FACULTY & STAFF

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RITA ARCINIEGA

Custodial Staff

rarciniega@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:  I have worked at Waterville School District for 14 years.  I enjoy making sure everything is kept clean in our building and helping students to stay healthy!  I am married and have three daughters.  I enjoy cooking, reading, making cakes, and spending time with my family.  

MARSHA ASHLEY

Intervention Specialist

mashley@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I grew up in Waterville before attending Eastern Washington University and Lesley University for my undergrad and Masters programs.  After teaching in other districts for 12 years,  I am so happy to be teaching here! I have taught many different grade levels and subjects over the years, and I’ve enjoyed them all. Each age and stage offers something wonderful, unique and challenging. My husband and I have three daughters that also attend school here. We are proud to be part of the Shocker community!

KEVIN AVEY

Maintenance

keavey@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I was born and raised in Waterville graduated from Waterville High School!  I am an avid hunter and fisherman and my hobby is camping with family and friends.

TAMRA AVEY

Custodial Staff

tavey@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:  I was born in Provo, Utah.  I am the oldest daughter and I have 4 sisters and 1 brother.  Kevin and I have five kids. Starting age at 24 -38.  Three are mine and two are his. I love to camp, fish and hunt and spending time at the ocean looking for sea glass and shells. Kevin and I love to cook. Our specialties are crab and shrimp boil, and bbq smoked ribs. I started working for Waterville School district 3 yrs ago as a substitute custodian.  I am now on full time and get the pleasure of working with some wonderful people.

STACEY BIRAM

Wonders Pre-K Program

sbiram@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:  

I have been lucky enough to teach in Waterville since 1987, and have taught multiple generations in many families. Over the last 33 years I have mainly taught first grade, but I did get the opportunity to spend a few fun years in second grade. Looking forward to next year, I am so excited to help create the Waterville Wonders program and form an educational foundation with the youngest Shockers to begin their Shocker Legacy!

When I am not at school, I can usually be found running around the riverbanks or reading books in the Methow with my granddaughters. 

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SHANE BIRD

Industrial Arts

sbird@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I have been in education for 27 years as a professional educator. I grew up in small town Eastern Washington, and have spent my career working in small town Eastern Washington schools. I love working with students and have been fortunate to have taught from 7th grade through 12th grade teaching various subjects. I am a husband and father, and enjoy spending time with my family. In my spare time I love watching my son in his sports and activities. I am also an avid hunter, and enjoy spending as much time outdoors as I can.  I am excited and proud to be a Shocker!

GERI BLOCH

Occupational / Physical Therapy Tech

gbloch@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: Hi, my name is Geri Bloch I have been a PTA/L in Waterville School District for the past 33 years. I also work for Orondo and Brewster School Districts. I am married to Robin and we have one son Andy. I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.

LOUANN BROMILEY

Transportation / Grounds

lbromiley@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I graduated from Waterville High School a LONG time ago and am starting my 30th year in the district. I am the mother of a son and daughter and grandmother to three of the best grandchildren ever!! I enjoy television, sports, and spending time with my family and friends.

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KELSEY BROWNING

School Nurse

kbrowning@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:  I have been a registered nurse for three years,  graduating from Wenatchee Valley College in 2019. I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in Nursing through WVC. I graduated from Waterville in 2016. I have a daughter named Timber who is a future Shocker! I am a huge fan of Shocker sports, particularly basketball! I am very excited to be back at Waterville School.

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ANASTAZIA BURNETT

3rd Grade Teacher

aburnett@waterville.wednet.edu

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RUTH CHURCH

Bus Driver / Para Educator

rchurch@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:  My Name is Ruth Church. I am so happy to be a part of the Waterville family.  My Husband and I have been blessed with three children, who all go to school here. My family and I spend a lot of time together doing outdoor activities. Fishing and camping are our favorite.

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TY CRAWFORD

Transportation/Grounds

tcrawford@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: My name is Ty Crawford and i enjoy camping, hunting, fishing and honestly anything to do with the outdoors.

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CELIA CUMMINGS

High School Science

cecummings@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I am excited to be the new Waterville science teacher for grades 8-12.  For the last 5 years I have lived on the Waterville plateau with my husband, Joel, and our three kids, Kal, Curtis and Ava. I grew up in Richland Washington and received my degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.  I love science and math because it is how we make sense of the world and how it functions. Science encourages us to make observations, identify patterns, be curious, ask questions and find solutions. Recently, I have used my skills in science to work with kids in our community through 4-H, tutoring and leading cooperative learning groups.   I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve our local school by teaching our Waterville students.

