Manson School District Superintendent

Mr. Matt Charlton

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Mr. Matt Charlton

Reason for going into Education:  He knew he wanted to be a teacher for as long as he could remember. He says working with students is both fun and rewarding.

Professional Background:  Taught for 6 years in Wenatchee School District as a middle school English and History teacher.
-Assistant Principal in North Kitsap K-8 school for 1 year.
-Principal for 5 years at Belfair Elementary School in North Mason.
-Assistant Superintendent for 2 years in North Mason.

Educational Background:  BA in Social Studies and teaching certification at the best school in the state. (Washington State University)

MA in Educational Administration from Central Washington University

Post graduate work and superintendent certification from Washington State University.

Hobbies and Interests:  All kinds of sports and outdoor activities. Spending time with his family.

Family and Personal Information:  Married to Shelley who is also an educator. Have 3 boys: Bo, Ben, and Tyler, and a golden lab named Nick.

Favorite Dessert: Anything chocolate...though blueberry pies have grown on him in the past 3 months.

 

 

Manson High School Principal

Mr. Don Vanderholm

Phone: (509) 687-9585

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Mr. Don Vanderholm

Professional Experience: 3 years teaching/coaching at Inchelium; 11 years teaching/coaching at Mary Walker

Education: AA-SCC; BA-Whitworth; MS-EWU

Outside Interests: Sports, Hunting, Fishing, Watching the Zags

Personal Information: Married to Teena, 9 children, 9 grandchildren. Born and raised in Elk, WA. Graduated from Riverside H.S. and Whitworth College.

Middle School Principal

Mr. Todd Smith

Phone: (509) 687-9585

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Mr. Todd Smith

Pledge to Clients: Our children are the most precious part of our lives. Every day I come to school to serve you, your family, and this community, by working with a team of professional educators who have just one goal in mind: let's do what's best for kids every day. I feel it is a privilege to serve in this way and look forward to meeting you and working with your children.

Professional Experience: My teaching career came to a close after the last 9 years in Kittitas, Washington where I taught every 8, 9, 10th grade student English, as well as other subjects. During my last year there I also served as Dean of Students. My work at the state level has primarily been with OSPI, including Assessment Committees responsible for reviewing tests, test items, and final test answers, SBAC Item Development, the WAAS Articulation Committee including Descriptors/Extension Writing. Currently, I work with the Center for the Strengthening of the Teaching Profession/OSPI as a Criteria Specialist leading workshops for administrators on instructional frameworks. In preparation for SBAC, I am a member of the Washington State Network of Educators (OSPI), whose responsibility is to vet SBAC resources and contributing to an online library of resources for educators' state wide.

Education: I have degrees in English and History from the University of Washington. I also have two master's degrees, most recently an M.A in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University.

Outside Interests: My only real outside interest is my family and all the great activities they are involved in. I love reading, trout fishing in Montana, golf when I have time, coffee, and musical theater.

Personal Information: My wife and I have three children, two at home: Victoria and Grayson.

Elementary School Principal

Ms. Keitlyn Watson

Phone: (509) 687-9502

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Ms. Keitlyn Watson

Professional Experience:  I have been an elementary school teacher for 12 years in Olympia, Washington. Prior to working in education, I was in the forestry/wildlife profession, and worked as non-partisan state legislative staff on natural resource policy.

Education:  I attended U.C. Berkeley for my B.S. and Yale University for my M.F.S., both in forestry.  For my educational training, I attended St. Martin’s University, Whitworth College, and Eastern Washington University.  My administrative credentials were obtained from Central Washington University.

Outside interests:  I enjoy hiking and the outdoors, singing, dancing, and visiting my family.

Personal:  I have two wonderful “children”…Sam and Eleanor, who are both young adults. 

Director of Learning

Dr. Heather Ireland

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Dr. Heather Ireland

Why Education:

I have always wanted to be a teacher…since the first day of kindergarten when I made my sisters sit crisscross applesauce on the floor while I was their teacher. I’m sure they thought I was bossy, but I like to tell them it was leadership and learning. As I moved toward finishing my degree, my desire for working with students who struggled in math, felt they were not good at math, and those who could think about math in amazing ways was fueled. Today that passion continues as I work alongside an amazing community of people who are committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students who walk through our school doors.

Professional Experience: 

2016-Present Manson School District as Director of Learning

2008-2016 Manson School District as Elementary Principal

2007-2008 McCleary School District in McCleary, WA as MS math teacher and Assistant Principal

1997-2007 Pioneer School District in Shelton, WA as 8th grade math teacher and volleyball coach

Education:

Washington State University, Doctor of Education

Educational Leadership and Superintendent Certification. Research focused on supporting English Language Learners

Cambridge College, Masters of Education

            Principal Leadership with principal certification

St. Martin’s University, Bachelor of Arts

Elementary Education with endorsements is Elementary Ed. K-8, Reading 4-12, and Mathematics 4-12

South Puget Sound Community College, Associate of Arts

Oak Harbor High School, Diploma

Outside Interests: 

I spend a lot of time reading, I enjoy quilting, and I endure running and will run my second half marathon in September. Spending time in the mountains backpacking, camping, and fishing are highlights of each summer. Mostly I spend time with my family who are my rock. I am so fortunate to be in Manson surrounded by my supportive parents and four younger sisters…and my very large (and loud) family.

Personal Information:

I have four children that are growing up way too fast. Hanna is a sophomore at CWU, Gabe is a junior, Libbey a freshman, and Tyler is in 7th grade.

