Ed Rothlin
Ed RothlinSuperintendent
W.F. West graduate, Ed Rothlin, returned to Chehalis in 2010 as our Superintendent of Schools.  He comes to us with experience as a father, teacher, coach, building administrator and Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Rothlin started his college education at Centralia Community College with an A.A. degree in Business Administration. From there, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University in Business Education. Mr. Rothlin began his teaching career at Adna High School as a Business Teacher.  He also has experience as a Business Teacher at Centralia High School. Mr. Rothlin continued on with his education at the University of Puget Sound where he earned his Masters of Education in Education Administration. Prior to his years as Principal at Adna Middle/High School, he served a year as an Assistant Principal at Centralia Middle School. Mr. Rothlin continued his education at Seattle Pacific University where he earned his Superintendent’s Credentials. In 2001, Mr. Rothlin moved to Superintendent of Schools for the Adna School District.  Ed enjoys spending time with his family and long walks on the golf course.

Email:
erothlin@chehalisschools.org

Telephone:
(360) 807-7200

Heather C. Pinkerton
Heather C. PinkertonDirector of Business & Operations
Heather C. Pinkerton came to Chehalis School District in July 2010.  She has been a public servant since 1998.  She has worked in business offices for the Lewis County Auditor and the Center for Continuous Learning at South Puget Sound Community College.  Immediately prior to Chehalis School District, she worked as an Assistant Audit Manager for the Washington State Auditor’s Office.  As Director of Business and Operations she is responsible for the business functions of the District and works closely with the food service, transportation and maintenance functions of the District.  Heather is married, has a young daughter and enjoys traveling with her family.  She also enjoys watching Cougar football.
A.A.
Centralia Community College

B.A.
Washington State University
Business Administration

Appointed:
2010

Email:
hpinkerton@chehalisschools.org
Telephone:
(360) 807-7200

Debby Gregory
Debby Gregory Personnel Officer & Communications Manager
Debby came to the Chehalis School District in August 1996. She began her career in public schools in 1986. She is currently the District’s Personnel Officer and Communications Manager. Debby is proud to say that her son is a W.F. West Bearcat graduate (Class of 2009), as well as her daughter (Class of 2013). She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoys sewing and needlework. Go Bearcats! Go Cougs!
B.A.

The Evergreen State College

M.Ed.

Heritage University

Educational Administration

Years in District:

1996 to present

E-mail:
dgregory@chehalisschools.org

Telephone:
(360) 807-7200

Trisha Smith
Trisha SmithDirector of Teaching and Learning

Trisha Smith came to the Chehalis School District in July of 2012 as the principal of R.E. Bennett Elementary and is now the Director of Teaching and Learning for Chehalis School District. Trisha graduated from Washington State University in 1986.  While at WSU, Trisha majored in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Studies.  Trisha earned his M.A. in School Administration from Heritage College in 2000.  Brett enjoys spending time with his family and friends, enjoys sports and traveling.

Email:
tsmith@chehalisschools.org

Web site:
Orin C. Smith

Telephone
(360) 807-7220

Brett Ellingson
Brett EllingsonPrincipal of Orin C. Smith Elementary School
Brett Ellingson came to the Chehalis School District in June of 1993.  He taught Spanish and coached soccer and basketball at W.F. West High School.  Brett graduated from Washington State University in 1990.  While at WSU, Brett majored in Foreign Language and received a minor in Physical Education.  Brett earned his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from City University in 1995, and his Principal Certification from Seattle Pacific University in 2004.  Brett enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, camping, fishing,  playing sports and reading.
B.A.
Washington State University

M.A.
City University

Principal Certification
Seattle Pacific University

Appointed:
2006

Email:
bellingson@chehalisschools.org

Web site:
Orin C. Smith Elementary School

Telephone:
(360) 807-7225

Rachel Dorsey
Rachel DorseyAssistant Principal of Orin C. Smith Elementary School
Bob Hunt
Bob HuntPrincipal of James W. Lintott Elementary School
Brenda Pohlman
Brenda PohlmanAssistant Principal of James W. Lintott Elementary School

Brenda has spent 23 years in education. She started her teaching career as the self- management teacher for grades K-6 for the Chehalis/ Centralia Special Education Cooperative. She was  previously a 4th grade teacher in Centralia and a Special Education Teacher at Chehalis Middle School. She served as a Special Education Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) in Tumwater School District and was Tumwater’s Supervisor of Special Education. She served as the Assistant Director of Special Education for the Chehalis/ Centralia Special Education Cooperative. She has been an Assistant Principal at  Cascade and R.E. Bennett and beginning in fall 2018 will be at James W. Lintott Elementary. 

She enjoys traveling,  photography, and spending time with family.

