PCS Staff



PCS Staff


T. Washburn

Executive Director

Taletha Washburn
Started with PCS in 2004
Education: MA, Education, Curriculum and Instruction focus, California State University, Chico;
BA Ecology, Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina
Teaching Credential(s): Single Subject Biological Sciences, Introductory Mathematics
Interests and Hobbies: ceramics, gardening, swimming, being a mom, taking walks

S. Weber

IVA K-8 Director
Sue Weber
Started with PCS in 2010
16 years as a member of The Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, M.C.
6 years as an Assistant to Mother Teresa
Developed and directed Aids Hospice, shelters, soup kitchens, and summer camps
13 years as Program Director of After School Programs for PUSD in the Portola and Greenville areas
Task Force for the CA Department of Education Developmental After School Program known as ASES                       

R. Schramel

IVA 7-12 Director

Ryan Schramel
Started with PCS in 2014
BS, Psychology, Saint Mary’s, Moraga, CA
Interests and Hobbies: horseback riding, scuba diving

P. Joseph

Quincy Site Director pjoseph@plumascharterschool.org

Patrick Joseph
Started with PCS in 2015
Education: BA, Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Pursuing Masters in School Administration
Interests and Hobbies: running, fitness, reading, music, family

Administrative Staff

R. Cervantes


Renee Cervantes
Started with PCS in 2015
Renee is a long time resident of Plumas County and enjoys raising her family in Indian Valley.
Interests and Hobbies: family, 4H, reading

 Diane Wilson  

Administrative Secretary

Diane Wilson
Started with PCS in 2016
Interests and Hobbies: ATV exploring, camping, reading

M. Hennessy

Office Manager

Maggie Hennessy
Started with PCS in 2013
Born in Greenville and raised in Quincy, returned in 2010 after 30 years away. Has lived in many interesting places, but none better than Plumas County for raising children. I am so fortunate to be employed with Plumas Charter School. The atmosphere and staff dynamics are the best.  My hobbies include photography, and more photography!

Pam Lyman

IVA Administrative Assistant

Pam Lyman
Started with PCS in 2010
Education: BA, Business Management, Almeda University, Boise, ID
Interests and Hobbies: gardening, walking, camping, sewing, travel

 Kathryn McNeill Kathryn Taylor McNeill

 Started with PCS 2011
Education: Studied Early Childhood Development and Music Theory; teaches piano. Work experience in record production and business ownership.
Interests/Hobbies: Love of musical pursuits including classical duet piano, ukulele, singing, and just recently; learning the cello. Kathryn relocated here from the Santa Cruz Mountains in order to be near her beloved family.

Education Specialists
Cindy Thackeray
Cindy Thackeray

Started with PCS in 2010
Education: BA, English, California State University, Sacramento
Teaching Credential(s): Multiple Subject
Interests and Hobbies: scrapbooking, running, softball, basketball, and reading


Kara Burkhead

Kara Torrence-Burkhead

Started with PCS in 2005
Education: BA, Liberal Studies, California State University, Chico
Teaching Credential(s): Multiple Subject
Interests and Hobbies: running, hiking, swimming, reading, spending time with daughter

L. Hahn

Lori Hahn

Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BA, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Teaching Credential(s): Multiple Subjects, Mild-Moderate Disabilities
Interests and Hobbies: gardening, cooking, photography, travel

Keri Reed

Keri Reed

Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BA, Mathematics, San Diego State University
Teaching Credential(s): Single Subject Mathematic
Interests and Hobbies: time with family, reading, mountain biking, water sports

J. Stafford

Johnny Stafford

Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BA, English, San Francisco State University
Teaching Credential: Single Subject English
Interests and Hobbies: hiking, writing, baking, sewing

Brittini Wade

Brittini Wade

Started with PCS in 2013
Education: BA, Mathematics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Teaching Credential: Single Subject, Math
Interests and Hobbies: baking, playing with my kids, knitting, reading

 Melanie Strahm Melanie Strahm

Started with PCS in 2014
Education: BA, Mathematics, SF State University, San Francisco, CA
Interests and Hobbies: sailing in the SF Bay, fishing on the Sea of Cortez, playing cribbage, cooking, baking, and fermenting food
Inge Stock

 Inge Stock                  

Started with PCS in 2013
Education: BA, Therapeutic Recreation, Chico State University, Chico, CA
MA: Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Teaching Credential: Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject
Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family: hiking, biking, skiing, floating down rivers, reading, and pluckin’ on my ukulele. 

 Casey Peters Casey Peters

Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BA, Sports Management, Johnson and Wales University, Denver
Interests and Hobbies: sports and the outdoors


 Veronica Tilton  Veronica Tilton

Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BS, Animal Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Interests and Hobbies: Team roping, quilting, reading, going to rodeos with my kids
 Shalyn Goss
Shalyn Goss

Returned to PCS in 2016 after a brief hiatus to raise a young family. Education: BA, Liberal Arts, CSU Chico, Chico, CA       Interests and Hobbies:
Speech Pathologist
Karen Strathaus

 Karen Strathaus

Started with PCS in 2015
Education: MA, Education, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
BS, Communication Disorders, Worrester State College, Worrester, MA
Teaching Credential(s): Clear Clinical or Rehabilitative Services, Language Speech and Hearing, Including Special Class Instruction
Interests and Hobbies: hiking, kayaking

Enrichment Instructors
Rebeccas Glaspy Rebecca Glaspy

Started with PCS in 2015
Education: BA, Art, University of California, Berkeley

Interests and Hobbies: Loves Quincy, CA! art making, sewing, crafting, learning more and more ways to recreate in the mountains, rock climbing is her favorite; loves dance, making music, and meeting new people.

 Suzan Bengard

Susan Bengard
Started with PCS in 2015
Interests and Hobbies: Art in all forms and just about every craft you can think of


Instructional Aides
Lindsey Kimzey
Lindsey Kimzey
Started with PCS in 2014
AA, Early Childhood Education, FRC, Quincy, CA
Interests and Hobbies: theater, dance, my family, my furry children, Zuko and Gus 
Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert
Started with PCS in 2013
Working towards completion of her BA degree, early childhood education, Southern Oregon University
Interests and Hobbies: baseball, yoga, spending time with my family, camping, hiking, and being in the water

Toni Hymas

Toni Hymas
Started with PCS in 2015
PCS Board Member
Interests and Hobbies: backpacking, cooking, camping, hiking, volunteer soccer coach, running small business

 Hannah Stewart Hannah Stewart
Started with PCS in 2016
Interests and Hobbies:
 Katelyn Johns Katelyn Johns
Started with PCS in 2016
Interests and Hobbies: Sports, volleyball coaching


Maintenance & Custodial
Roy DaVeiga

Roy DaVeiga
Started with PCS in 2015
Interests and Hobbies: playing basketball, hanging out with my family and friends, looking for gold