I love coffee, pizza, chocolate, and peanut butter (which is why I run).

 

Director of Operations/Director of Athletics

Mr. Eric Sivertson

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Mr. Eric Sivertson

Professional Experience: Director of Development at South Sound Christian Schools, Director of Operation at Lake Retreat Conference Center, Basketball Coach at Trinity Bible College, Des Moines Christian School, Seattle Lutheran, and Tacoma Baptist.

Education: BS in Marketing from North State University

Outside Interests: Basketball, Travel

Personal Information: Married to Brittany Sivertson and have two children, Gabriel Sivertson and Amelia.

District Technology Coordinator

Ms. Lori Way

Phone: 590-687-6109

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Ms. Lori Way

Pledge to Clients: The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. ~Elbert Hubbard

Professional Experience: Information Technology, Instructional Technology, Digital Learning, STEM Development, Microsoft I.T. Academy, German Language, Language Arts, Professional Development in Educational Technology.

Education: B.A. German, B.A. English Language and Literatrue (Central Michigan University), M.Ed. Educational Technology, Lesley College (Boston, MA) Career and Technical Education Certification (Central WA University), Computer Technology, Computer Applications, Work-Based Learning, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator, Desktop and Portable Technician, Comptia A+, PowerSchool Certified Trainier

Outside Interests: Mountain biking, hiking, skiing, bird watching, fishing, technology.

Personal Information: I moved from New York 20 years ago where most of my family still resides. I have lived in Eastern Washington ever since. I love Leavenworth, Manson and Chelan and the many wonderful students, colleagues and friends I have had the honor to work with.

Payroll/Human Resources Coordinator

Ms. Lorrie Cochran

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Ms. Lorrie Cochran

Professional Background: 18 years of accounting in the private sector.

Educational Background: Bachelors Degree from Washington State University. Majored in Business Administration, Minored in Accounting.

Hobbies and Interests: Camping, Scrap booking and 4-H.

Family and Personal Information: Husband Marty, three sons Austin, Blake and Cole.

Favorite Dessert: Turtle Cake

Accounts Payable Specialist

Ms. Joan Belcher

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Ms. Joan Belcher

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Phone: 509-687-3140
Email: jbelcher@manson.org

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Janice Stewart

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Ms. Janice Stewart

 

 

Phone: 509-687-3140
Fax: 509-687-9877
Email: jstewart@manson.org

State and Federal Programs/ECAP/Special Education Secretary

Ms. Laura McDaniel

Phone: 509-687-9502

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Ms. Laura McDaniel

Pledge to Clients: To always greet you with a smile. To do my job to the best of my ability so that your day goes as smoothy as possible.

Professional Experience: This is my first time working with a school; my past employments have included working on aircraft in the the military, bill collector for the City of Seattle, misc. smaller positions such as cashier and bussing tables at various places, the Youth Conservation Corp, and being a stay-at-home mom.

Education: Unfortunately, I did not go to college. I learned things the hard way with on-the-job training and trial and error. I will be the first to tell anyone, do yourself a favor, finish school and go to college, two-year, four-year or technical. Whatever fits you best. Find something you love to do then find someone that will pay you to do it.

Outside Interests: Reading books-not digital, quilting, various crafts, gardening, movies, cooking and animals of all kinds.

Personal Information: Born and raised in Spokane. Married to Kevin, two children Thomas and Katie, mother Joyce White. I spent one tour of duty in the Air Force stationed in Las Vegas, NV. (Yes I have been to Area 51!)

Special Education Services

Ms. Sandra Clausen

Phone: 509-687-9502

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Ms. Sandra Clausen

Why I Chose Education:  I have always been interested in the medical fields and in helping people.  I explored genetics, emergency room care, ministry and finally communication disorders.  It is my passion to help children recognize their abilities, build their skills, learn self advocacy, develop independence, and become life-long learners and communicators.  I have been blessed to live and work in the wonderful community of Manson and to work alongside amazing students, families, staff and community members.

Professional Experience: Five years Birth to Three Program at Easter Seals in Joliet, Illinois, Washington Schools SLP programs since 1994, 2 years home health, 7 years Wildcat Assembly Team Coach, 5 years Special Education Coordinator.

Education:  Bachelor's Degree - Valparaiso University; Master's Degree - Bowling Green State University; Annual Continuing Education in Speech Language Pathology and Special Education

Outside Interests: Reading, gardening, cross country skiing, boating, dance, waking my dog, supporting my children in sports and theatre, spending time with friends and family, visiting family and friends in suburbs of Chicago, Detroit, and Sioux Falls.

Personal Information: Married to Bruce Clausen since 1997. Two children Conner and Megan. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and has lived in Manson for the better since 1994.

 

District ELL Coordinator

Ms. Katie Sperling

Phone: 509-687-9502

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Ms. Katie Sperling

Pledge to Clients:

Professional Experience: 4 years - Bilingual Instructional Assistant - Seattle Public School
1 year- 2nd Grade Dual Language / International Education Teacher in Seattle Public Schools
6 years - Spanish English Language Development Specialist - Seattle Public Schools

Education: BA from Western Washington University - Teaching English as A Second Language
MIT from Heritage University - Elementary Education, National Board Certificated in English as A New Language

Outside Interests: Spending time outdoors skiing, kayaking and hiking. Besides spending time with my family I love to travel, listen to music and read.

Personal Information: My husband Seth and I moved to Manson to be closer to family and start a farm on our property. We have a young son named Isaac.