LAILEE DALING

3rd Grade

ldaling@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I have been in the education arena for many years, as a librarian, para professional and a classroom teacher. I love working with kids and continuing my education to enhance the learning of my students! I have lived in Waterville for 23 years. Both of my children attended and graduated from Waterville School.

ANGIE DEISHL

Junior High Science / PE

adieshl@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: This is my 16th year teaching in Waterville. I am excited to be back in the middle school teaching math and PE.  

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KAIONNI DESHAZER

Accounting / Administrative Assistant

About Me: I graduated from Waterville High School in 2016. I have been the High School Cheerleading Coach since 2017. I began as the Accounting/Administrative Assistant here at Waterville in August of 2022. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 fur babies at home and our first human baby on the way! I love paddle boarding, gardening, downhill skiing, traveling, baking and spending time with family and friends. SO happy to be a full time Shocker again!

LUANN DODGE

1st Grade

ldodge@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I've been teaching for 14 years.  I have a Bachelors degree in elementary education with an endorsement in K-8 reading and early childhood education.  I have a masters in teaching English As A Second Language.  I'm married and have twins - a girl and a boy. I like to spend time with my family and vacation across the northwest.  

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CAROLYNN DOTSON

5/6 Grade Teacher

cdotson@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: Hello! I am super excited to be working at Waterville Elementary this school year!  I just graduated from CWU and this is my first year teaching. I grew up in Yakima, WA, moved to Ellensburg to do school, and moved to Wenatchee about a year ago. I fell in love with the valley, the nature here, and the people here. I am excited to start this school year! 

JACKIE FINKBEINER

School Nurse

jfinkbeiner@waterville.wednet.edu | (509)-888-8599

About Me: I’ve been a registered nurse since 2006. I graduated from WSU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and got married two weeks later to my husband Kieth. We have three children, Holly (9), Mac (6), and Evan (3). We love living in Waterville! I enjoy baking, gardening, golfing and reading in my spare time.

KIETH FINKBEINER

High School Social Studies / History

kfinkbeiner@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I am a proud Shocker (class of '99) and enjoy my roles as JH & HS History teacher, Athletic Director and Girls' Basketball Coach. I also love having my whole family here:  wife Jackie (school nurse), daughter Holly (freshman), son Mac (sixth grade) and son Evan (third grade). Go Shockers!

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JODY FLAGET

JH Science 

jflaget@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I graduated from Waterville School and have lived in Waterville most of my life.  I started teaching in 2003 and enjoy teaching and coaching kids.  I am married, have two sons in Waterville School District, and enjoy sports and spending time with my family.  

MELISSA FLAGET

5/6 Grade Teacher

mflaget@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I graduated in the state of Minnesota and have lived in Waterville since 2007.  I currently teach Elementary PE and High School Art.  I enjoy reading and gardening.

SAMANTHA FLETCHER

5/6 Grade Teacher

sfletcher@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I have been teaching English and social studies at Waterville since 2015. After graduating from Eastern Washington University, I substitute taught down in the Spokane Valley area for four years before coming to work in Waterville. I am a Wenatchee Valley girl. My family moved to Cashmere in 1995 and I graduated from Cashmere High School. I always knew I would come back to this area, and am happy to have returned. Currently I am working on completing my masters in Social Studies Education through the University of Missouri.  Some hobbies include: hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming, kayaking, reading, and baking.

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JOE FOX

ESD / Technology Desktop Support

jfox@waterville.wednet.edu

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REBECCA FRALEY

Elementary Special Education

rfraley@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: 

I'm so excited to be a Shocker! I grew up in a little town in Eastern Washington and moved to the Waterville area in 2018. I'm a mom to two future shockers, Felton and Mason. As an educator, I have the privilege to see the world through the eyes of a child.  Children have an immense amount of knowledge to share with the world, and I believe that it is my job as an educator to provide children with the opportunity to validate their inquiries and honor the work they do. In my classroom, we celebrate neurodiversity! We are each uniquely gifted learners who all think and learn differently. We embrace our challenges and work together to solve problems. We are each learning to take care of our whole-self body and mind.  I seek to empower students to empower themselves through self-advocacy, resilience, and mindfulness to foster their success in the classroom, community, and world.

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JONATHAN GASBAR

MS/HS Principal

jgasbar@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: 

Jon Gasbar is a bilingual school administrator committed to personalized and equitable education, instructional coaching, and strong community partnerships.  Jon has been a Seattle-area administrator at bilingual and blended learning schools and, most recently, at a project-based learning school.  Earlier in his career, he taught at bilingual schools in New York City and Bogota, Colombia.  He also trained university and high school students as well as English professors in Indonesia while developing curriculum for educators to use in their own classrooms. 