B.A.
St. Martin’s University

M.A.
Antioch University

Principal Certification
University of Washington

Appointed:
2014

E-mail:
bpohlman@chehalisschools.org

Chehalis-Centralia Student Support Cooperative
1265 SW Pacific Avenue
Chehalis, WA  98532

Office:
(360) 807-7245

Fax:
(360) 748-8767

Chris Simpson
Chris SimpsonPrincipal of Chehalis Middle School
Chris Simpson came to the Chehalis School District in July of 2006 from the Kent School District where he was an educational assistant and elementary teacher in both general and physical education.  He graduated from Western Washington University in 1996 with a B.A. degree in both Psychology and Sociology.  After working for Nordstrom and serving as an Academic Advisor at City University, he returned to school, earning both his Master in Teaching degree and Principal Certification from City University. He is a proud Dad to three daughters and enjoys spending time with them and watching all their sports and activities.
A.A.
Olympic College

B.A.
Western Washington University

M.A.
City University

Principal Certification
City University

Appointed:
2006 Cascade Elementary, Principal
2012 CMS, Principal

Email:
csimpson@chehalisschools.org

Website:
Chehalis Middle School

Telephone:
(360) 807-7230

Heidi Fagerness
Heidi FagernessAssistant Principal of Chehalis Middle School
Bob Walters
Bob WaltersPrincipal of W. F. West High School
As a  W.F. West graduate, Bob Walters is proud to be a bearcat. He began his teaching career in Kodiak, Alaska in 1987. from there he went to Snohomish High School where he taught Woodshop, Construction, Physical Education, coached wrestling and served as the ASB advisor. Mr. Walters came back to W.F. West High School  in 2000 where he served as Assistant Principal for 5 years. Bob is the very proud dad to 3 boys who are all attending Chehalis Schools and looking forward to being bearcats like their dad.
A.A.
Centralia Community College

B.A.
Eastern Washington University

M.A.
City University
Master of Education Technology Education
Master of Education School Administration

Email:
bwalters@chehalisschools.org

Web site:
W. F. West High School

Telephone:
(360) 807-7235

Tom Elder
Tom Elder Assistant Principal of W.F. West High School
Rick Goble
Rick GobleAssistant Principal of W.F. West High School

Rick Goble came to the Chehalis School District in 2014.  Prior to his time here in Chehalis, he has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, high school principal and district office program supervisor. Rick graduated from Central Washington University in 1998.  While at CWU, Rick majored in History and received a minor in Physical Education.  Rick earned his Master of Education degree from Regent University in 2002, his Principal Certification in 2007 and his Superintendent certification in 2013, both from Seattle Pacific University.  Rick enjoys hiking, camping, photography and spending time with his family.

B.A.
Central Washington University

M.Ed.
Regent University

Principal Certification
Seattle Pacific University

Executive Leadership/Superintendent Certification
Seattle Pacific University

Appointed:
2014

Email:
rgoble@chehalisschools.org

Web site:
W.F. West High School

Telephone:
(360) 807-7235

Jeff Johnson
Jeff JohnsonAssistant Principal of W. F. West High School and Chehalis School District Athletic Director
Prior to coming to Chehalis School District, Jeff Johnson spent seventeen years in the Tenino School District. During his tenure in Tenino, Jeff served in many different roles including Head Baseball Coach, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Head Girls Basketball Coach, Assistant Football Coach, Assistant Track coach and Assistant Principal at Tenino High School. Jeff spent his most recent seven years in Tenino as the High School Principal. Jeff enjoys camping, clamming, hunting, fishing and Cougar athletics.

Email:
jjohnson2@chehalisschools.org

Web site:
W.F. West

Telephone:
(360) 807-7235

Tim Touhey
Tim TouheyPrincipal of Green Hill Academic School, Lewis County Alternative School, and Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center

B.A.
Western Washington University
Business Administration (1982)

B.S.
Central Washington University
Marketing Education (1986)

M.Ed.
Central Washington University
Business and Marketing Education (1991)

Principal Certification
Washington State University Vancouver (2007)

Email:
ttouhey@chehalisschools.org

Telephone:
(360) 740-3520

Loretta Duncan
Loretta DuncanDirector of Special Education
Upon graduating from Central Washington University in 1990 with degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education, Loretta started her teaching career in West Valley School District, Yakima, teaching students with special needs in 7-9 grades and coached girls volleyball. Next she moved to Lacey, WA, when she worked for North Thurston Public Schools from 1992 to 2012. She held a variety of positions: middle school special education teacher, earned her Principal Certification from Central Washington University in 1997 and was the middle school assistant principal for seven years at Chinook Middle School. Most recently she spent eight years as the Assistant Director of Special Education before joining Chehalis School District as the Director of Chehalis-Centralia Student Support. Loretta is married and has 2 children and a chocolate lab. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family, playing tennis, traveling to the beach, reading and cooking.
B.A.
Central Washington University

Principal Certification
Central Washington University

Appointed:
2012

E-mail:
lduncan@chehalisschools.org

Telephone:
(360) 807-7245

Chehalis-Centralia Student Support Cooperative
1265 SW Pacific Avenue
Chehalis, WA  98532

Office:
(360) 807-7245

Fax:
(360) 748-8767