Manson School District Superintendent

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tabatha Mires

I am committed to relational leadership to serve students and staff better. A proponent of ‘change starts with me’ thinking. Franklin Covey Leader In Me Lighthouse School Administrator. Equity learner. Believer in the power of grace, compassion, high expectations, tough conversations, growth mindsets, and the power of collective efficacy. Dedicated to finding and developing the greatness and leadership in staff and students. 

Professional Experience: Superintendent Waterville and Palisades School District, Superintendent/Secondary Principal, Jr/Sr High Principal, Dean of Students, Career and Technical Education Director,Teacher.

Education:

Washington State University, Superintendent Certification Program, Educational Leadership and Administration
Heritage University, Principal Certification, Education Administration
Lesley University, M.A. Education
Eastern WA University, B.A. Teaching and Education

Outside Interests: I love spending time with my family, cheering on local sports teams, traveling, RV camping, and visiting national parks.

Personal Information: Married for 30 years to my husband, Dell. We are parents to Wyatt, Ali, and Marshall.

 

Manson Middle School Principal/State and Federal Programs Director

Phone: (509)687-9585

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Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Heather Ireland

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).

Manson High School Principal

Phone: (509) 687-9585

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Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Kamie Kronbauer

Professional Experience: 

 

Education:

Washington State University, Doctor of Education

 

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Manson 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.   

My wife Justina and I  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. Morgan Thornton

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

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Joan Belcher

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Phone: (509) 687-3140

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kari Desser

 

 

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