Paideia High School

Staff Profiles

David Bergman
Mr. Bergman

Para-educator

I grew up in the Valley School District attending Valley School for my K-8 education. I attended Jenkins High School in Chewelah, Wa and graduated in 2007. I attended Gonzaga University for 3 years before making some life changes and moving back to the Valley area. I started long term substituting for Valley School in the Fall of 2011 while gaining experience in Special Education, Odyssey of the Mind, Reading Interventions and various other duties as a para-educator substitute. In the Fall of of 2014 I started long term substituting at Paideia High School and eventually interviewed and gained full time employment beginning in the Fall of 2015.

I have been married to my wife, Aimee, for over two years and was blessed with my first child, Anna, in 2016. I am currently taking classes through WGU-Washington to finish my Bachelors in Education with a Special Education certificate.

Matthew Cox
Mr. Cox

Principal

With 25 years of experience in education, Mr. Cox received his bachelors in education from Eastern Washington University where he majored in earth science and minored in mathematics and geology. He earned his master’s in education from Heritage University with an emphasis on professional development and administration. He is an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and in his spare time, he likes to pursue truth through science. Married to the same wonderful woman for 28 years, Mr. Cox has three sons.

Garin Dupuis
Mr. Dupuis

Teacher

Garin Dupuis, born in Colville, WA, attended Kettle Falls schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade and then earned his B.A. in Spanish, focusing on linguistics, from Eastern Washington University. While attending EWU, Mr. Dupuis spent five weeks studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain where he relished and soaked up the opportunity to live, eat, and breathe the Spanish culture. Although he had set his sights on becoming a bilingual business professional, he found himself working in the school system. Enjoying the work, he moved back to Kettle Falls in 2010 and began his Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education with Liberty University Online. As a recent graduate of the program, he joined the instructional staff at Paideia High School last year and has thoroughly enjoyed helping students get the most from their world language teacher.

Other than teaching languages and cultures, Mr. Dupuis also enjoys hiking, cooking, composing music, mountain-biking, motorcycles, helping his church’s youth groups, and spending time with his wife, Kharissa, and both their families. 

Lynnette Franks
Ms. Franks

Teacher

Lynnette Franks grew up in the Valley area where she attended Valley Elementary and Springdale Elementary, and then graduated from Mary Walker High School (Springdale).  After leaving the area following high school, she attended Daytona Beach Community College and University of Central Florida majoring in elementary education.  However, longing for home, she returned to Eastern Washington to finish out her education degree, along with several K-12 endorsements, at Gonzaga University, graduating with distinction in 1995.  Lynnette has experience in all grade levels, in a variety of subject areas, in the classroom and in alternative education, all at her two alma maters—Valley (since 2007) and Springdale districts.  To say she is a local girl is the absolute truth.

Lynnette is married to her husband, Hugh, and has three children.  She loves doing things with her family—biking, kayaking, camping, and traveling.  She is always looking for the next great “field trip” for the family because she not only enjoys teaching other children, but her greatest joy has been teaching her own children at home through an alternative education program.  Teaching is her passion both on and off the job!

Jon Heflick
Mr. Heflick

Teacher

Graduating from Gov. John R Rogers High School in 1974, Mr. Heflick enrolled at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. But it wasn’t the right time, it seemed, for college. Following a successful 25-year career in sales, he returned to school in the spring of 2001, majoring in English, minoring in music and electrical engineering. For the first time in his life, he was truly appreciative of the learning opportunities in the classroom. He excelled in mathematics and the physics and found his services as a college math tutor most rewarding. He discovered he was able to explain concepts in a way that enabled others to gain a firmer grasp of the material.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from WSU in May 2004, he was drawn back to the classroom, first as a continuing education student at Lewis-Clark State College’s teacher’s preparatory program, and ultimately as a teacher in the secondary classroom. Mr. Heflick served as a CVA teacher for Columbia Virtual Academy from 2007 to 2010, and was elated to accept a math teaching position with Paideia High School in 2010. In May of 2011, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gonzaga University, earning a masters of arts in leadership and administration.

When not actively engaged in the collaborative art of teaching and learning, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, making music with his two older brothers and whiling away the occasional afternoon on the golf course, at the bowling alley or on the ski slopes.

