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Our Leadership Team

  •  Marc Brouillet

    Marc Brouillet

    Superintendent

    Marc Brouillet, Superintendent, a lifelong Puyallup Valley resident and educator was appointed to the superintendent position in September 2019. He grew up in Puyallup and graduated from Puyallup High School. Marc attended college in Hawaii and has a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in education leadership. He earned his superintendent credentials through Washington State University. 

    Leah Nichols

    • Leah NicholsExecutive Assistant to the Superintendent 

     

    Jeannine Medvedich

    Chief Academic Officer

    Jeannine Medvedich, CAO, joined the Leschi team in 2015 and returned again in 2019 to continue serving the CLS community.  She received an Associate of Arts Degree from South Seattle Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree, double majoring in K-12 Special Education and K-8 Elementary Education from Central Washington University, and received a Master’s in Educational Leadership Principal Certification from City University. She has served over 25 years in education in a variety of roles including teacher, elementary and secondary building administrator, and numerous district director roles in districts including Olympia, Highline, Puyallup, and Chief Leschi. She is committed to providing Leschi students with the highest quality education for students asking the guiding question, “What would I want for my own child.” She spends her spare time dancing at recess, playing with her four kids, attending baseball games, and doing lots of laundries.

    • Anne Martin, Teaching for Learning Executive Assistant

      

     Binah McCloud

    Binah McCloud

    Director of Student Success and Culture

     

    Bill Veliz

    William Veliz

    Director of Operations

    William (Bill) Veliz, member of the Skokomish Indian Tribe and Director of Operations, has had a long career working for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. After he graduated from Central Washington University in 1989 with a Bachelor's Degree in Community Health Education, he was hired by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians as the Children's Court Counselor. He was promoted to the Director of the Children's Service Department where he oversaw the Child Protective Service Investigations and the Foster Care program. In 1995, he was promoted again to the Executive Director of Tribal Services. He helped develop social services programs and oversaw many of the Puyallup Tribe's social service departments until 2012. In 2015, he applied to be the Chief Leschi Grants Manager. Shortly after, his position changed, and was placed as the Director of Operations. 

    Ron Manson

    Don Brummett - Director of Instructional Technology  

    Don Brummett

    Director of Instructional Technology

    Don Brummett, Director of Instructional Technology, has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's in Educational Leadership and Principal Certification from Washington State University. He is a diehard Coug and likes the smell of Play Doh. He loves spending time with his wife Kathy, son Holden, and his many dogs. 

     

    Melanie Helle

    Melanie Helle

    Director of Special Services

    Melanie Helle, Director of Special Services, joined the Chief Leschi Leadership team in 2020. She received her Bachelor's Degree in K-8 Elementary Education with a minor in K-12 Special Education from Pacific Lutheran University, received her Master's Degree in Teaching from the Grand Canyon University, and received her Administrative Credential from Pacific Lutheran University. In her spare time, she likes to go on long walks with her dog. 

    Tamara Romo

     

     Willie Stewart

    Willie Stewart

    Student Services Administrator 

    Willie Stewart, Student Services Administrator, joined the Chief Leschi team in 2019. He has over 30 year's experience in education in roles such as teacher, athletic coach, and administrator. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Spokane Community College, earned his Bachelor's Degree of Science from Boise State University, his Master's Degree in Curriculum from Gonzaga University, and his Administrative Credential from the City University of Seattle. Willie enjoys spending time with his wife, one child, and one grandchild. 

     

    Nancy Nelson

    Nancy Nelson

    Director of Career and Technical Education

    Nancy Nelson, Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), joined the Chief Leschi leadership team in 2020. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Carleton College and her Master’s in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. She earned her teaching certificate at WSU and administrator’s credential at City University. She enjoys hiking, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.

     

    Michelle Long

    Michelle Long

    Director of Finance

     

    Scott Halasz

    Director of Athletics & Title IX

    Scott Halasz, Director of Athletics and Title IX, join the Chief Leschi team in 2013 and since then has had many different positions. He has been a Para educator, teacher, coach, and now the Director of Athletics and Title IX. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Pierce College, his Bachelor's Degree from the Evergreen State College where he played basketball, and his Master's in Sports Management from Drexel University. Scott is also an Air Force veteran. He enjoys all sporting events for the purity and life lessons of the moment they bestow upon our youth. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling around the country and watching his own kids play the sports they love. His favorite times are Auburn Tigers, Tampa Buccaneers, and the Chief Leschi Warriors. 

