Phone: 503-769-6924

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education; Social Science Western Oregon State College Masters of Arts in Teaching, Social Science Western Oregon State College

Andy Gardner - Superintendent

Andy Gardner has served as the Superintendent of the North Santiam School since 2010.  Prior to his time as superintendent, he has held several positions in the NSSD. From 2007 until 2010, he was the Principal at Stayton Intermedidate/Middle School.  He served as the Principal of Sublimity K-8 School from 2002 until 2007, and was the Stayton High School Athletic Director/Vice Principal from 1997 until 2002.  Prior to that, Gardner was a teacher and coach at Stayton High School from 1993 to 1997.  Gardner first came to Stayton in 1990 as a teacher and coach at Regis High School.

Currently Andy serves on several regional and state organizations and is active in various regional projects to improve educational outcomes. He is a member of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators’ Vision and Policy Work Group, and he serves on the Willamette Promise Advisory Board, which is dedicated to increasing the number of college-going students in the region.  He has served as an Executive Board Member for the Oregon School Activities Association since 2011, and was President of the board in the 2015-16 year. 

Mr. Gardner grew up outside of John Day, Oregon, graduating from Grant Union High School in John Day.  Gardner earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Western Oregon State College, and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Oregon University.  He and his wife Amber have two sons, Jake and Justin, who attend school in the North Santiam School District.

Phone: Office: 503-769-4237 Cell: 541-990-3403

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate: Linfield College Graduate: Western Oregon University Initial Administrator: Portland State University Continuing Administrator: Willamette University

David Bolin - Associate Superintendent/Director of Technology

 

Dave Bolin joined the North Santiam School District in 1996 as Stayton Elementary School Principal.  He started his career in education by earning a degree in Elementary Education from Linfield College in 1992. He taught in McMinnville School District until 1999, where he worked to earn his Masters in Education from Western Oregon Univeristity and his Initial Administrative License from Portland State University.  During this period he also coached football at Linfield College.  In 1999 he was hired as Principal at Central Linn Elementary School in Halsey, Oregon.  He had six successful years at Central Linn before coming to Stayton.  While at Stayton Elementary, Dave brought his knowledge and experience to successfully implement a school-wide behavior program.  He also earned his Continuing Administrative License from Willamette University in Salem.  In 2010 Dave became the Associate Superintendent and in 2016 he also became the Director of Technology.  Dave has been a part of implementing many successful district improvement activities. He lives in Albany with his wife Nicole and son Dave.  

Phone: (503) 769-4187

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Jane Nofziger - Business Director

The Business Department's major function is to keep things running smoothly so that our District Staff can spend their time and energy doing what they do best: Teaching Kids!

Information to answer questions that arise can be found here on our Website, or by calling the Business Office.  If I can help you, please do not hesitate to call. My staff and I will do all we can to meet your needs.

Phone: 503-769-6924

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BAEd, Secondary Education, University of Arizona MAEd, Counseling, Northern Arizona University IAL, Lewis & Clark College CAL, George Fox University

Debi Brazelton - Human Resources Director

Before becoming the District's HR Director, Debi Brazelton served as the Stayton High School VP for four years.  Prior to NSSD, Debi was an administrator in the Mt. Angel and Knappa School Districts for seven years.  Debi taught English, Spanish and several other elective classes to students in grades 7-12 at Knappa High School, but taught several years before that in Northern Arizona.  
 
Debi is currently earning her HrELP (Human Resources in Education Leadership) certification through the Oregon Schools Personnel Association (OSPA).  In addition to being a member of OSPA, Debi belongs to the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators and holds both an Initial and a Continuing Admin License, which she earned through Lewis and Clark and George Fox University respectively. Her MEd in Education Counseling is from Northern Arizona University and her BS in Secondary Education - English and Spanish was earned at the University of Arizona.
 
Although she was born and raised in Arizona, Debi has been an Oregonian since 2004 and enjoys hiking, kayaking, yard work, a good movie, and, most of all, her family and friends!  She is the proud mom of two fantastic kids.  Katie is a veterinary student at Oregon State University, and Cooper is proudly serving in the US Army.  

