Staff Directory

Plumas Charter School Staff

 Main Office

T. Washburn

Executive Director
Taletha Washburn

[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2004
Education: MA in education with curriculum and instruction focus; BA in ecology
Teaching credential: Single Subject (science: biological sciences); Supplementary Authorization in introductory mathematics
Interests and hobbies: ceramics, gardening, swimming, being a mom, taking walks

maggie

Office Manager
Maggie Hennessy
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2013
Interests and hobbies: photography

 Mandi

Registrar
Mandi Fullerton
mfullerton@plumascharterschool.org
Started with PCS in 2015
Interests and hobbies: Volunteering, being outside, reading, researching, and spending time with family

 
 Sarah

Administrative Assistant
Sarah Novak
snovak@plumascharterschool.org
Started with PCS in 2021
Education: BS in business administration with an option in marketing from Chico State
Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, sports, fitness

   
lisa kelly

K-12 Pathway Coordinator
Lisa Kelly
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2020
Education: PhD in curriculum and instruction
Teaching credential: Career Technical Eeducation (business and finance), Lifetime Teaching Credential California Community Colleges (hospitality management)
Interests and hobbies: horseback riding, photography, equine guided learning, line dancing

 
 D. Wagner Plocki

School Nurse
Career Technical Education Pathway Coordinator

Danielle Wagner Plocki
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Education: Registered Nurse
Teaching credentials: School Nurse; CTE Health Science and Medical Terminology
Interests and hobbies: theater, singing, dancing, gardening, skiing, camping

 
B. Powers

School Counselor
Becky Powers
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Education: Marriage and Family Therapist, MS in marriage and family therapy
Interests and hobbies: dancing, hiking, spending quality time outdoors with loved ones and her dog

   
ryan w

Technology Specialist
Ryan Willis
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2019
Interests and hobbies: computers, electronics, 3D printing, general tinkering

 
 Rachel

Public Relations Specialist
Rachel Goings
rgoings@plumascharterschool.org
Started with PCS in 2021
Education: BA in Communication Public Affairs
Interests and hobbies: reading, dancing, and spending time with my family

   

   
 Quincy Learning Center

Site Director
Patrick Joseph
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2015
Education:
MA in school administration; BA in political science
Interests and hobbies: running, fitness, reading, music, family

L. Hahn

SPED Director
Lori Hahn
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BA in political science
Teaching credentials: Education Specialist Instruction; Multiple Subject (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: gardening, cooking, photography, travel

M. Strahm

SPED Teacher
Melanie Strahm
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2014
Education: BA in mathematics
Teaching credentials: Multiple Subject (general subjects); preliminary Education Specialist Instruction (mild to moderate disabilities)
Interests and hobbies: hiking, cooking

 
 B. Wade

712 Site Coordinator
Teacher, grades 712

Brittini Wade
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2013
Education: MA in teaching mathematics; BA in mathematics
Teaching credentials: Single Subject (mathematics); VPSS in English tiers I & II, science tier I
Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, hiking, reading, baking

 
T. Duvall

English Teacher, grades 712
Tracy Duvall
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2020
Education: BA in English
Teaching credentials: Single Subject (English), National Board Certification
Interests and hobbies: gardening, rockhounding, jewelry making, crafting, reading, exploring outdoors, DIY projects

   
 C. Peters

Teacher, grades 712
Casey Peters
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BA in sports management
Teaching credential: Single Subject (social science)
Interests and hobbies: sports, the outdoors

H. Stewart

Teacher, grades 712
Hannah Stewart
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2016
Education: BS in environmental studies; BA in geography
Teaching credential: Multiple Subjects (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: hiking, baking, cooking, mountain biking, climbing, hanging with her dog and friends

 L. Molnar

Teacher, grades 712
Luke Molnar
lm[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2020
Education: BA in psychology; pursuing Multiple Subjects and Education Specialist credentials
Interests and hobbies: hiking, writing, reading, philosophy, cooking

 
 

High School Career Counselor
Melissa Washburn
[email protected]
Rehired with PCS in 2021
Education: 
 BA in History/Social Science
Teaching credentials: Single subject in Social Science
Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, reading, traveling