     

    Kathy Herring

    Kathy Herring 

    Human Resources Manager

    Kathy Herring, Human Resources Manager, has 16 years of experience working in public school's human resources departments. She started her career at Highline Public Schools as an HR Generalist in 2006. She is a member of the Washington School Personnel Association since 2007. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys cooking, crafts, and spending as much time as she can with her 2 grandsons. 

     

    Cindy Hanson

    Transportation Manager

     

    Andrea Goodale

    Andrea Goodale

    Food and Nutritional Services Manager

     

     

    Dave Marcus

    Dave Marcus 

    Facilities Manager

     

    Terri Williams

    Enrollment & Student Records Manager

    Terri Williams, Enrollment and Student Records Manager and Puyallup Tribal member, began working at Chief Leschi in 1983. She is the daughter of Orville (Bunny) McCloud and Mildred Kalama Ikebe and granddaughter of George and Rose McCloud on her father's side; granddaughter of Peter and Alice Kalama on her mother's side. She graduated from Yelm High School before transferring to Evergreen State College. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

     

    Jennifer Vasilez

    Jennifer Vasilez

    Secondary Principal

    Jennifer Vasilez, Secondary Principal, member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians started her journey at Chief Leschi Schools when she was 18 years old. After Jennifer attended Pierce College, she transferred to Western Washington University to earn her teaching credential and taught English, Psychology, and Leadership at Chief Leschi. She then went on to earn her administrative credential and was the Dean of Students and interim middle school principal at Chief Leschi before accepting a position at Muckleshoot Tribal School serving as their elementary principal. She believes that every student matters, every day. 

     

     Kelsey May, Assistant Principal

    Kelsey May 

    Secondary Assistant Principal 

    Kelsey May, a Tlingit tribal member, graduated from Central Washington University in Spanish Education and her Administrative Certification from the University of Washington. She started her career in education at Leschi teaching Spanish in 2012, and is excited to be back. Kelsey has spent most of her career working in tribal communities, from Puyallup, Muckleshoot, and Standing Rock. She has a passion for decolonizing educational practices and believes that community is paramount to our work.

    In her spare time, Kelsey loves to cook healthy, vegan meals.

     

     Jenifer Leavens

    Jenifer Leavens

    Elementary Assistant Principal

    Jenifer Leavens, Elementary Assistant Principal, joined the Chief Leschi leadership team in 2020. She received her Masters of Education from Pacific Lutheran University with an emphasis in Special Education. Jenifer then attended City University – Seattle where she received her Administrative Credential. During her 10 years in education, she has been a teacher, coach, and Dean of Students. Originally from California Jenifer loves having fun in the sun with her 5 children and husband, doing yoga, and having family dinners. 

     

    Kathryn Yates

    Kathryn Yates

    Elementary Co-Principal 

    Kathryn Yates, Member of the California Central Valley Band of Miwok’s. She joined the Chief Leschi Schools team in 2011 and has served our school in many roles. She has been an Elementary Principal since the 2020-2021 school year. Kathryn has an Associate Degree in Childhood and a Bachelor Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from American Public University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the City University of Seattle. She has worked in education for 30+ years and is a member of the California Central Valley Tribe of Miwoks. She believes it is important to be respectful of the history and a positive guide for the future of students, staff, families, and the community. Kathryn enjoys fishing, crafting, cooking, and spending time with her family.

     

     

    Darin Adams

    Darin Adams

    Elementary Co-Principal 

    Darin Adams has been an educator for 33 years.  He has served as a Principal at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels, and has been a member of the Chief Leschi team for the past two years.  Darin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Western Washington University in Bellingham and his Master’s Degree from the University of Washington in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies- as a member of the Danforth Program of Educational Leadership.  In addition to his work at Chief Leschi, Darin also works for the Seattle Mariners.  When not working, Darin enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, three children, and two grandchildren!