Utilizing the research of collective efficacy and visible learning, Jon has created school cultures where all stakeholders work collaboratively, and in alignment towards collective goals.  He believes that all students can meet their greatest potential when they learn in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment with high quality educational opportunities. 

Jon is a graduate of Cashmere High School and is excited to return to North Central Washington and support the area in which he grew up.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Spanish, a master’s degree from Hunter College in Bilingual Education, and an administrative certificate from the University of Washington Danforth Educational Leadership Program.  Outside of work, Jon loves spending time hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and skiing.

JUSTIN GRILLO

4th Grade

jgrillo@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: My mission both in my personal and professional life is to ‘serve, encourage, and discover.’ I have been part of the Waterville School district since 2002 and am fortunate to have my own children being served by the professionals in this district. Throughout my career it has been fulfilling to help our school serve our students and community to the best of our abilities.

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HALEY HENSON

Special Education Teacher

About Me: I am proud to say I am a 13 year WHS graduate! I pursued my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Science from Central Washington University. I started working at Waterville School in the fall of 2020 and have since acquired my teaching certificates in Special Education and Elementary Education. I have also been the Assistant Cheerleading Coach since the beginning of 2021. I enjoy traveling, skiing, paddle boarding, snowmobiling, playing with my two dogs, and spending time with family and friends. Go Shockers!

AUSTIN HINDERER

Special Education

ahinderer@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: "It is our actions far more than our abilities that show who we truly are." - Albus Dumbledore

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." - John Wooden

TAYN KENDRICK

Elementary Principal / Facilities Director

tkendrick@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I graduated from Waterville High School in 2000 and attended Eastern Washington University. There I received my BAE in special education. I went on to teach special education in Hermiston, Oregon. I have coached multiple sports and finished my Master’s in school administration. I am excited to work with some of the best kids in the state.  

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MANDY KOPTA

Para Educator

mkopta@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I moved to Waterville in 2017 and started working for the school district in 2019. I am married and have 3 daughters that are currently enrolled in Waterville. All three of my daughters race quads so our hobbies are racing, dune riding, camping, boating and traveling. I love spending time with my family and watching my kids do sports and all of their activities. 

RENEE LANDON

Para Educator

rlandon@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I work with students of all ages with their different subjects and enjoy the rewards that come with this such as smiles, hugs and a lot of laughter. You could say I have always enjoyed and been around kids as my mom had a daycare from the time I was little to taking care of my kids. My hobbies consist of reading, spending time with family including my 4 legged ones. 

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SHERRI LITTRELL

JH ELA Teacher

slittrell@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:

I am so happy to be back in Waterville where my three kids graduated as Shockers. I love teaching and learning new things that help me grow as a person and teacher.  My mission statement is:  Fueled by love, I strive to inspire and support students to reach their maximum potential socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

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JOLEE LOBE

Special Education Director

jolee.lobe@esd112.org

About Me: :  I am a recent and proud graduate of the University of Washington ECSEL Program (Enhancing Capacity for Special Education Leadership).  In addition to program administration, my educational certifications are in secondary English, history, and social studies with a master’s degree in social work (MSW) and ESA certification in school social work (K-12).  For the past 16 years, I have served in the Ephrata School District where I also raised my two, now college-aged, sons.  I began in Ephrata as a teacher and counselor, with the most recent 12 years as a school psychologist serving students preschool through 21.  While my commitment is to the development of quality educational systems for all students--regardless of disability--I am eager to put my education and experience to work for the Waterville community as your new director of special education!

TABATHA MIRES

Superintendent / High School Principal

tmires@waterville.wednet.edu | 509-745-8583

About Me: I am proud to be a lifelong Shocker! I am a 13 year WHS graduate, and I feel lucky to have been provided an amazing education at Waterville. I returned to teach English and History at Waterville after graduating from Eastern Washington University. I loved every minute in the classroom working with students! I am married to Dell, and the mom of Wyatt, Alexandra and Marshall.

JILL MOOMAW

Counselor

jmoomaw@waterville.wednet.edu | (509)-888-5592

About Me: I started my journey to become a school counselor in 2003. I wanted to pursue a career where I could make a tangible impact on the lives of children and adolescents. I started my career as a school counselor in 2012, and am convinced it is the most rewarding career I could have pursued. I am married and have one daughter and our family loves to travel and scuba dive together. 

JOHN MULLEN

Spanish / ESL / Leadership

jomullen@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:  My love of learning led me into teaching. I have taught for more than 25 years here and around the world. With my lovely wife we have raised 5 adventurous children who like us, enjoy travelling and meeting new people. Every day is a new adventure here.