Angela Jackson-Selle
Ms. Jackson-Selle

Teacher

Mrs. Jackson-Selle first received her teaching certificate and her undergraduate degree in English from Gonzaga University in 1985. She added endorsements in history and theater over the years, as well as somehow achieving an Highly Qualified Teaching certificate in art. In 2000 she earned her masters in teaching from Grand Canyon University. She has taught at both the middle school and high school levels, in classrooms and at a distance, in alternative education and traditional classrooms, in rural areas and the suburbs, for 32 years, give or take. She has been married for the last 33 years, give or take, and is the mother of seven children. She still loves her husband, her children and teaching even after all these years.

Brian McDougall
Mr. McDougall

Teacher

Brian McDougall, born and raised in Reardan, WA, earned his AA degree from Spokane Falls Community College, his BAE in Music Education from Eastern Washington University, completed his student teaching in the Harrington School District in the winter of 2010 and then spent two years as the Middle School and High School Choir Teacher in Othello, Washington. He then went back to EWU to earn his M.M., which he finished in June of 2014. While working on his Master's, Brian taught Music in the Humanities and was the Assistant Director of Choirs.

Brian has been married to Johanna McDougall since 2011 and they welcomed their first child, Euan Douglas McDougall, into the world in September, 2014. Brian's hobbies are music, theater, reading, camping and gaming of all kinds. Brian is very excited to be the new music teacher at Paideia High School and is looking forward to making wonderful music with the students.

Johanna McDougall
Ms. McDougall

Piano Instruction Contractor

No biography available

Tom McLain
Mr. McLain

Piano Instruction Contractor

No biography available

Litcelle Prouty
Litcelle Prouty

Teacher

No biography available

Angela Rapp
Angela Rapp

Teacher

No biography available

Natalee Reid
Ms. Reid

Counselor/Homeless Liaison

Natalee Reid, from Spokane, WA and married for 8 years to her husband Nicholas, graduated from Eastern Washington with a BA in Psychology and then earned a Masters in Education in school counseling from Whitworth University. She gained experience working with K-12 students in the Mead and West Valley School Districts, and then K-8 in the Valley School in 2012-13. “When given the opportunity to come back to work in the Valley School District and be a part of this community, I did not hesitate. Now I get to be part of the team at Paideia High School as well, making my position as the school counselor for the Valley School District feel whole and complete. This truly gives me an opportunity to work with students of all ages and help them to transition into the next level of education. Please feel free to stop by and say hi, or call or email me if you have any questions.”

Amy Roy
Ms. Roy

Secretary

Amy Roy, born and raised in Illinois, moved to the area in 2002 and immediately fell in love with "the beautiful scenery, the community, and the people." She worked at Colville Auto for two years before having her youngest child. She then worked at the Head Start in Springdale and Chewelah locations, earned her Para Pro certificate and went to work at the Valley School through the AmeriCorps program for three years. She is now the secretary at Paideia and is loving her job. "I am very fortunate to be in the Valley School District with such great staff and coworkers."

Amy has 4 children and 1 grandchild. She recently got married and she is looking forward to "enjoying life with an amazing partner and friend." Her favorite activites are to travel, read, play games, go for walks, go swiming, go horseback riding, and visit with friends and family.  "I am truly blessed."

Pete Whittekiend
Mr. Whittekiend

Teacher

Pete Whittekiend grew up in Elk, Washington, while attending Riverside High School. He completed his BA in Education with an emphasis on math and social studies at Eastern Washington University and earned a master’s degree through Lesley University in Massachusetts. During his master’s program he discovered that technology is of great interest to him, and he found that he enjoyed tinkering with new technologies to help students learn and comprehend concepts more clearly.

Pete’s first teaching job was at Selkirk School District where he taught a variety of math courses and other classes for 14 years. He later took a position in the high school math assessment and research department at K12 Inc., working online from his home for a couple years. Upon joining the PHS staff, Pete stated, “I am excited to get back into the classroom and roll up my sleeves,” adding, “I found over the past two years I missed teaching immensely.”

Pete and his wife, Christy, have been married for 16 years and have eight children. The Whittekiend family currently lives on a small farm in Ione. Though baseball is Pete’s passion and he is a die-hard Seattle Mariners fan, he and his family also enjoy hiking, climbing, gardening, cutting firewood, eating fresh ice-cream, watching a good movie, swimming, athletics and sledding. Pete shared, “Community is critical to me and we are very involved in the community through our local AWANA club.”