Phone: 503-769-4115

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Education University of Idaho Serv-Safe Food Safety School Nutrition Specialist, School Nutrition Association, Food Service Management Professional, NRAEF

Chris Facha - Food Services Director

Chris Facha

Phone: 503-769-8748

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Degrees and Certifications:

Gary Rychard-Director of Safety, Security & Health Services

Gary oversees all building level safety committees, processes, and coordinates our district-wide plan for emergency preparedness/K-12.

 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

District-Wide Truancy
District-Wide Security
District- Wide Safety
Land-Line Telecommunications/ K-12
Wireless Communications (cell)/ K-12
Pre-employment & Volunteer Background Investigation/ K-12
District-Wide Key and Lock Inventory/K-12
District-Wide Asbestos Compliance Manager(AHERA)
Student Health Services/K-12

Facilities Director

Phone: 503-769-6145

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Assoc. Degree-Mechanical Design Chemeketa Community College

Dave Parsons - Facilities Director

Dave joined the North Santiam School District in 2009 as Head Custodian at SHS, and later moved to the Assistant Facilities Director position before becoming Director of Facilities in 2020.  He received an AS degree in mechanical design from CCC in 1983.  Prior to his employment at NSSD he worked at Philips Products in Stayton for over 26 years as a lead person, supervisor, field service technician, and service manager.

He enjoys overseeing custodial and maintenance services, as it keeps him busy and the variety that comes with it always makes for an interesting day.  He sees the main goal in facilities is providing a clean, comfortable and safe environment, along with maintaining buildings and equipment, so teachers can focus on providing a quality education for our students.

 He lives in Stayton with his wife Donna, they enjoy traveling and visiting their grandkids, 3 local and 2 in North Carolina.  In his spare time, he enjoys working around the house, and playing in a local pool league.

Phone: (503) 769-2171 (x 6720)

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English, WOU Master of Arts in Teaching, WOU Administrative license, George Fox

Vicky Storey ~ Principal

Vicky Storey has been with the District since 1997. Vicky taught English at Stayton High for 17 years before moving to the District Office to become the Instructional Support Assistant Coordinator. In this role, she was also the District AVID Coordinator and Instructional Coach for teaching staff. She came back to Stayton High School in 2018 as Assistant Principal and assumed the role of Principal in 2021.

She loves interacting daily with students and cheering the Eagles on at events as often as possible. Vicky has a Bachelors degree in English from Western Oregon and a Masters in Teaching from there as well. She did her administrative work at George Fox University. 

Principal

Phone: (503) 769-2198

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

*Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education Western Oregon State College *Masters of Arts in Teaching, Grand Canyon University *Professional Administrator, Portland State University

Michael Proctor ~ Principal

Michael Proctor joined the North Santiam School District in the fall of 2005 as a sixth grade teacher at Stayton Middle School. He started his administrative career in the fall of 2007 as Asst. Principal/Athletic Director at Stayton High school, a position he held until the spring of 2011. Mr. Proctor then came back to Stayton Intermediate/Middle School as Asst. Principal/Athletic Director for three years, from the fall of 2011 until the spring of 2014. In the fall of 2014, he became the Principal of Stayton Intermediate/Middle School. Mr. Proctor taught and coached for seventeen years prior to becoming an administrator. Prior to the North Santiam School District, Mr. Proctor worked for the Nestucca Valley School District on the Oregon Coast. He then spent seven years teaching and coaching in Page, Arizona. Upon returning to Oregon, he taught for four years in the Santiam Canyon School District. Mr. Proctor is a proud Veteran of the United States Army, serving for three years on active duty and seven years of National Guard and Reserve time. He grew up in Arlington, Oregon, a small town east of The Dalles right on the Columbia River. He is an avid golfer, playing every chance he gets. He and his wife, Darci, have two children, Brittney and Coby. He also has a son-in-law, Jacob. All three attended and graduated from Stayton High School.

