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Classroom Support Teachers

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Chris Butler
Secondary
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Natalie Guymon
Hanford High School
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Jill Loftus
Secondary
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Linda Stairet
Secondary

Shyla Dejong
Special Education

Erin Dickey
Hanford High School
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Michelle Fickle
Elementary (K-2)
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Jessica Fife
Richland High School

Cheri Masters
Leona Libby Middle School

Peggy Wade
Chief Joseph Middle School
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Hilary Wingert
Elementary (3-5)
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Renae Yecha
Special Education

Classroom Support Teachers

The mission of the Richland School District Classroom Support Teachers (CSTs) is to collaborate with and support teachers as they build capacity for continuous improvement in order to meet their student achievement goals through embedded professional development related to the integration of content, pedagogy, and technology.

CSTs partner with teachers to:

  • Set standards-based goals for student learning.
  • Create a set of learning targets that are based on standards.
  • Utilize student evidence to plan differentiated instruction.
  • Co-teach using effective teaching practices.
  • Document student and teaching learning across a coaching cycle.
  • Schedule coaching based on learning cycles.
  • Work in partnership with the school leadership.

CSTs operate on the foundation that student learning is the guiding focus and offer continual and relevant support through sound partnering practices. These practices include, but are not limited to, conversations, observations, co-teaching, reflections, and collaborative planning with teachers. This experience is about building a teacher’s pedagogical prowess and is worthwhile whether teachers are in their first year of teaching, the middle of their career or preparing to exit the classroom. 

Individual teachers or teams of teachers are invited to participate in 4-6 week coaching cycles whenever they identify a student data point that they want to set improvement goals around to enhance student performance. All CSTs make their weekly schedules accessible for teachers and staff seeking formal and informal support.