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*DSHS Region*County*School District*Liaison/TitlePhoneemail
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborAberdeen School DistrictMarnie Ranheim
Region 3 (North/South)LewisAdna School DistrictRenee Quinn
Region 1 (North)LincolnAlmira School DistrictShauna Schmerer
Region 2 (North/South)SkagitAnacortes School DistrictConnie Martin
Executive Director of Special Services
Region 1 (North)AsotinAsotin-Anatone School DistrictJohn Heley
Director of Student Services
Region 2 (North/South)KingAuburn School DistrictDenise Daniels
Assistant Director Family Engagement and Equity
Region 3 (North/South)KitsapBainbridge Island School DistrictDr.Jeff McCormick
Director of Assessment and Student Services
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkBattle Ground School DistrictLydia Sanders
Family Support Services Coordinator
Region 2 (North/South)KingBellevue School DistrictTracy Myers
Foster Care Coordinator
Region 2 (North/South)WhatcomBellingham School DistrictSarah Simpson
Homeless Coordinator
360-676-6400 ext 6523
Region 2 (North/South)WhatcomBellingham School DistrictRoxana Parise
Homeless Coordinator
360-676-6400 ext.
Region 3 (North/South)PierceBethel School District Sally Keeley
Family Resource Director
Region 3 (North/South)PierceBethel School DistrictAllysen Swinney
Family Resource Coordinator
Region 1 (South)KlickitatBickleton School DistrictRic Palmer
Region 2 (North/South)WhatcomBlaine School DistrictJessie Burton
Prevention & Intervention Specialist Family Community Coordinator/Homeless Liaison
Region 3 (North/South)LewisBoistfort School DistrictShannon Criss
Region 3 (North/South)KitsapBremerton School DistrictLinda Sullivan-Dudzic
Director of Special Programs and Elementary
Region 1 (North)OkanoganBrewster School DistrictDianne Johnson
Special Programs Coordinator
Region 1 (North)DouglasBridgeport School DistrictJessicca Herrejon
Foster Care Liaison
Region 3 (North/South)JeffersonBrinnon School DistrictPatricia Beathard
Region 2 (North/South)SkagitBurlington-Edison School DistrictKim Welling
Student Support Services Administrator
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkCamas School DistrictDana Lighty
Director of Special Services
Region 3 (North/South)ClallamCape Flattery School DistrictMichelle Parkin
Region 3 (North/South)PierceCarbonado School DistrictScott Hubbard
(360) 829-0121 ext.
Region 1 (North)ChelanCascade School DistrictTim Lawless
Special Programs Director, Homeless/Foster Care Liaison
Region 1 (North)ChelanCASHMERE SCHOOL DISTRICTSchoolCounselor (TBD)
Middle School counselor
Region 3 (North/South)CowlitzCastle Rock School DistrictBryan Keatley
Region 3 (North/South)KitsapCentral Kitsap School DistrictJeremy Monroe
Director of Achievement and Innovation
Region 1 (North)SpokaneCentral Valley School DistrictLeslie Camden-Goold
McKinney-Vento Homeless & Foster Care Liaison
Region 3 (North/South)LewisCentralia School DistrictShelley Habenicht
Director of Special Program & Assessment
Region 3 (North/South)LewisChehalis School DistrictBrian Adams
360 269
Region 1 (North)SpokaneCheney School DistrictRyan Fitzgerald
K-12 Options Coordinator
Region 1 (North)StevensChewelah School DistrictKathy Wellman
School District Nurse
509-685-6800 Extension
Region 3 (North/South)JeffersonChimacum School DistrictMichele Fogerson
School Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)JeffersonChimacum School DistrictBeth Clifford
School Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)JeffersonChimacum School DistrictBarb Fogerson
School Counselor
Region 1 (North)AsotinClarkston School DistrictHeather Lang
Coordinator of Student Supports
Region 1 (South)KittitasCle Elum-Roslyn School Districtcarrieanne selzler
Title I /LAP Coordinator
Region 3 (North/South)PierceClover Park School DistrictHolly Shaffer
Director of Student Services
Region 1 (North)WhitmanColfax School DistrictAmber Sellars
School Nurse
Region 1 (South)Walla WallaCollege Place School DistrictMarissa Waddell
State and Federal Programs Director
Region 1 (North)WhitmanColton School DistrictM. Blakely-Heitstuman
Support Services Teacher/Coordinator
Region 1 (North)StevensColumbia (Stevens) School DistrictLoretta Dashiell
Building Secretary
