Manson School District Superintendent

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Voni Walker

Reason for going into education: Growing up I found my place in the classroom.  I was blessed to have many caring, knowledgeable and hardworking teachers that pushed me to reach my full potential.  Although I did not know how much of an impact it would have on me, by the time I started college I knew my calling was in education.  I have found that schools are where I can make a difference for the youth in my community and can help each and every student find what drives them and how their unique skills can better their future.

Professional Experience: After graduating from Central Washington University I spent the next nine years teaching Physical Education, Science and Health at the middle levels.  I also coached volleyball, gymnastics and track at the middle and high school levels.  After watching dynamic administrators, and with the slight nudging of my supervisors, I obtained my master’s degree and administrative certificate.  With those, I dedicated the next seventeen years to service in Arlington School District where I served all three levels of education and grew to be a leader of my peers providing professional development and support to building administrators while still serving as a building principal.  In 2018 I was ready to expand my learning and decided to head back to school for my superintendent’s credentials.  At the time I had no intention of moving into a positon as superintendent, I just wanted to be a better principal.  After my first year I realized that I could positively impact even more students through advocating and guiding administrators and teachers as a superintendent.  I am so glad to have chosen this profession and am loving the opportunity to serve Manson School District.

Education: 

Washington State University, Superintendent Certification

Seattle Pacific University, Masters in Educational Leadership and Principal Certification – Magna Cum Laude

Central Washington University, Bachelors of Science

K-12 Teaching Certification with endorsements in Physical Education, Earth Science and Health Education

Decatur High School, Diploma

Outside Interests: I love the outdoors and getting in a short hike or walk whenever I can.  I also relax and re-center myself by sewing or drawing.  If I pick up a good book I will read through the night to get it finished and have found a new love for audiobooks when I am traveling to conferences or visiting family.

Personal Information: I have been happily married for 22 years to my wonderful husband.  I have two children who both attend Washington State University one is a junior and the other is a freshman.  They are both growing into adults I am proud of and learn from every day.  I am truly blessed.

 

Manson Secondary School Principal/ECEAP Director

Phone: 5096879585

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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: 

2018-present Manson School District as Middle School Principal; Director of Special Education & Assessment

2016-2018 Manson School District as Director of Learning & Assessment (& Special Education, 2017)

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 and working on my house/property. I enjoy quilting, and I endure running and have completed a couple half marathons. Spending time in the mountains backpacking, camping, and fishing are highlights of each summer and when I am able to relax completely. 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 4th grade teacher, Gabe is in a welding apprenticeship program, Libbey just graduated and determining her pathway, Tyler is a HS junior who lives for basketball.

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

Middle/High School Assistant Principal

Phone: (509) 687-9585

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kamie Kronbauer

 

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Washington State University, Doctor of Education

 

 

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Elementary School Principal

Phone: (509) 687-9502

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Ben Riippi

Professional Experience:  

10 years -  Special Education teacher   

4 years - Assistant Principal 

Education: 

Evergreen State College – Bachelors of Arts 

City University – Masters in Teaching 

Washington State University – School Administrator Certificate 

Personal:  

I am a big sports fan and I love the outdoors. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family.   

I have been married to my wife Justina for 11 years and we have two children, Elsa and Finn.   

 

 

 

Director of Operations/Director of Athletics

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Degrees and Certifications:

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.

Business Manager

Phone: Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Leah Fidler

Business Manager

 

Technology Coordinator/ CTE Director

Phone: 590-687-9585

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Susan Sears

Payroll/Human Resources Coordinator

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Degrees and Certifications:

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

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Joan Belcher

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

Administrative Assistant

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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

Phone: 509-687-9502

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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!)

District ELL Coordinator

Phone: 509-687-9502

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Alicia Alexander

Position:ELL Coordinator

Professional Experience: 9 years Para-Educator(K-8) at Manson Elementary
2 years teaching 2nd grade at Manson Elementary

Education: K-12~ Manson Elementary and Secondary School.
AA~ Wenatchee Valley College
BA in Education K-8~ Heritage University
ESL/Bilingual Endorsement

Goals/Life Motto: Helping my students achieve all their goals. If you believe it, you can achieve it!

Personal Information/Hobbies: Married to Tom Alexander. Has two daughters, Bianca and Isabella. I was born in Michocan, Mexico and raised in Manson, WA. Was 1997 Manson Apple Blossom Princess.

Hobbies:  Spending time with my daughters and husband, cooking


Email: aalexander@manson.org