Our Mission

The mission of the Chehalis School District, in partnership with the community, is to meet the individual learning needs of students by providing a comprehensive student-centered educational program that inspires and prepares them to become responsible, contributing citizens.

Chehalis School District Administrative History

Superintendent Dates
R.E. Bennett 1925 – 1936
Chester Rhodes 1949 – 1970
James Fugate 1970 – 1973
Don Mitchell 1973 – 1988
Gene Sharratt 1988 – 1991
Dr. Mike Boring 1991 – 1995
Dr. Greg Kirsch 1995 – 2010
Edward Rothlin 2010 – 2020
Dr. Christine Moloney 2020 – Present
Assistant Superintendent Dates
Don Mitchell  
Bob Close 1973 – 1998
Dan Steward 1998 – 2005
Joe Bremgartner 2005 – 2009
Mary Lou Bissett 2009 – 2019
Dr. Brian Fox 2020-2022
Trisha Smith 2022 – Present

James W. Lintott Elementary School built in 2018

James Lintott Elementary
Principal Years Dates
Bob Hunt 4 2018-2022
Brenda Pohlman   2022 – present

Orin C. Smith Elementary School built in 2018 (opened May 1, 2019)

Principal Years Dates
Brett Ellingson 3 2018-2021
Rachel Dorsey   2021 – present

Chehalis Middle School built in 1989

Photo of Chehalis Middle School
Principal Years Dates
Jerry Pierson 5 1989 – 1994
Jim Budgett 18 1994 – 2012
Chris Simpson 2012 – present

W.F. West High School built in 1951, remodeled in 1992

Principal Years Dates
Rosco Mitten
Larry Norwood
George Murdock June 1982
Rainer Houser 7 1982 – 1989
Dr. Linda Smith 22 1989 – 2011
Bob Walters 2011 – present

Cascade Elementary School built in 1922 and closed during 2018-19 school year

Photo of Cascade Elementary
Principal Years Dates
Les Scroup 32 1938 – 1971
Glynn Gibson 23 1971 – 1995
Sandy Albertson 6 1995 – 2001
Joyce Bacoccina 5 2001 – 2006
Chris Simpson 6 2006 – 2012
Bob Hunt 6 2012 – 2018

R.E. Bennett Elementary School opened in 1928 and closed during 2018-19 school year

Photo of RE Bennett Elementary
Principal Years Dates
Bill Webber 35 1934 – 1970
Jerry Pierson 5 1970 – 1975
Ray Gundersen 23 1975 – 1998
Joe Bremgartner 7 1998 – 2005
Kimberly Camren 7 2005 – 2012
Trisha Smith 6 2012 – 2018

Olympic Elementary School built in 1960; 5th Grade Wing built in 1970; closed during 2018-19 school year

Photo of Olympic Elementary
Principal Years Dates
Walter Hotsko 12 1960 – 1972
Frank Deebach 3 1972 – 1975
Jerry Pierson 13 1975 – 1988
Don Rash 7 1989 – 2003
Ray Gundersen 1 2005 – 2006
Brett Ellingson 12 2006 – 2018