Region 1 (South)Walla WallaColumbia (Walla Walla) School DistrictZac Carpenter
Special Services Director
Region 1 (North)StevensColville School DistrictRandy Cloke
Foster Care Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)SkagitConcrete School DistrictLeilani Thomas
Executive Director
Region 2 (North/South)SkagitConway School DistrictCrystal Kombol
School Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborCosmopolis School DistrictCherie Patterson
Region 1 (North)GrantCoulee-Hartline School DistrictTamara Spurbeck
Title 1 Admin
Region 2 (North/South)IslandCoupeville School DistrictKRISTINA KIRBY
Region 3 (North/South)ClallamCrescent School DistrictDave Bingham
Region 1 (North)LincolnCreston School DistrictDr.William Wadlington
Region 1 (North)FerryCurlew School DistrictBonnie Grumbach
Guidance Counselor
Region 1 (North)Pend OreilleCusick School DistrictChris Evers
Student Assistant Specialist
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishDarrington School DistrictMegan Lucas
Region 1 (North)LincolnDavenport School DistrictAlison Hawley
6-8 Counselor
Region 1 (South)ColumbiaDayton School DistrictPam Lindsley
Title I Director/Elementary Principal
Region 1 (North)SpokaneDeer Park School DistrictGreg Swartz
Director of Special Services
Region 3 (North/South)PierceDieringer School DistrictMary Boben
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Region 1 (North)SpokaneEast Valley School District (Spokane)John Savage
Director of Student Services
Region 1 (South)YakimaEast Valley School District (Yakima)Jeri Young
District Administrator
Region 1 (North)DouglasEastmont School DistrictSpencer Taylor
Executive Director of Elementary Education
Region 3 (North/South)PierceEatonville School DistrictCristin Blaskowitz
Executive Director of Student Services & Assessment
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishEdmonds School DistrictLeanne Brisbois
Program Support Specialist
Region 1 (South)KittitasEllensburg School DistrictPatty Kimmel
Special Services Director
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborElma School DistrictWendy Beldin
HS Vice Principal, McKinney-Vento and Foster Care Liaison
Region 1 (North)ChelanEntiat School DistrictDarby Hammond
Dean of Students
Region 2 (North/South)KingEnumclaw School DistrictKeri Marquand
Director of Student Support Services
Region 1 (North)GrantEphrata School DistrictFrank Cardwell
District Administrator
Region 3 (North/South)LewisEvaline School DistrictAnnie Robinson
Head Teacher
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishEverett School DistrictCynthia Jones
Director, Categorical Programs
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkEvergreen School District (Clark)Karen Fox
Manager, Title I/LAP
360-604-4000 x
Region 1 (North)StevensEvergreen School District (Stevens)Bill Glidewell
Excel Public Charter School LEADenise Frias
Operations Manager
Region 2 (North/South)WhatcomFerndale School DistrictJill Iwasaki
Executive Director of Student Services
Region 3 (North/South)PierceFife School DistrictTeresa Sinay
Assistant Director Teaching Learning & Innovation | K-12 Literacy
Region 1 (South)BentonFinley School DistrictAmy McLaughlin
Director of Special Programs
Region 3 (North/South)PierceFranklin Pierce School DistrictClaudia Miller
Family Engagement Coordinator
Region 1 (North)SpokaneFreeman School DistrictDenise Conrad
K-8 Counselor
Region 1 (North)DouglasGrand Coulee Dam School DistrictCathy Huston
Special Services Director
Region 1 (South)YakimaGrandview School DistrictDiann Zavala
Foster Care Liaison
Region 1 (South)YakimaGranger School DistrictGloria Ramirez
Home Visitor and Home Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishGranite Falls School DistrictCarol Panagos
Executive Director of Student Services
Region 3 (North/South)MasonGrapeview School DistrictJosie Bean
Region 1 (North)SpokaneGreat Northern School DistrictKathy Johnston
Director, Special Programs
Green Dot Public Schools Washington State Charter DistrictStefania Appia
Parent and Community Engagement Coordinator
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkGreen Mountain School DistrictTyson Vogeler
Region 3 (North/South)ThurstonGriffin School DistrictAnna Miller
School Counselor
