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  • Welcome to the Yelm Community Schools K-12 Education Department. Our goal, LEARN  CHANGE  GROW is to increase the efforts to meet the learning needs of EACH student as we progress toward becoming a top performing district.  

2018-19 Department Goals

  • Lisa Cadero-Smith

    • Effectively implement the following four SPSCC programs in 2018-19 to ensure student impact and program sustainability: (1) HS21+ Diploma Retrieval, (2) SPSCC Satellite Campus, (3) 4 SPSCC CiHS Courses, and (4) SPSCC Running Start Vanpool.
    • Implement YCS learning impact teams to engage with and support building principals in the effective use of data to increase student learning and achievement.

    Kendall McNutt

    • Continue to build a cohesive system of mathematics instruction to support all learners across PK through 12.

    Kimberly Sullivan

    • Continue to implement systems that promote the appropriate use of assessment and data to inform instruction and impact student learning.

    Shannon Powell and Gudrun Sullivan

    • Continue to develop systems, processes, and procedures to ensure Special Education laws are followed consistently districtwide.

    Corrina DuRocher

    • Develop and implement high-quality emergency operations and safety plans for Yelm Community Schools.

    Brianne Knighton

    • Establish a framework for an elementary special program for students with autism spectrum disorder diagnoses-level 3 in the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • Implement and maintain structured social emotional learning curriculum throughout the district.

    Zane Laughbon Olmsted

    • Implement a formal and comprehensive k-5 schoolwide plan, that outlines how school and Title I resources will be used to meet student learning needs.

    Teri Pablo

    • Align updated CTE course frameworks to include educational technology, work readiness, industry certification, and/or technical college articulations. Ensure performance assessments demonstrate achievement of certification and/or college credit.
    • Engage advisory members in the review of the standards and endorse the need for these skills in the workforce.