Ed Rothlin and administrators

Chehalis School District Administrative History

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 educational program that inspires and prepares them to become responsible, contributing citizens.

Superintendent Years in Office
R.E. Bennett 1925-1936
Chester Rhodes 1949-1970
James Fugate 1970 – 1973
Don Mitchell 1973 – 1988
James Fugate 1970 – 1973
Gene Sharratt 1988 – 1991
Dr. Mike Boring 1991-1995
Dr. Greg Kirsch 1995 – 2010
Edward Rothlin 2010 – Present
Assistant Superintendent Years in Office
Don Mitchell
Bob Close 1973 – 1998
Dan Steward 1998 – 2005
Joe Bremgartner 2005 – 2009
Mary Lou Bissett 2009 – Present

James W. Lintott Elementary School built in 2018

James Lintott Elementary
Principal Years Dates
Bob Hunt 2018-present

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

Principal Years Dates
Brett Ellingson 2018-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

Photo of WF West High School
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 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 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 2006 – 2018