Principal

Phone: 503-769-2336

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate Graduate Initial Administrator Continuing Administrator

Wendy Moore ~ Principal

Hello Stayton Community!

I am delighted to have served as the principal of Stayton Elementary School since 2013. I have been in the education field for more than two decades. I spent the first 12 of those years teaching mostly first and second grade at Miller Elementary School in Salem.  I also spent a year as their instructional coach. I gained a lot of experience and knowledge during my time as a teacher and now as a principal.  

My undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts was obtained from Simpson University as well as my fifth year teaching credential.  I obtained my Masters of Education in Education Administration from Concordia University. I am currently completing the coursework for my Continuing Administrative License there as well.    

I have been married since 1987, and have two grown daughters.  Our oldest daughter is employed as a middle school orchestra teacher.  Our youngest daughter is completing her degree at Portland State. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing games, watching movies and listening to live music.  When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy spending time with friends and reading. My summers are spent traveling, as this is a love of mine. I look forward to a great school year here at Stayton Elementary!

Principal

Phone: 503-769-7282

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate Studies - Brigham Young University Graduate Studies - Eatern Oregon University Administrative Licensure - George Fox University

Ryan Westenskow ~ Principal

Ryan joined North Santiam School District in the 2021-22 school year as principal at Sublimity School. Prior to joining NSSD he worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator for fifteen years, working with all grade levels K-12. He and his wife, Rosalie, have four children and currently live in Stayton.

Ryan is a native Oregonian who graduated from La Grande High School in 2000. After completing his undergraduate studies at BYU, he began his career as an educator teaching 8th grade social studies and math at Dixon Middle School in Provo, UT (2006-07). He and his wife, Rosalie, then moved back to Oregon and Ryan worked for two years at Sherman County Jr./Sr. High School. During that time, he taught social studies and coached basketball and tennis (2007-09). His family then moved to Western Oregon where Ryan spent five years teaching and coaching at JFK High School in Mt. Angel (2009-14). After finishing his administrator licensure, he worked as an assistant principal at Lincoln Middle School in Cottage Grove (2014-15), followed by six wonderful years as principal of Greenwood Elementary School in La Grande (2015-21). 

Principal

Phone: 503-859-2154

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate BS in Elementary Education from WOSC Graduate MS Special Education from WOU Initial Administrator Portland State University Continuing Administrator Currently in Progress from Concordia University

Jeri Harbison ~ Principal

Growing up in a small town with lumber/paper as the primary industry impacted my love for the Lyons community. Having the great fortune to work with students with disabilities in high school influenced my decision to pursue a teaching degree in Special Education.  After graduating from St. Helens Senior High school, I went to Western Oregon State College in Monmouth, Oregon.  While at WOSC, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.

My daughter was born that same year.  As a single parent, I went to work as a house manager for a facility that supported adults with disabilities living in the community of Salem, Oregon.  Marriage took me to the Island of Guam.  There I taught first grade.  After the birth of my twin boys, I returned to Oregon.  While my family was growing, I worked as a substitute teacher and as a core instructor at MacLaren School for Boys in Woodburn, Oregon. 

In 1995, I became the Learning Resource Teacher at Mari-Linn School.  I knew right away this was my new home. My own children became Hornets and finished through the 8th grade at Mari-Linn School.  I truly believe that the foundation they received at Mari-Linn School helped contribute to their success as adults.  While teaching at Mari-Linn School, I earned my Masters of Science in Special Education.

Ten years ago, I was approached by the then Associate Superintendent to become the District Intervention Coach and Special Education Coordinator.  During that time, I completed my Initial Administrator's Licensure Program.  In 2009, I became the Principal of Mari-Linn School and the Special Education Director for North Santiam School District 29J. 

My free time is generally spent laughing with my family and watching my granddaughter, Willow, explore her world.  I enjoy being outside hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, and camping.

Being is this position has allowed me to pursue my lifelong goal to positively contribute to a community and society. I absolutely love watching all of our students at Mari-Linn School grow and learn. 

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