   
 C. Thackeray

Teacher, grade 6
Cindy Thackeray
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2010
Education: BA in English
Teaching credentials: Multiple Subject (special preparation for teaching middle level students: grades 5-8; English; general subjects); Supplementary Authorization in English/language arts
Interests and hobbies: scrapbooking, running, softball, basketball, reading

 
M. Gilbert

Teacher, grades 4 & 5
Melissa Gilbert
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2013
Education: BA in early childhood development
Teaching credential: Multiple Subjects (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: baseball, yoga, spending time with family, camping, hiking, being in the water

sierra

Teacher, grade 3
Sierra Gallagher
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2010
Education: BA in liberal studies
Teaching credential: Multiple Subjects (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: gardening, cooking, camping, skiing

 K. Johns

Teacher, grades 1 & 2
Katelyn Johns

[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2016
Education: MA in teaching; BA in psychology
Teaching credential: Multiple Subjects (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: sports, volleyball coaching

 
 I. Stock

Teacher, grades TK & K
Inge Stock                  
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2013
Education:
MA in elementary education; BA in therapeutic recreation
Teaching credentials: Child Development Program Director Permit; Multiple Subjects
Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, hiking, biking, skiing, floating down rivers, reading, playing ukulele

lauren

Instructional Aide
Lauren Hollenbeck
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2020
Education: BA in geography
Interests and hobbies: swimming, hiking, sewing, painting, juggling, stiltwalking

megan

Instructional Aide
Megan Stewart
mstewart@plumascharterschool.org
Started with PCS in 2021
Interests and hobbies: I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as art and painting. I love to spend time outside and exercising. 

















 


 
esag

SPED Instructional Aide
Esa Morrison
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2020
Education: BS in environmental science, technology, and policy with minors in environmental education and outdoor recreation and service learning
Interests and hobbies: spending time with her pup, hiking around the mountains, skiing, boating any stream or river she can get on

 
 D. Sozzani

Instructional Aide
David Sozzani
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Education: BS in biology
Interests and hobbies: vinyl records, cooking

 
 

Instructional Aide
Sara Sotomayor
[email protected]
Started with PCS in2021
Education: BA in English
Interests and hobbies: hiking with her dogs, cooking, and ceramics

   

Indian Valley Academy

R. Schramel

Site Director
Teacher
Ryan Schramel
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2014
Education: BS in psychology
Teaching credential: Single Subject (social science)
Interests and hobbies: skiing, hiking, climbing, running, scuba diving, barbecuing

 P. Lyman

Administrative Assistant
Pam Lyman
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2010
Education: BA in business management
Interests and hobbies: gardening, walking, camping, sewing, travel

 

Teacher
Tirrell Baum
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Education: pursing MEd; BS in applied mathematics
Teaching credential: Single Subject (mathematics)
Interests and hobbies:

 
 S. Goss

Teacher
Shalyn Goss
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2016
Education: BA in liberal arts
Teaching credential: Multiple Subject (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: reading, camping, hiking, gardening, family time

 
V. Tilton

Teacher
Veronica Tilton
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BS in animal science
Teaching credential: Designated Subjects Vocational Education: Full Time (animal production, computer systems operation)
Interests and hobbies: team roping, quilting, reading, attending rodeos with family

 N. O'Connell  

712 Instructional Aide
Nizhoni O'Connell
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2021
Education:  BA in Earth & Planet Sciences
Interests and hobbies include geology, hiking, reading, and live music


 
 Jess  

Science Teacher - Quincy Site & IVA
Career Counselor - IVA & Chester

Jess DeVan
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2021
Education:  BS in Kinesiology, MS in Special Education
Interests and hobbies include skiing, reading, flying, and discovering new foods

   

andre

Site Coordinator
SPED Teacher

Andre Essue

[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2015
Education: MA in special education; BA in human services
Teaching credentials: Education Specialist Instruction (mild to moderate disabilities; moderate to severe disabilities); Education Specialist

Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, hiking, gardening, camping

 
lauren

Teacher
Lauren McIntyre
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2017
Education: BA in early childhood education
Credential: preliminary Multiple Subject (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: hiking, playing piano

 
jennifer

Teacher
Jennifer Van Acker
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Education: BA in liberal studies, with child and family studies focus
Teaching credential: Multiple Subject (English, general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: riding horses, hiking

cindy

Kindergarten Teacher
Cindy Taylor
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2017
Education: MA in Spanish
Teaching credentials: Multiple Subjects (English, general subjects); Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate (Spanish)
Interests and hobbies: tennis, hiking

 
K. Oglesby

Instructional Aide
Karen Oglesby
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2009
Education: BA in speech pathology and audiology
Credential: Multiple Subject (general subjects)
Interests and hobbies: gardening, outdoor activities

   

 Chester Learning Center

keri

Site Coordinator
Teacher, grades 912

Keri Reed
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2012
Education: BA in mathematics
Teaching credentials: Single Subject (mathematics); VPSS in social studies tiers I & II, English tiers I & II, science tier I
Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, reading, mountain biking, water sports

janae

TK8 Site Lead
Teacher, grades TK8

Janae LaGroue
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2017
Education: MA in education; BS in international studies
Teaching credentials: Single Subject (foreign language: Italian); Multiple Subject; Preliminary Administrative
Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, traveling to new places, learning new languages

 
 Emily

Teacher, grades 2-5
Emily Foy
efoy@plumascharterschool.org
Started with PCS in 2021
Education:  BS in Organization Communications/minor in Career and Life Planning
Teaching credentials: Multiple Subject 
Interests and hobbies: hiking, biking, camping, lake time, cooking, and all the time I can get with my family

   
kim

TK8 Instructional Aide
Kim Flores
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Interests and hobbies: studying the Bible, reading, cycling, cross-country skiing

   
katie

Instructional Aide/Enrichment Instructor
Katie Morris
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2019
Education: AA in early childhood development; pursuing BA in childhood development
Interests and hobbies: dancing, reading, writing

     
mindy

912 Instructional Aide
Mindy Nicholson
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2016
Interests and hobbies: baking, kayaking, hiking, walking her dog

   

 Career Technical Education Pathway Coordinators
 
R. Glaspy

Design, Visual, and Media Arts
Rebecca Glaspy
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2015
Education: BA in art
Teaching credential: preliminary CTE Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Interests and hobbies: making art and music, sewing, crafting, mountain recreation, rock climbing, dance, meeting new people

 C. Gomola

Forestry and Natural Resources
Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Courtney Gomola
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Education: MS in ecology
Teaching credentials: preliminary CTE Agriculture and Natural Resources; preliminary CTE Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Interests and hobbies: hiking, biking, gardening, paddling, sleeping under the stars

D. Marquez 

Food Service and Hospitality
Denisse Marquez
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2020
Education: pursuing AA in outdoor recreation leadership
Teaching credential: preliminary CTE Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Interests and hobbies: cooking, baking, skateboarding, hiking, backpacking

 
D. Wagner Plocki 

Patient Care
Danielle Wagner Plocki
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2018
Education: Registered Nurse
Teaching credentials: School Nurse; preliminary CTE Health Science and Medical Terminology
Interests and hobbies: theater, singing, dancing, gardening, skiing, camping

 
G. Willis

Performing Arts
Greg Willis
Started with PCS in 2015
Education: BA in music/composition
Teaching credential: preliminary CTE Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Interests and hobbies: music, year-round backpacking, DIY projects, learning new skills


 Enrichment Instructors
 
 S. Bengard

Art
Suzan Bengard
[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2015
Education: fine art at college level
Interests and hobbies: art in all forms, all types of crafts

 
 

Physical Education
Harry Burleson
Started with PCS in 2019
Education: AA in criminal justice; AA in nutrition; fifth degree jujitsu; first degree judo
Interests and hobbies: nature, jujitsu, judo

   
L. Pace 

Garden
Leslie Pace

[email protected]
Started with PCS in 2015
Education: Master of Natural Resources; BA in international development
Interests and hobbies: gardening, rock climbing

   
C. Higgins 


Connie Higgins
chiggins@plumascharterschool.org
Started with PCS in 2021
Education: Teaching Credential: Specialization in elementary teaching
Interests and hobbies: hiking, horsemanship, spice camp, gardening, family

     


 

 

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