The Science team at North Central ESD is available to assist school districts in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards, selecting instructional materials, in the use of appropriate technology applications, and in providing professional development. We can provide custom designed in-services ranging from on-site for a single school, to a common location for multiple schools and levels. The North Central ESD Science team works in collaboration with the North Central ESD Math and Literacy team.

In addition, our Regional Science Coordinator who, along with the other Regional Science Coordinators, Math Coordinators and Literacy Coordinators from all ESDs, will be working together with the LASER Alliance  Directors and OSPI to support the development of a statewide science network.

Our Science Department consists of the following teams:

(Contact info can be found below)

General Science
– Mechelle LaLanne
– Andy Boyd
– Kate Lindholm
– Barb Nuxoll 

Science Kit Materials
– Mechelle LaLanne
– Darlene Robbins
– Kris Johnson

Electrical Safety & River of Power
– Heather Stringer
– Shae Eldredge 

Our Science Staff include:

  • Heather Stringer

    Heather StringerScience Cadre Member – Electrical Safety509-888-7034
  • Mechelle LaLanne

    Mechelle LaLanneManaging Director, Science Education / Regional Science Coordinator509-667-7102
  • Andy Boyd

    Andy BoydMath/Science Specialist509-665-2646
  • Kate Lindholm

    Kate LindholmStem Education Specialist / GLAD Trainer509-888-7035
  • Barbara Nuxoll

    Barbara NuxollPro Serve Team Leader509-665-2617
  • Darlene Robbins

    Darlene RobbinsRefurbishment Specialist509-888-1912