GINA MULLENDORE

Business Office / Human Resources 

gmullendore@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I have been in the education field for over 24 years. I am thrilled to serve this school, community, and students. I am married to my best friend, we have five children and six grandchildren. My hobbies include gardening, sewing, and spending time with my grandchildren every chance I get!

NIMFA PARCELLS

Food Service / Head Cook

nparcells@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I have worked for the Waterville school district since 2007. I am originally from the Philippines, and moved to Waterville in 1993. I earned my Associates Degree in Secretarial Studies from Manto University. I love being interactive with all the students and staff. When I am not at work, I enjoy camping, traveling, gardening, and baking homemade pies and Filipino food!

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HEATHER RIDLON

Elementary Para Educator

hridlon@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: Hello, I am so excited to be joining the Waterville team. I’m blessed to be working in the Wonders TK classroom. We are busy and having so much fun already and I can’t wait to watch them learn and grow! I grew up in Monroe Washington, graduated in 1990 and married my High School sweetheart Jason in 1993. We then moved to Eastern Washington where I stayed home for thirteen years raising our son Darrell (now 28) and daughter Rebecca (now 23) and took care of numerous other children. I worked at Thorp School for the last sixteen years as a Para Educator, working with kids ranging from Pre-school to twelfth grade. My husband and I have recently moved to this beautiful area and are loving it. I am a grandma to four grandpups, and my spare time I enjoy hosting and spending time with family and friends, I love to BBQ, bake, camp, swim, work in my yard and I love beach time! I’m thrilled to be a Shocker!

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TIENA SHERIDAN

Registrar / Athletic Secretary

tsheridan@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I have worked at Waterville School since November of 2016. I have lived in Waterville since i was 12 and graduated in 1998 from Waterville High School. I have been married for 19 years and have 3 boys ages 8, 9, and 10.  I spend most of my summer involved in swim team, camping with my family, and working in my yard. I love being a part of the school that I spent most of my childhood in and hopefully helping to make a difference, if only a little along the way.

MARICELA SALDANA

High School Secretary

msaldana@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I am so lucky to be part of the Waterville School District. I’ve been working for the district for 4 years now.  I enjoy spending time with my son and my younger sister. I enjoy going to the lake and going on hikes.

JESSICA SHIFLETT

Para Educator/Bus Driver

jshiflett@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I have worked for the Waterville School District for 13 years, as a Para Educator and a Bus Driver.  I graduated from Montesano High School, attended Pierce Community College, and have two children who both attend school at Waterville.  I enjoy camping, reading, and being at home.  

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THERESA SHRINER

Para Educator

tshriner@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me:

I was born and raised in Waterville.  I went to grade school and high school here.  I have three daughters and I love drawing, gardening, baking and being in the same town as my parents.  I am blessed to be part of this community!  Go Shockers!

NATHAN STEWART

High School Math Teacher

nstewart@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I am excited to be the new Waterville Math teacher for grades 9-12.  I have lived in the town of Waterville for the last 5 years with my wife, Andrea, and our three children, Zaylin, Jazahna, and Zacostjzin. I grew up in East Wenatchee and received my degree in Math Education from Central Washington University.  I love mathematics because it is logical and provides us with reasoning skills that no other subject teaches so powerfully. Mathematics requires us to take a situation and analyze it, looking for patterns, structure, and always demands us to build on what we already know. I also love the outdoors and anything that we can do in nature, especially exploring the mountains through hiking, mountain biking, and Jeeping.

KIRSTEN THOMSEN

Kindergarten

kthomsen@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I graduated from EWU and have a MA in Early Childhood Development with a reading minor. I have been teaching since 1982, and began my career here at Waterville in 1984. I absolutely love working with children, helping them make new and exciting discoveries. I am happily married and have four children  who grew up here in Waterville. I enjoy taking care of my family, spending time with them, and attending to my faith. We are boxer lovers and have four boxers in our family. My hobbies include baking and cooking, reading, and gardening.

MIA THOMSEN

AG / CTE Teacher

mthomsen@waterville.wednet.edu

About Me: I graduated from WSU December 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Education and a minor in Horticulture. Go Cougs! I love being outside hiking or taking walks. I also love reading in my spare time. I have two Pygmy Angora goats that I like to work with. In the summers I work on my family’s wheat farm here in Waterville. I am also a Young Life Leader for the Waterville group.

JONA TOLLACKSON

Para Educator

jtollackson@waterville.wednet.edu

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MusicTeacher

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