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Mr. Josh Little

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Position: HS Administrative Assisstant
Phone: 509-687-9585
Fax: 509-687-6109
Email: jlittle@manson.org

Administrative Assistant

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Ms. Michelle Medved

Professional Experience: Michelle has worked for the Manson School District since 1995. She has worked as a paraeducator substitute, office secretary, and since 1998, a reading tutor.

Education: AA, Highline Community College, Additional year at Heritage College

Outside Interests: Spending time with her family, gardening, scrapbooking, quilting and reading

Personal Information: Michelle is married to her best friend Kevin. They have two children who graduated from Manson Secondary School. Their daughter Nikki lives in Manson with two adorable "littles", Wyatt and Rylee. She is currently the GEAR-Up Site Director for Brewster School District. Their son Lil' Kevin graduated from Eastern Washington University and is a CPA for Peterson/Sullivan LLP in Seattle-he recently married Allison Burbak of Seattle. The Medveds moved to the Chelan Valley in 1994.

Position: Middle School Secretary
Phone: 687-9585
Email: mmedved@manson.org

Administrative Assistant

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Mrs. Hayli Thompson

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Position: Registrar/Transportaion Secretary
Phone: 687-9585
Email: hthompson@manson.org

Parent Involvement/MHS Internship/After School Programs Coordinator

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Ms. Adelina Grageda

Pledge to Clients: In my role as Post-Secondary Coordinator, I hope to provide the opportunities our students need to help them explore all post-secondary options. Our MHS Internship Program will give them an experience in the "real world" and gain a passion for their chosen profession. As a Parent Support Coordinator, I will organize Manson Inc. meetings where our district staff/community can provide relevant information to our families and provide learning opportunities for them as well. My goal is for ALL families in our community to feel welcomed and part of our schools!

Professional Experience: I have over 15 years of experience working with students and their families from middle school ages, until post-secondary level. I have learned so much from the students, their families and my colleagues. I feel blessed to have all these opportunities.

Education: HS Diploma - MHS in 1998, Bachelors of Arts - Gonzaga University in 2002 Majors: History and Spanish, Masters of Social Work - Eastern Washington University in 2007

Outside Interests: My favorite pastime is to spend time with my family. We have fun no matter what we do! I also enjoy reading, watching movies and traveling.

Personal Information: I have a beautiful daughter, Natalee, attending Manson Schools, who keeps me very busy cheering for her in all sports all year long!  

Position: Parent Involvement/ HS Internship/Post Secondary Coordinator
Phone: 509-687-9585
Email:  agrageda@manson.org

Counselor

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Mr. James Broome

Pledge to Clients:  In my role as the Middle/High school counselor, I hope to provide support, encouragement and hope to students as they work through their academic, social, emotional, family, and mental health struggles.  I also provide tools to help students remove and break down the barriers that keep them from living the life they are meant to live.

Professional Experience:  I have over 15 years of experience working with middle/high school students in many different capacities, as a drug and alcohol counselor, soccer and cross country coach, in local youth ministries, and as a school counselor.

Education: HS Diploma, Tumwater High School, 1999, Bachelors of Arts, Major-Human Services, Western Washington University, 2003, Masters of Education-School Counseling, American Public University, 2013

Outside Interests:  My family and I love spending time outside enjoying local parks, swimming, hiking the local trails and spending time with all of our relatives. 

Personal Information: I have lived in the Lake Chelan Valley since 2006, my wife, Mey and I have three amazing kids, Noah, Jessa and Emma.  We are so excited to have them grow up in Manson.

Position: MS/HS Counselor
Phone: 509-687-9585
Fax: 509-687-6109
Email: jbroome@manson.org

Librarian

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Mrs. Justina Riippi

Position: Library// Media

Education: Bachelor of Arts from the University of WA

Personal Information: I grew up in Puyallup, WA. I married my husband Ben in 2008 and then moved to Maui to teach at the local high school together.  We made our way back to Puyallup and have 2 kids Elsa (9) and Finn (7).  We decided to move to Manson in 2019 because it is beautiful here and we wanted to raise our kids in a smaller town.  We love our school and community!

Attendance Clerk

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Mr. Gabriel Lopez

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Education: Boise State University. 3yrs.

Outside Interests: Soccer, Football, Basketball, Swimming and traveling

Personal Information: Gaby has lived in Manson for 30 years. He is married and has 2 children Roman and Yzaak.

Position: Attendance Clerk
Phone: 687-9585
Email: glopez@manson.org

Technology

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Mr. Aaron Kollmeyer

Pledge to Clients: To keep the school as high tech as possible!

Professional Experience: 25 years professional experience as a Computer Technician and IT Specialist.

Education: Whitman college
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Outside Interests: *Science Fiction in all forms
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Mr. Jose Fernandez

Position: Computer Repair and I.T.  

Professional Experience: After graduating from Wenatchee Valley College, worked at Chelan Computer Repair for almost 9 years. Fixed all kinds of problems on computer and cellphones.

Education: A Manson High School gradated and 2012 graduate of Wenatchee Valley College, earned his Associates Degree in Computer Technology and Networks Administration.  

