Who

As Wenatchee Public schools moves to making learning personal, choosing the right place to start and build from is critical. Over the past few years our Instructional Technology Planning Committee has worked on the school district's long term plans for technology.

Through this work and data from our Wenatchee Learns outreach survey(s) and continued emphasis within our strategic plan, it was determined that the intermediate to middle grade levels were the best place to start with personal technology devices. Since budgets are not infinite we narrowed the focus for the initial implementation and decided on 5th - 7th grade, with the eventual goal of a device for every student building from the middle outward. Budget allocated by our board will allow us to bring on approximately 150-300 students per year and their respective core area instructors. Classrooms were chosen in cooperation with building administration to provide a multi-faceted environment in order for us to test equipment, pedagogy, teaming, content, and workload.

The following teachers were selected and continue to be participants within our personal device initiative. Students were placed into the classrooms using very traditional methods; assessment scores, ability, behavior, cooperation, etc. The only exception to student placement continues to be where we have a feeder program into the 1:1 rooms.

Participating teaching staff are provided an iPad or Chromebook, an Apple TV and some other training and tools to begin to shift their thinking and teaching, thus readying them for when students also have devices.

Instructional Technology Facilitator

Ray Birks

Instructional Technology Facilitator

Instructional Technology Department

  • raybirks.youcanbook.me (opens in new window)

Elementary School Instructors

Rachel Hetterle

4th Grade Teacher

Columbia Elementary School

Tina Nicpan-Brown

5th Grade Teacher / Team Leader

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

Mario Avila

4th Grade Teacher, Team Leader/LIT

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/mission-view-grade-4/home (opens in new window)

Coni Downey

4th Grade Teacher

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/mission-view-grade-4/home (opens in new window)

Lisa Lewis

4th Grade Teacher

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/mission-view-grade-4/home (opens in new window)

Robyn Moon

4th Grade Teacher

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/mission-view-grade-4/home (opens in new window)

Scott Pass

5th Grade Teacher

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/woolsey5th/home (opens in new window)

Theresa Phelps

5th Grade Teacher

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/woolsey5th/home (opens in new window)

Debra Wirth

5th Grade Teacher, Team Leader/LIT

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/woolsey5th/home (opens in new window)

Mark Woolsey

5th Grade Teacher

Mission View Elementary

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/woolsey5th/home (opens in new window)

Flora London

5th Grade Teacher

John Newbery Elementary School

Monika Christensen

5th Grade Teacher

Washington Elementary School

Middle School Instructors

Byron Blauman

Math Teacher

Foothills Middle School

Sarah Cabbage

6th Grade Core and AVID Teacher

Foothills Middle School

Noreen Clark

Science Teacher

Foothills Middle School

Todd Jensen

Science Teacher

Foothills Middle School

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/jensen (opens in new window)

Kathleen Milanuk

6th Grade Core Teacher

Foothills Middle School

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/milanuk/home (opens in new window)

Rhonda Noah

6th Grade Core Teacher

Foothills Middle School

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/noahs-class (opens in new window)

Sarah Smith

6th Grade Math Teacher

Foothills Middle School

Nathan Weber

6th Grade Core/Intervention Specialist

Foothills Middle School

Kaori Alexander

Language Arts Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Chelise Becker

PE Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Janelle Blakney

Math Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Kelsey Borst

Language Arts & AVID Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Debi Carlson

Language Arts Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Patrice Dahlin

Language Arts Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Emily Ervin

Healthy Living Teacher/Librarian

Orchard Middle School

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/healthyliving/home (opens in new window)

Genna Fisher

Math Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Gary Gavin

Social Studies Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Jen Gjesdal

Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Carl Haberberger

Language Arts Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Brittany Hacho

ESL, Spanish, & AVID Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Beth Hammerberg

Science Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Katie Johnson

Special Education Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Eric Merriman

Math Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Darrell Moser

Math Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Mallory Neher

Math Teacher

Orchard Middle School

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/oms-math/home (opens in new window)

Elisabeth Nicholas

Science Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Christian O'Neal

Science Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Kati Patnode

Special Education Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Tracie Sleeper

Math, Science & Spanish Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Kayli Smith

Language Arts Teacher

Orchard Middle School

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/smith/home (opens in new window)

Neil Spietz

Math Teacher

Orchard Middle School

JoAnn Tanneberg

Social Studies Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Don Whipple

Social Studies Teacher

Orchard Middle School

Abbie Estep

6th Grade Math Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

  • sites.google.com/wenatcheeschools.org/estep (opens in new window)

Jenaia Johnson

6th Grade Science Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

Carrie Kruckenberg

Math Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

Karen MacKenzie

6th Grade Core Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

Stacy Moody

6th grade Language Arts / SS Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

  • sites.google.com/a/wenatcheeschools.org/mrs-moody-s-class/ (opens in new window)

Amee Peters

6th grade Language Arts / SS Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

  • pio.wsd.wednet.edu/Staff/Peters/index.html (opens in new window)

Julie Sand

Spanish and 6th grade Language Arts Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

  • sites.google.com/a/wenatcheeschools.org/parker/ (opens in new window)

Gregory Simmons

6th grade Science Teacher

Pioneer Middle School

  • pio.wsd.wednet.edu/Staff/Simmons/index.html (opens in new window)

High School Instructors

Chris Ferrians

English Teacher

Wenatchee High School

  • whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Ferrians/Mr._Ferrians_Website/Welcome.html (opens in new window)