Region 1 (North)LincolnHarrington School DistrictJustin Bradford
Region 1 (South)YakimaHighland School DistrictLonny Smart
School Counselor K-6
Region 2 (North/South)KingHighline School DistrictNancy Boldt
Director of Health and Social Services
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkHockinson School DistrictSandra Yager
Region 3 (North/South)MasonHood Canal School DistrictJeannie Beierle
Assistant Principal/School Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborHoquiam School DistrictJimelle Morgan
Director of Special Services
Region 1 (North)FerryInchelium School DistrictSuzanne Killings
K-12 Counselor
Region 2 (North/South)KingIssaquah School DistrictPam Ridenour
Director of Career and Counseling Services
Region 3 (North/South)CowlitzKalama School DistrictBilliJoe Thomas
Elementary School Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)CowlitzKelso School DistrictDon Iverson
Director of Student Support
Region 1 (South)BentonKennewick School DistrictYesenia Chavez
Homeless/Foster Care Coordinator/Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)KingKent School DistrictRona Popp
Director of Categorical Programs
Region 1 (North)StevensKettle Falls School DistrictGreg Price
Special Services Director
Region 1 (South)BentonKiona-Benton City School DistrictJoe Lloyd
Federal Program Director
Region 1 (South)KlickitatKlickitat School DistrictLaura Bales
School Guidance Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkLa Center School DistrictPete Rosenkranz
Director of Special Education (& Special Programs)
Region 2 (North/South)SkagitLa Conner School DistrictAndy Wheeler
Director of Special Services
Region 1 (North)WhitmanLaCrosse School DistrictDoug Curtis
Region 1 (North)ChelanLake Chelan School DistrictMr.Kelly Kronbauer
Special Program Director
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborLake Quinault School DistrictKaren Holland
School Secretary
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishLake Stevens School DistrictTina Vinnick
Director of Alternative Learning
(425) 335 -
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishLakewood School DistrictDan Lee
Director of Human Resources
Region 1 (North)SpokaneLiberty School DistrictCyndi Freeman
Region 1 (North)AdamsLind School DistrictChristy Blackwood
Homeless Liasion - ESD 101 Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)CowlitzLongview School DistrictDeb Whitney
Director of Homeless and Foster Care Students
Region 1 (North)StevensLoon Lake School DistrictKristi Eddy
Region 1 (South)KlickitatLyle School DistrictJulie Larson
Family Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)WhatcomLynden School DistrictMaryann Welch
Family Community Services Coordinator
Region 1 (South)YakimaMabton School DistrictScott Fisher
Director of Special Education, State and Federal Programs
Region 1 (North)ChelanManson School DistrictAubrey Plew
Counselor MS/HS
Region 3 (North/South)MasonMary M Knight School DistrictEllen Perconti
Region 1 (North)StevensMary Walker School DistrictSue McIsaac
Business Manager
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishMarysville School DistrictStephanie Zikopoulos
Director of Categorical Programs
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborMcCleary School DistrictMatt McCauley
Dean of Students
Region 1 (North)SpokaneMead School DistrictCherie Eggleston
Administrative Assistant for Learning Services and Special Programs
Region 1 (North)SpokaneMedical Lake School DistrictKimberly Headrick
Director of Teaching and Learning
Region 2 (North/South)KingMercer Island School DistrictFred Rundle
Assistant Superintendent
Region 2 (North/South)WhatcomMeridian School DistrictSheree Johnson
Community Resource Liason
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishMonroe School DistrictJoe Neigel
Prevention-Intervention Specialist
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborMontesano School DistrictShawn Brown
Director of Teaching and Learning
Region 3 (North/South)LewisMorton School DistrictKim Inocencio
School Nurse
Region 1 (North)GrantMoses Lake School DistrictDave Balcom
Executive Director of Student Services
Region 3 (North/South)LewisMossyrock School DistrictTed Johnson
School Counselor