Personal Information: Mr. Fernández came to the United Stated in 2002 from Mexico. Graduated from Manson High School in 2008 and went to Wenatchee Valley College. Now lives in Chelan with his wife and loves working for the Manson School District.  

Para-Educator

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Ms. Trista Walters

Pledge to Clients: Every student deserves to be respected and valued as a growing individual with passions and challenges unique to them.  Trista promises to recognize the potential in each student, foster a positive learning environment that dovetails with their learning style, and challenge them to grow not only in their educational experience, but also as a person that will positively contribute to the world around them. 

Professional Experience: Trista has worked at Manson High School and Middle School since 2011. Prior to that she stayed at home and raised her two children while helping with their family business and volunteering in several community and church activities. She has also worked in banking and as an office administrator in the medical field.

Education: Trista graduated from Sprague High School in Salem Oregon.  She has also attended many continuing education courses including a Total Spanish Immersion class through Washington State University’s extension program.

Outside Interests:  Spending time with family and friends, tennis, camping, boating, projecting and interior design.

Personal Information: Trista hails from the great state of Oregon where she met her husband David.  After marrying in 1990 David brought his bride back to his hometown in the beautiful Chelan Valley where they raised their children Davia and Mason.  She says ”There has been no better community in which to raise our family!  As the old saying goes ‘It takes a village’, and I fully believe that this village truly cares.” 

Position: SPED Paraeducator
Phone: 509-687-9585
Fax: 509-687-6109
Email: twalters@manson.org

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Ms. Angel Gosvener

Professional Experience: I worked at a local Nursery for 7 years assisting with retail sales and greenhouse operations before joining the Manson School District. In October of 2011, I was hired at Manson School District as a Para for Preschool. I served as a Para for one year before moving into a Preschool teacher role in September of 2012. I taught preschool for 2 years. September of 2014 I moved over to Manson High School and took a position as a Para in Special Ed. Currently I am still working as a Special Ed Para and I really love working with these students.

Education: I am a 1998 Chelan High School graduate and attended classes at Wenatchee Valley College. I also served a one year term in the Ameri-Corps of Washington, Reading Corp program in Kent, Washington. During my time in Americorps I tutored elementary students in reading during the school year and then organized and carried out a summer reading program for elementary students.

Outside Interests:  Spending time with my family, gardening, exercising, reading, and listening to music.

Personal Information: I am married to Dave Gosvener and we have three daughters, Katie, Maggie and Lilly. We enjoy spending time together as a family and do so often. Dave and I were both raised here in the Manson/Chelan Valley and we are so grateful to be able to raise our daughters here. There is no other place we would rather be.

Position: SPED Paraeducator
Phone: 509-687-9585
Fax: 509-687-6109
Email: agosvener@manson.org

Para-Educator

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Mr. Jorge Lopez

Professional Experience:  I have been working for about 15 ywears as an ELL Paraeducator with two years teaching experience.

Education: I received my AA degree from Wentachee Valley College and  a BA in K-8 Education from Heritage University.  I have endorsements in Bilingual Educaiton, ELL, and Middle level math.

Outside Interests:  I like to garden, fish and enjoy many other outdoor acitvities.  I enjoy playing baskeball and running.

Personal Information:  I am married and we have five children.  I am from Mexico, but have been living the the Chelan Valley for almost 28 years.  I really enjoy this place?

 

Phone: 509-687-9585
Email:  jlopez@mansona.org

 

Home Visitor & Para-Educator

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Ms. Rosie Rodriguez

 

Position: Home Visitor, Para-Educator, Head Custodian
Phone: 687-9585
Email: rrodrigu@manson.org

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Student Supervisor

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Mr. Jorge Valencia

 

Position: Student Supervisor
Phone: 509-687-9585
Email: jvalencia@manson.org

Food Services

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Ms. Robin Hanson

 

Position: Head Cook
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Food Services

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Ms. Janet Jones

Pledge to Clients:  I want all the students to know we care what happens to each of them and want to do all we can to make their time at Manson a productive and safe experience. We always want to make sure the student have the food they need to sustain them through a long day of studies and extracurricular activities.

Professional Experience:  My husband and I owned a business for 26 years in Chelan. When we closed the store, I began substituting for the school district until I was hired full time working in food services and the front office.

Education:  I graduated from Manson High School and attended WSU.

Outside Interests:  Reading, Church activities, Seahawks, Mariners and following our grandchildren around.

Personal Information:  I have been married to my husband, Butch, for many years and have 4 great children, Jen, Matt, Beckie, and Sara, who all graduated from Manson. We have 7 grandchildren and put lots of miles on our car to go see them. As my dad always said, “ If  I had known they were so much fun, I would have had them first!”

Position: Food Service Clerk
Phone: 509-687-9585
Email: jjones@manson.org

 

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Ms. Kelly Gosvener

 

Position: Food Service Clerk
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Email: kgosvener@manson.org

Custodian

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Mr. Stan Lindert

Professional Experience:  Custodian for Manson School District for many years.

Education:  High School, some College

Outside Interests:  Family, fishing, gardening

Personal Information:  Stan is married to Marcy Lindert and they have one daughter, Rosellyn.

Position: Custodian
Email: slindert@manson.org

 

Custodian

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Mr. Santiago Grageda

 

Position: Custodian
Email: sgrageda@manson.org