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Foster Care Liaisons/DSHS Contacts

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NOTE: This list is in the process of being updated as more districts identify Foster Care Liasions.

*School District*Liaison/TitlePhoneemail
Aberdeen School DistrictMarnie Ranheim
Adna School DistrictRenee Quinn
Almira School DistrictShauna L. Schmerer
Asotin-Anatone School DistrictJohn Heley
Director of Student Services
Bainbridge Island School DistrictDr. Jeff McCormick
Director of Assessment and Student Services
Bellingham School DistrictRoxana Parise
Homeless Coordinators
360-676-6400 exts. 6523 and
Bellingham School DistrictSarah Simpson
Homeless Coordinators
360-676-6400 exts. 6523 and
Bethel School DistrictSally Keeley
Family Resource Coordinator and Director
253 683-7969/253
Bethel School DistrictAllysen Swinney
Family Resource Coordinator and Director
253 683-7969/253
Bickleton School DistrictRic Palmer
Blaine School DistrictJessie Burton
Prevention & Intervention Specialist Family Community Coordinator/Homeless Liaison
Boistfort School DistrictShannon Criss
Bremerton School DistrictLinda Sullivan-Dudzic
Director of Special Programs and Elementary
Camas School DistrictDana Lighty
Director of Special Services
Cape Flattery School DistrictMichelle Parkin
Carbonado School DistrictScott Hubbard
(360) 829-0121 ext.
Middle School counselor
Central Kitsap School DistrictJeremy Monroe
Director of Achievement and Innovation
Central Valley School DistrictLeslie Camden-Goold
McKinney-Vento Homeless & Foster Care Liaison
Chimacum School DistrictBeth Clifford
School Counselor
Chimacum School DistrictBarb Fogerson
School Counselor
Chimacum School DistrictMichele Kastor
School Counselor
Clarkston School DistrictHeather Lang
Coordinator of Student Supports
Colfax School DistrictAmber Sellars
School Nurse
Colton School DistrictM. Blakely-Heitstuman
Support Services Teacher/Coordinator
Columbia (Walla Walla) School DistrictZac Carpenter
Special Services Director
Colville School DistrictRandy Cloke
Foster Care Liaison
Concrete School DistrictLeilani Thomas
Executive Director
Cosmopolis School DistrictCherie Patterson
Coulee-Hartline School DistrictTamara Spurbeck
Title 1 Admin
Creston School DistrictDr. William J. Wadlington
Cusick School DistrictChris Evers
Student Assistant Specialist
Dayton School DistrictPam Lindsley
Title I Director/Elementary Principal
Dayton School DistrictPaul Shaber
High School Principal
Deer Park School DistrictGreg Swartz
Director of Special Services
Dieringer School DistrictMary Boben
253 826
East Valley School District (Yakima)Jeri Young
District Administrator
Eastmont School DistrictSpencer Taylor
Executive Director of Elementary Education
Ellensburg School DistrictPatty Kimmel
Special Services Director
Elma School DistrictWendy Beldin
HS Vice Principal, McKinney-Vento and Foster Care Liaison
Entiat School DistrictDarby Hammond
Dean of Students
Ephrata School DistrictFrank Cardwell
District Administrator
Evaline School DistrictAnnie Robinson
Head Teacher
Everett School DistrictCynthia Jones
Director, Categorical Programs
Evergreen School District (Clark)Karen Fox
Manager, Title I/LAP
360-604-4000 x
Ferndale School DistrictJill Iwasaki
Executive Director of Student Services
Finley School DistrictAmy McLaughlin
Director of Special Programs
Franklin Pierce School DistrictClaudia Miller
Family Engagement Coordinator
Grand Coulee Dam School DistrictCathy Huston
Special Services Director
Grandview School DistrictDiann Zavala
Foster Care Liaison
Granger School DistrictGloria Ramirez
Home Visitor and Home Liaison
Granite Falls School DistrictCarol Panagos
Executive Director of Student Services
Grapeview School DistrictJosie Bean
Great Northern School DistrictKathy Johnston
Director, Special Programs
Green Mountain School DistrictTyson Vogeler
Highland School DistrictLonny Smart
School Counselor K-6
Highline School DistrictNancy Boldt
Director of Health and Social Services
Hood Canal School DistrictJeannie Beierle
Assistant Principal/School Counselor
Hoquiam School DistrictJimelle Morgan
Director of Special Services
Inchelium School DistrictSuzanne Killings
K-12 Counselor
Kelso School DistrictDon Iverson
Director of Student Support
Kennewick School DistrictYesenia Chavez
Homeless/Foster Care Coordinator/Liaison
Kiona-Benton City School DistrictJoe Lloyd
Federal Program Director
La Center School DistrictPete Rosenkranz
Director of Special Education (& Special Programs)
La Conner School DistrictAndy Wheeler
Director of Special Services
LaCrosse School DistrictDoug Curtis
Lake Stevens School DistrictTina Vinnick
Director of Alternative Learning
(425) 335 -
Lyle School DistrictJulie Larson
Family Liaison
Manson School DistrictAubrey Plew
Counselor MS/HS
Mary M Knight School DistrictEllen Perconti
Marysville School DistrictStephanie Zikopoulos
Director of Categorical Programs
McCleary School DistrictMatt McCauley
Dean of Students
Mead School DistrictCherie Eggleston
Administrative Assistant for Learning Services and Special Programs
Medical Lake School DistrictKimberly Headrick
Director of Teaching and Learning
Mercer Island School DistrictFred Rundle
Assistant Superintendent
Meridian School DistrictSheree Johnson
Community Resource Liason
Monroe School DistrictJoe Neigel
Prevention-Intervention Specialist
Mossyrock School DistrictTed Johnson
School Counselor
Mount Vernon School DistrictStephanie Hawley
Assistant Director of Assessment and Student informtion systems
Nespelem School DistrictVirginia Lezard
