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Administration

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Tracy Day

 

 

Principal
Years at Liberty: 3
Education:
University of Oregon (Administrative Certificate); Western Oregon University (M.Ed.);
Oregon State University(B.S.)
Fun Fact: I used to be a step aerobics instructor at the YMCA after my boys were born and I’ve run the Hood to Coast race once (once was more than enough times!)
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Office Staff

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Tara Thompson

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Office Manager
Years at Liberty: 9
Education: Chemeketa Community College
Fun Fact: I am a secret Slurpee lover. I played softball in Hawaii at the Pan-Am games in high school.
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Teachers

Jane Bauserman

Jane Bauserman

Kindergarten Years at Liberty: 5

 Education: Oregon State University, Masters at George Fox University

Fun Fact:  I am a certified yoga instructor.

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Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

First Grade Years at Liberty: 2 Education: George Fox University

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

 

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Heather Fortner

Heather Fortner

First Grade Years at Liberty: 3
Education: University of Florida
Fun Fact: Moved from Florida last year.
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Amy Moore

Amy Moore

P.E.
Years at Liberty: 13
Education: Western Oregon University (B.S.)
Fun Fact: I was born in Creighton, Nebraska!
 

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Madison Stegemiller

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Kindergarten
Years at Liberty: 1st

Education: Oregon State University

Fun Fact: I enjoy refurbishing old furniture.

 

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Jana Pierce

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Second Grade
Years at Liberty: 4
Education: Corban University (B.S.)
Fun Fact: I was the Lebanon, Oregon Strawberry Festival Queen.
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Joy Huddleston

Joy Huddleston

Third Grade Years at Liberty: 5
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: 28
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: 20
Education: Western Oregon University (M.A.; B.A.)
Fun Fact: I have backpacked to Ice Lake in the Wallowa Mountains.
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David Tracy

David Tracy

Second Grade
Years at Liberty: 2
Education: Oregon State University
Fun Fact: I was a photographer in the Air Force for six years.
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Christie Mattingly

Christie Mattingly

Fourth Grade Years at Liberty: 2 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: 10
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: 17
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: 1st 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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Laura Goldstein

Speech & Language Pathologist
Years at Liberty: 1 Education: University of North Carolina Greensboro (M.A.), Ball State University (B.A., M.M., University of Toronto (M.A.)
Fun Fact: I have played the harp in symphony orchestras.
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Steve Herb

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Music
Years at Liberty: 5
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 Comm.
Classroom
Years at Liberty: 4
Education: Portland State University (M.Ed.)
Fun Fact: I am a new grandmother!
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Becky Koontz

Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)/Instructional Coach Years at Liberty: 1st  Education: Western Oregon University (Was called WOSC when I graduated!)

Fun Fact: I have been skydiving!

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Classified Staff

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Sharon Baker

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Library/SEA
Years at Liberty: 17
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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Carolyn Spaulding Resource Room SEA
Years at Liberty: 1st
Education: Grossmont Junior College (San Diego); LBCC
Fun Fact: I was born right here in Albany and my dad, Jack Draper, built Draper Park and hundreds of homes in Albany during the fifities!
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Kristy Downer

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SEA
Years at Liberty: 14
Fun Fact: I love to travel and watch my boys play sports!
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Kathy Bruhn

SEA
Years at Liberty: 1st
Fun Fact: I went to school for early child education and worked as a Head Start teacher for 20 years.
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Uli Nazarian

 

SEA/Clerical Specialist
Years at Liberty: 6
Education: University of Oregon
Fun Fact: I used to be a ballerina.
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Erin Talsma

Erin Talsma

 

SEA
Years at Liberty: 3
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

SEA
Years at Liberty: 1st
Fun Fact: I did nails and hair for 13 years before going into education.
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Les Spangler

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Social Comm.
Classroom SEA
Years at Liberty: 7
Education: Linn-Benton Community College
Fun Fact: I love spending time with my family and grandkids. I’m a San Francisco Giants fan!
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Cherie Sullivan

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Social Comm.
Classroom SEA
Years at Liberty: 4
Fun Fact: I enjoy the great outdoors.
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Angela Sally

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SEA/FSA
Years at Liberty: 4
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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Myrna Herrera

 

SEA
Years at Liberty: 1st Education: 
Fun Fact: 
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Sarah Gibb

Sarah Gibb

Behavior Support SEA
Years at Liberty: 2
Education: Portland State University
Fun Fact: My chocolate chip cookies won a blue ribbon at a county fair.
 
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Trish Wilson

Trish Wilson

Social Learning Classroom SEA
Years at Liberty: 2 Education: Fun Fact:
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Tami Dawson

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Kitchen Manager
Years at Liberty: 10
Fun Fact: I enjoy taking my kids to Disneyland and Disney World. I love working at Liberty!
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Daniel Hill

 

Cafeteria
Years at Liberty: 2
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Bernard O’Brien

Bernard O'Brien

Custodian Years at Liberty: 2

Fun Fact: I survived two hurricanes and one earthquake.