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Jodi Dodd

Jodi Dodd

 

 

 

Principal
Years at Liberty: 1

Education: 26 years of education experience serving in grades K-12 throughout Oregon, Kentucky, Seoul, S. Korea, and the Philippines.  Jodi holds a BA in English from Grace College, a MAT in Secondary Language Arts from Oregon State University, a TAG Endorsement from Georgetown College, an ESL Endorsement from OSU, and an EdD. in Educational Leadership from Bethel University.

Fun Fact:  I love tandem bicycling, camping and traveling. I grew up in a candy store! (Burst’s Candies)

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Kyla Smith

Kyla Smith

 

 

 

 

Dean of Students
Years at Liberty: 1

Education:  Western Oregon University – BS, Willamette Univeristy – MAT, Portland State University- Administrative License

Fun Fact: I collect pennies and I’m a novice woodworker.

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Office Staff

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Lynette Schehen

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Office Manager
Years at Liberty: 2
Education: Associates degree in Business and 15+ years of experience in School offices.
Fun Facts: I am a licensed hairdresser and I am left-handed.
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Teachers

Jane Bauserman

Jane Bauserman

Kindergarten Years at Liberty: 7

 Education: Oregon State University, Masters at George Fox University

Fun Fact:  I am a certified yoga instructor.

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Sadie Moffitt

Sadie Moffitt

 

Kindergarten Years at Liberty: 1

Education: Bachelors in Education, Bachelors in Liberal Studies, and and ESOL endorsement all from Oregon State University.

Fun Fact:  I was the varsity cheer captain at South Albany High School the same year we won the first ever state title.

 

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Madison Stegemiller

Madison Stegemiller

Kindergarten
Years at Liberty: 3

Education: Oregon State University

Fun Fact: I enjoy refurbishing old furniture.

 

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Emma Brock

Emma Brock

 

First Grade
Years at Liberty: 1
Education: University of Oregon
Fun Fact: I love to travel and have visited 6 different countries.
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Heather Vargas

Heather Vargas

First Grade Years at Liberty: 6

Education: University of Florida

Fun Fact: Moved from Florida last year.

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David Tracy

David Tracy

Second Grade
Years at Liberty: 4
Education: Oregon State University
Fun Fact: I was a photographer in the Air Force for six years.
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Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Second Grade Years at Liberty: 3 

Education: George Fox University

Fun Fact: I love to hike and explore waterfalls with my family.

 

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Joy Huddleston

Joy Huddleston

Third Grade Years at Liberty: 7

Education: Concordia University (M.A.); Western Oregon University (B.S.)

Fun Fact: I’m learning to ski.

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Kristi Marshall

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Third Grade Years at Liberty: 30
Education: Western Oregon University (B.S.)
Fun Fact: I play in a soccer league.
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Melissa Crockett

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Fourth Grade Years at Liberty: 22

Education: Western Oregon University (M.A.; B.A.)

Fun Fact: I have backpacked to Ice Lake in the Wallowa Mountains.

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Christie Mattingly

Christie Mattingly

Fourth Grade Years at Liberty: 4

Education: University of Oregon & University of Pheonix

Fun Fact:  Was on the swim team since I was six years old and all through high school.

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Max Nazarian

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Fifth Grade
Years at Liberty: 12
Education: Eastern Oregon University (M.Ed.); Oregon State University (B.S.)
Fun Fact: I’ve studied at five different colleges, and lived in five different states.
 

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Amy Rider

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Fifth Grade
Years at Liberty: 19
Education: Oregon State University (B.S.)
Fun Fact: I spent a year traveling and teaching with my husband in N.S.W. Australia on a teacher exchange.
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Allison Dempsey

Allison Dempsey

Special Education Teacher
Years at Liberty: 4
Education: Springfield College in Massachusetts; Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation Management; WOU Master’s in Special Education
Fun Fact: I am a hobbyist cake decorator in my spare time!
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Steve Herb

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Music
Years at Liberty: 7
Education: Oregon State University (M.A.T.; B.S.)
Fun Fact: This year I became a bee keeper. I have enjoyed getting to look into the hive and find the queen. I love the smell of honey!
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Melissa Goschie

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Social Communication
Classroom
Years at Liberty: 6
Education: Portland State University (M.Ed.)
Fun Fact: I am a new grandmother!
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Amy Moore

Amy Moore

P.E.
Years at Liberty: 15
Education: Western Oregon University (B.S.)
Fun Fact: I was born in Creighton, Nebraska!
 

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Marla Ernst

Marla Ernst

 

MTSS/Instructional Coach
Years at Liberty: 1
Education: I graduated from WOU in Monmouth with a BS in Elementary Education.  I have my ELL endorsement and have spent my 35 years in teaching being a learner, taking many classes.
Fun Fact: I love to garden and collect different kinds of roses.  I also enjoy spending time with my family, baking bread and going snowshoeing.
 

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Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee

Speech
Years at Liberty: 1
Education: University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (B.S., M.A.)
Fun Fact:  I am a Korean American, born in Pennsylvania. I like to crochet while I drink coffee
 

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Madison Watson

Madison Watson

 

SLC Speech
Years at Liberty: 2
Education:  Bachelors from University of Puget Sound in the area of Psychology and a Masters from Saint Xavier University in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Fun Fact: I was named after the mermaid in the movie Splash!
 

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Classified Staff

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Sharon Baker

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SEA
Years at Liberty: 19
Fun Fact: Summer and fall are my favorite seasons. I have a talking Indian Ring-Neck bird named Kirby and a lovable Chihuahua mix I adopted named Tucker.
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Mandy Jennings

Mandy Jennings

SEA
Years at Liberty: 2

Education: AAS Criminal Justice – Pioneer Pacific College, B.S. Psychology – Corban University

Fun Fact: I’m a Chicago Cubs fan!
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Kristy Downer

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SEA
Years at Liberty: 16
Fun Fact: I love to travel and watch my boys play sports!
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Uli Nazarian

Uli Nazarian

 

SEA/Clerical Specialist
Years at Liberty: 8
Education: University of Oregon
Fun Fact: I love ballet and volleyball!
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Erin Talsma

Erin Talsma

 

SEA
Years at Liberty: 5
Education: University of Idaho (B.S.)
Fun Fact: I am fascinated by geology and have a rock collection.  I especially like collecting heart shaped rocks.
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Mackenzie Lamm

Mackenzie Lamm

SEA
Years at Liberty: 3
Fun Fact: I did nails and hair for 13 years before going into education.
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Angela Sally

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SEA/Behavior Specialist
Years at Liberty: 6
Education: Stanford University (B.A.)
Fun Fact: I played softball at Stanford University. I also love learning new languages, I studied French for five years.
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Trevor Smith

Social Comm.
Classroom SEA
Years at Liberty: 1
Education: I am currently studying at Linn Benton community college and plan to work my way towards a bachelor’s in psychology.
Fun Fact:  I am teaching myself how to walk on my hands!
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Stacia Gerard

Stacia Gerard

Resource SEA Years at Liberty: 2

Education:
PCC Medical Records degree.

Fun Fact: I LOVE to garden! I grow everything from lettuce to giant pumpkin and I love to sit in my garden on a nice day and soak up the sun!

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Trish Wilson

Trish Wilson

Social Learning Classroom SEA
Years at Liberty: 4
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Tami Dawson

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Kitchen Manager
Years at Liberty: 12
Fun Fact: I enjoy taking my kids to Disneyland and Disney World. I love working at Liberty!
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Bernard O’Brien

Bernard O'Brien

Custodian Years at Liberty: 4

Fun Fact: I survived two hurricanes and one earthquake.