We are pleased to announce the addition of ten new employees to the team.
Andrew Robinett joins the NCESD team as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and a Masters’ degree in Curriculum and Instruction of students with visual impairments from Florida State University. Prior to joining the NCESD, Andrew worked in the Seattle Public School system.
Ryan Stieve also joins as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility specialist. A native of Florida, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Visual Disabilities.
Carissa Haug is the new Regional Science Coordinator. Haug holds a Masters’ of Science in Curriculum and Instruction and worked as a chemist before moving to Tonasket and serving as a classroom teacher for the past 11 years.
Shana Anders has joined as a Physical Therapist. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and previously worked in the Eastmont School District and in outpatient clinic settings. A native of Omak, Shana settled in Wenatchee where she has worked in her field for the past nine years.
Josie Komorowski joins as the new Early Learning Coordinator. She holds a Masters’ degree and worked as a classroom teacher on the East Coast before moving to Washington state six years ago.
Libby McLaughlin has been added as a Speech Language Pathologist. She holds a Masters’ of Science in Speech and Language Pathology degree and is a native of North Central Washington. She brings ten years of experience and previously served as a contract employee for the NCESD and with Catholic Family Charities.
Anna Troutman joins the team as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. She holds a Masters’ degree and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst certificate (BCBA). She is also a National Board-Certified Teacher (NBCT). Prior to joining the NCESD, Anna taught life skills in Othello for five years, and worked as a Behavior Analyst at a private clinic for three years before moving to a Behavior Specialist position for the Moses Lake School District.
Blaine Pellegrini is a Network Administration graduate of Wenatchee Valley College and has joined the NCESD as a NetServ Support Technician for the Soap Lake and Waterville School Districts. A graduate of Oroville High School, Blaine first joined the NCESD as an intern before transitioning to his new position.
Tami McBride joins the team as a Career Connected Learning Specialist. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Family Consumer Studies from Central Washington University. She previously worked for Wenatchee Learns Connect and served as a school to work liaison.
Dennis Conger has been added to the NCESD team as the Career Connected Learning and CTE Director. He holds a Masters’ degree and has worked for over 20 years in teaching and administrative positions. Previously, he served as the Career and Technical Education Director for the Wenatchee School District.
“We are thrilled to add these ten outstanding employees to the NCESD team. They each bring deep experience in their fields, and we are confident that they will expertly support the operations of the NCESD and the districts we serve,” explained Suzanne Reister, Executive Director of Human Resources for the NCESD.