Administration Secretary/Homeless Liaison/Foster Care Liaison
Newport School DistrictKeri Leslie
Special Programs...
(509) 447-3167
Nine Mile Falls School DistrictScott Friedman
Director of Teaching and Learning
Nooksack Valley School DistrictBecky Robertson
Family Services
North Franklin School DistrictMarci Cox
Federal Programs Director
North Kitsap School DistrictLori Kingery
Assistant Director
North Thurston Public SchoolsLeslie Van
Director, Student Support
Northport School DistrictDon Baribault
Northshore School District
Oak Harbor School DistrictVivian Rogers Decker
McKinney Vento Liaison
Oakville School DistrictRuthann Brown
Counselor, Homeless Liasion
360-273-5947 Extension
Odessa School DistrictJaime Nelson
P-12 Principal
Orcas Island School DistrictLorena Stankevich
Elementary Principal
Orient School DistrictSherry Cowbrough
Superintendent/ Principal
Orondo School DistrictAlma Celaya
Student and Family Services Coordinator
Oroville School District TBD
Elementary School Counselor
Orting School DistrictChristopher Willis
Executive Director of Student Services and Intervention
Othello School DistrictPeter Knittle
Homeless/Foster Care Liaison
Palisades School DistrictJulie Streeter
Administrative Assistant
Palouse School DistrictMike Jones
Peninsula School DistrictMichelle Harrison
School Readiness Facilitator
Pomeroy School DistrictFred Knebel
Special Services Director
Port Angeles School DistrictBrianne Barrett
Special Education Director
Prescott School DistrictBrett Cox
509 849
Prosser School DistrictDeanna Flores
Assistant Superintendent/Director of State and Federal Programs
Pullman School DistrictPaula Perron-Bates
State and Federal Programs Coordinator
Puyallup School DistrictChar Krause
Director of Student Services
Rainier Prep Charter School DistrictKaren Lobos
Student & Community Relations Manager
Reardan-Edwall School DistrictDwight Cooper
Elementary Principal
Renton School DistrictMichele Starkey
Title I facilitator
Richland School DistrictBeth Harrington
Assistant Director, Special Programs
Ridgefield School DistrictTiffany Gould
Federal Programs Coordinator
Rochester School DistrictShawna Killiz
Rochester McKinney-Vento District Liasion
Rosalia School DistrictJenna Schu
Royal School DistrictTina Solis
MEP Recruiter
Sedro-Woolley School DistrictLaurinda Shelton
Program Coordinator
Sequim School DistrictShelley Langston
Executive Director Learning Support Services
Shelton School DistrictAnn Cuoio
Director of State and Federal Programs
Shoreline School DistrictJosh Little
Student Services Specialist
Snohomish School DistrictBecky Brockman
Executive Director of Special Services
South Kitsap School DistrictAnnette Stewart
Support specialist
Spokane School DistrictOscar Harris
Coordinator, Middle School Student Services
Sprague School DistrictMelinda Canaday
Administrative Assistant
Steilacoom Hist. School DistrictSusanne Beauchaine
Executive Director of Student Services
Sultan School DistrictLaurel Anderson
Director, Categorical Programs
Sumner School DistrictTatia Holme
Director of Student Services
Sunnyside School DistrictLorenzo Garza
Family Engagement Coordinator
Tahoma School DistrictAnnette Whittlesey
Director, Special Services
Tekoa School DistrictConnie Kliewer
Toledo School DistrictChris Rust
Toppenish School DistrictJose Eligio
Family Liasion
Touchet School DistrictSusan Bell
Toutle Lake School DistrictJudy Frandsen
Secondary Guidance Counselor
Trout Lake School DistrictCrystal Lanz
Tukwila School DistrictJonathan Houston
McKinney Vento Liaison
Tumwater School DistrictTami Collins
Homeless/Foster Care Liaison
Union Gap School DistrictJuanita Justo
Federal Programs Director
Valley School DistrictNatalee Reid
School Counselor
Vancouver School DistrictMelissa Newhouse
Homeless and Foster Care Liaison
Waitsburg School DistrictRosie Nechodom
Walla Walla Public SchoolsKerri Coffman
Director of Assessment and Special Programs
Wapato School DistrictRichard Quesada
Special Education Director
Washougal School DistrictTracey MacLachlan
Waterville School DistrictCathi Nelson
Wellpinit School DistrictWendy Wynecoop
Wenatchee School DistrictBill Eagle
Director of State and Federal Programs
West Valley School District (Spokane)Dan Andrews
Special Services Director
Wilson Creek School DistrictLaura Christian
Winlock School DistrictDennis Tauscher
Assistant Principal
Wishkah Valley School DistrictDennis Johnson
Woodland School DistrictSpring Douse
Social Worker
Yelm School DistrictShannon Powell
Assistant Director of Special Services
Zillah School DistrictSonia Ruggles
Migrant Program, McKinney Vento and Foster Family Liason


Regional Contacts

Children’s Administration has regional staff who assist school districts, foster parents, social workers, and advocates as they navigate K-12 education for students in foster care.



Region 1 (North)
Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Whitman, Garfield, Asotin, Spokane School District, Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Adams

Valerie Marshall

Region 1 (South)
Kittitas, Yakima, Klickitat, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, White Salmon, Goldendale, Toppenish

Lorenzo Lopez

Region 2 (North/South)
Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, Island, King

Donna LaFrance

Region 3 (North/South)
Pierce, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific, Lewis, Thurston, Cowlitz, Skamania, Clark

Sandy Duron



Education Program Manager, Children’s Administration

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   Updated 8/25/2016

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