Region 1 (South)YakimaMount Adams School DistrictDeborah School
Counselor, Harrah Elementary
Region 1 (South)YakimaMount Adams School DistrictJodi Sheppard
Counselor, Mt. Adams Middle School/White Swan High School
Region 2 (North/South)SkagitMount Vernon School DistrictStephanie Hawley
Assistant Director of Assessment and Student informtion systems
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishMukilteo School DistrictTracey Prpich
Director of Categorical Programs
Region 1 (North)OkanoganNespelem School DistrictVirginia Lezard
Administration Secretary/Homeless Liaison/Foster Care Liaison
Region 1 (North)Pend OreilleNewport School DistrictKeri Leslie
Special Programs Administrative Assistant
(509) 447-3167
Region 1 (North)SpokaneNine Mile Falls School DistrictScott Friedman
Director of Teaching and Learning
Region 2 (North/South)WhatcomNooksack Valley School DistrictBecky Robertson
Family Services
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborNorth Beach School DistrictMary Nelson
Counselor, North Beach High School
Region 1 (South)FranklinNorth Franklin School DistrictMarci Cox
Federal Programs Director
Region 3 (North/South)KitsapNorth Kitsap School DistrictLori Kingery
Assistant Director
Region 3 (North/South)MasonNorth Mason School DistrictDori Berg
Family Outreach Laison
Region 3 (North/South)PacificNorth River School DistrictJamie Peterson
Administrator Assistant
Region 3 (North/South)ThurstonNorth Thurston Public SchoolsLeslie Leishout
Director, Student Support
Region 1 (North)StevensNorthport School DistrictDon Baribault
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishNorthshore School DistrictJen Benson
Director of Intervention Programs
Region 2 (North/South)IslandOak Harbor School DistrictVivian Decker
McKinney Vento Liaison
Region 1 (North)WhitmanOakesdale School DistrictDr.Jake Dingman
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborOakville School DistrictRuthann Brown
Counselor, Homeless Liasion
360-273-5947 Extension
Region 3 (North/South)PacificOcean Beach School DistrictAmy Huntley
Director of Student Learning
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborOcosta School DistrictTricia Duus
Elementary Counselor
360-268-9125 ext.
Region 1 (North)LincolnOdessa School DistrictJaime Nelson
P-12 Principal
Region 3 (North/South)ThurstonOlympia School DistrictJeff Carpenter
Health/Fitness/Athletic Director
Region 1 (North)OkanoganOmak School DistrictRacie McKee
Project Director/Grant Writer
Region 3 (North/South)LewisOnalaska School DistrictKristin Soderback
K-8 Assistant Principal
360-978-4111 ext.
Region 1 (North)StevensOnion Creek School DistrictDiane Germann
Special Services Director
Region 2 (North/South)San JuanOrcas Island School DistrictLorena Stankevich
Elementary Principal
Region 1 (North)FerryOrient School DistrictSherry Cowbrough
Superintendent/ Principal
Region 1 (North)DouglasOrondo School DistrictAlma Celaya
Student and Family Services Coordinator
Region 1 (North)OkanoganOroville School DistrictJennifer Hieb
Elementary School Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)PierceOrting School DistrictChristopher Willis
Executive Director of Student Services and Intervention
Region 1 (North)AdamsOthello School DistrictPeter Knittle
Homeless/Foster Care Liaison
Region 1 (North)DouglasPalisades School DistrictJulie Streeter
Administrative Assistant
Region 1 (North)WhitmanPalouse School DistrictMike Jones
Region 1 (South)FranklinPasco School DistrictTim Sullivan
Director of Student Life
Region 1 (North)OkanoganPateros School DistrictMichael Hull
K - 12 Principal
Region 3 (North/South)PiercePeninsula School DistrictMichelle Harrison
School Readiness Facilitator
Region 1 (North)GarfieldPomeroy School DistrictFred Knebel
Special Services Director
Region 3 (North/South)ClallamPort Angeles School DistrictBrianne Barrett
Special Education Director
Region 3 (North/South)JeffersonPort Townsend School DistrictJason Lynch
Title 1/LAP Coordinator
Region 1 (South)Walla WallaPrescott School DistrictBrett Cox
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PRIDE Prep Charter School DistrictBrenda McDonald
Region 1 (South)BentonProsser School DistrictDeanna Flores
Assistant Superintendent/Director of State and Federal Programs
