise

Bethany Ellis – Sunrise/First Grade Bethany is returning to the Enumclaw School District where she was a part time LAP reading support teacher. Bethany received her Bachelor’s degree from City University, majoring in Elementary Education.

TMMS

Ben Gosnell – TMMS/LA Teacher Ben comes from Snowflake High School in Arizona where he taught 9 & 12 grade English. Ben started his career overseas more than a decade ago, where he taught English as a second language for 10 years in Japan. Ben received his Bachelors from Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio, majoring in English Language Arts and is Masters from Cleveland State University, majoring in Education.

Westwood Jessica Kelly – Westwood/Counselor Jessica comes to us from University Tutors for Seattle where she worked as a Student Support Specialist. She did her school internship with Tahoma School District. Jessica received her Bachelors from PLU majoring in Psychology and her Masters from Seattle Pacific University majoring in Education.

Merilee Stone – Westwood/5th Grade Merilee comes to us from Lake Washington School District- Wilder Elementary where she taught 3rd grade, she completed her student teaching for Lake Washington School District. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Central CWU Majoring in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.

Rebecca Underwood – Westwood /Special Education Rebecca comes to us from Todd Beamer High School where she worked as a Testing Coordinator, before that she was a k-12 teacher/ Technology Coordinator for New Day Academy in California. She received her Masters from Capella University in Minnesota and taught high school at Calvary Chapel Christian School.