MVSD Welcomes Two New Staff Members – Kelleigh McMillan and Erika Spellman

Kelleigh McMillanKelleigh McMillan, Mentorship Coordinator – Supported by grant funding from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, the Methow Valley School District has partnered with the Winthrop Kiwanis to ensure every student graduate with the widest range of post-secondary educational, vocational, and career-related opportunities possible. With this goal in mind, Kelleigh McMillan will be coordinating the establishment of community-based mentorship program that actively recruits, trains, and supports community-based mentors to work with and support our teenage students in school and beyond…

Kelleigh enjoys working with people of all ages in a variety of settings. Over the years, her work related experience has included: Coordinating the Red Shed Garden, serving youth and families as a member of Room One, and working in variety of other local settings. She finds working directly with teens to be the most engaging and rewarding. As the Mentorship Coordinator, she is eager to connect caring adults in the community with teens who will benefit from their support. Kelleigh lives on her family’s farm outside of Twisp with her husband, Paul, their two children, and many animals. She enjoys growing food and flowers, writing poetry, silver-smithing, and being in the mountains with family and friends.

Erika SpellmanErika Spellman, College Advisor – With the goal of ensuring every student graduate with the widest range of post-secondary educational, vocational, and career-related opportunities possible, the Methow Valley School District has partnered with the Public School Funding Alliance (PSFA) to significantly expand the College Advisor position.
Erika brings over 15 years of college counseling and advising to the Valley. Beginning her career in the Edmonds school district as a family and consumer science teacher she quickly saw that students and parents were hungry for more access to college and career information.

Erika has spent much of her career building and implementing comprehensive college and career programs in both the Edmonds and Shoreline School Districts. Most recently at Shorewood High School. Her experience and enthusiasm for college access and education is above and beyond. When she is not working with high school students she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, Morgan, Mackenzie, and Montana. She also enjoys riding her bike and teaching yoga. She is thrilled to be joining Liberty Bell High School and the Methow community.

Please join us as we welcome Kelleigh McMillan and Erika Spellman!

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