Region 1 (North)WhitmanPullman School DistrictPaula Perron-Bates
State and Federal Programs Coordinator
Region 3 (North/South)PiercePuyallup School DistrictChar Krause
Director of Student Services
Region 3 (North/South)ClallamQuillayute Valley School DistrictKyle Weakley
Assistant Superintendent
Region 1 (North)GrantQuincy School DistrictTessa Poortinga
District Social Worker
Rainier Prep Charter School DistrictKaren Lobos
Student & Community Relations Manager
Region 3 (North/South)ThurstonRainier School DistrictBryon Bahr
Region 3 (North/South)PacificRaymond School DistrictChris Cady
McKinney Vento/Foster Care Liaison
Region 1 (North)LincolnReardan-Edwall School DistrictDwight Cooper
Elementary Principal
Region 2 (North/South)KingRenton School DistrictMichele Starkey
Title I facilitator
Region 1 (North)FerryRepublic School DistrictBonnie Grumbach
Guidance Counselor
Region 1 (South)BentonRichland School DistrictBeth Harrington
Assistant Director, Special Programs
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkRidgefield School DistrictTiffany Gould
Federal Programs Coordinator
Region 1 (North)AdamsRitzville School DistrictAnnie Smart
Home Liasion-ESD 101 Counselor
Region 1 (North)SpokaneRiverside School DistrictTiara Thomas
Foster Care Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)KingRiverview School DistrictDr.Kenneth Heikkila
Director of Student Services
Region 3 (North/South)ThurstonRochester School DistrictShawna Killiz
Rochester McKinney-Vento District Liasion
Region 1 (North)WhitmanRosalia School DistrictJenna Schu
Region 1 (North)GrantRoyal School DistrictTina Solis
MEP Recruiter
Region 2 (North/South)San JuanSan Juan Island School DistrictDanna Diaz
Region 2 (North/South)KingSeattle Public SchoolsTyra Williams
McKinney-Vento Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)SkagitSedro-Woolley School DistrictLaurinda Shelton
Program Coordinator
Region 1 (South)YakimaSelah School DistrictSusan Petterson
Director of Federal & Early Childhood Programs
Region 3 (North/South)ClallamSequim School DistrictShelley Langston
Executive Director Learning Support Services
Region 3 (North/South)MasonShelton School DistrictAnn Cuoio
Director of State and Federal Programs
Region 2 (North/South)KingShoreline School DistrictJosh Little
Student Services Specialist
Region 3 (North/South)SkamaniaSkamania School DistrictSally Godwin
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishSnohomish School DistrictLori Pierce
Title 1/LAP TOSA
Region 2 (North/South)KingSnoqualmie Valley School DistrictNancy Meeks
Executive Director of Student Services
Region 3 (North/South)PacificSouth Bend School DistrictManuel Rangel
District Foster Care Liaison
Region 3 (North/South)KitsapSouth Kitsap School DistrictAnnette Stewart
Support specialist
Region 2 (North/South)IslandSouth Whidbey School DistrictAmanda Fisher
Para Educator
Region 1 (North)SpokaneSpokane International AcademyBrian Maney
Dean of Students
Region 1 (North)SpokaneSpokane School DistrictOscar Harris
Coordinator, Middle School Student Services
Region 1 (North)LincolnSprague School DistrictMelinda Canaday
Administrative Assistant
Region 1 (North)WhitmanSt. John School DistrictDeanna Kile
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishStanwood-Camano School DistrictDr. Lloy Schaaf
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
Region 3 (North/South)PierceSteilacoom Hist. School DistrictNancy McClure
Executive Director of Assessment and Safety
Region 2 (North/South)SnohomishSultan School DistrictLaurel Anderson
Director, Categorical Programs
Summit Public School: OlympusGreg Ponikvar
Executive Director
Summit Public School: SierraMalia Burns
Executive Director
Region 1 (North)StevensSummit Valley School DistrictBill Glidewell
Region 3 (North/South)PierceSumner School DistrictTatia Holme
Director of Student Services
Region 1 (South)YakimaSunnyside School DistrictLorenzo Garza
Family Engagement Coordinator
Suquamish Tribal Education DepartmentShawn Adams
Region 3 (North/South)PierceTacoma School DistrictLinda Seferian
McKinney Vento Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)KingTahoma School DistrictAnnette Whittlesey
Director, Special Services
Region 1 (North)WhitmanTekoa School DistrictConnie Kliewer
Region 3 (North/South)LewisToledo School DistrictChris Rust
Region 1 (North)OkanoganTonasket School DistrictMr.Steve McCullough
Region 1 (South)YakimaToppenish School DistrictJose Jimenez
Family Liasion
Region 1 (South)Walla WallaTouchet School DistrictSusan Bell
Region 3 (North/South)CowlitzToutle Lake School DistrictLeann Couch
Prevention/Intervention Specialist
Region 1 (South)KlickitatTrout Lake School DistrictCrystal Lanz
Region 2 (North/South)KingTukwila School DistrictJonathan Houston
McKinney Vento Liaison
Region 3 (North/South)ThurstonTumwater School DistrictTami Collins
Homeless/Foster Care Liaison
Region 1 (South)YakimaUnion Gap School DistrictJuanita Justo
Federal Programs Director
Region 3 (North/South)PierceUniversity Place School DistrictAllison Drago
Executive Director for Primary Education
253-566-5600 ext.
Region 1 (North)StevensValley School DistrictNatalee Reid
School Counselor
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkVancouver School DistrictMelissa Newhouse
Homeless and Foster Care Liaison
Region 2 (North/South)KingVashon Island School DistrictDonna Donnelly
Assistant to the Superintendent
Region 3 (North/South)WahkiakumWahkiakum School DistrictTheresa Libby
K-8 Principal
Region 1 (North)GrantWahluke School DistrictElizabeth Mendoza
Mattawa Elementary Counselor
Region 1 (South)Walla WallaWaitsburg School DistrictRosie Nechodom
Region 1 (South)Walla WallaWalla Walla Public SchoolsKerri Coffman
Director of Assessment and Special Programs
Region 1 (South)YakimaWapato School DistrictRichard Quesada
Special Education Director
Region 3 (North/South)ClarkWashougal School DistrictTracey MacLachlan
Region 1 (North)AdamsWashtucna School DistrictVance Wing
Region 1 (North)DouglasWaterville School DistrictCathi Nelson
Region 1 (North)StevensWellpinit School DistrictWendy Wynecoop
Home Liaison (Homeless/Foster)
Region 1 (North)ChelanWenatchee School DistrictBill Eagle
Director of State and Federal Programs
Region 1 (North)SpokaneWest Valley School District (Spokane)Dan Andrews
Special Services Director
Region 1 (South)YakimaWest Valley School District (Yakima)Lucas Jaeger
Director of Special Services
Region 3 (North/South)LewisWhite Pass School DistrictChuck Wyborney
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Region 3 (North/South)PierceWhite River School DistrictJennifer Nicolls
Social Worker
Region 1 (South)KlickitatWhite Salmon Valley School DistrictJerry Miller
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, State and Federal Programs
Region 3 (North/South)LincolnWilbur School DistrictAmy Ritchy
Elem. Secretary
Region 3 (North/South)PacificWillapa Valley School DistrictTristan Mitchell
Grays Harbor/Pacific County Foster Care Liason
Region 1 (North)GrantWilson Creek School DistrictLaura Christian
Region 3 (North/South)LewisWinlock School DistrictDennis Tauscher
Assistant Principal
Region 3 (North/South)Grays HarborWishkah Valley School DistrictDennis Johnson
Region 1 (South)KlickitatWishram School DistrictTye Churchwell
Director of Operations
Region 3 (North/South)CowlitzWoodland School DistrictSpring Dowse
Social Worker
Region 3 (North/South)ThurstonYelm School DistrictShannon Powell
Assistant Director of Special Services
Region 1 (South)YakimaZillah School DistrictSonia Ruggles
Migrant Program, McKinney Vento and Foster Family Liason


Regional Contacts

Children’s Administration has regional staff who assist school districts, foster parents, social workers, and advocates as they navigate K-12 education for students in foster care.



Region 1 (North)
Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Whitman, Garfield, Asotin, Spokane School District, Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Adams

Valerie Marshall

Region 1 (South)
Kittitas, Yakima, Klickitat, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, White Salmon, Goldendale, Toppenish

Lorenzo Lopez

Region 2 (North/South)
Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, Island, King

Donna LaFrance

Region 3 (North/South)
Pierce, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific, Lewis, Thurston, Cowlitz, Skamania, Clark

Sandy Duron



Education Program Manager, Children’s Administration

Shanna McBride
















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