Paideia High School

Staff Profiles

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. In addition to serving as the building administrator, Mr. Cox teaches science, math, health and physical education classes. Mr. Cox is a certified College in the High School teacher able to teach Geology and Environmental Science through Eastern Washington University and also Physical Education and Health through Central Washington University. 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 as a para-educator. 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. Upon graduating from the program, he joined the instructional staff at Paideia High School in June of 2014 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, and spending time with his wife, Kharissa, and both their families.

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 33 years, give or take. She has been married for the last 34 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.

Jessica Ledoux
Jessica Ledoux

Special Education Teacher

No biography available

Nicole May
Nicole May

Para-educator

Nicole grew up in Deer Park and moved to the Chewelah area about 10 years ago. She started in the valley School District in 2011 as a para educator in the K-8 building. She has been with her fiance, Derrick for 10 years and together they have one son, Owen. He is 4 years old and full of energy. After being a stay-at-home mom for the last 4 years, she is excited to start her journey at Paideia High School as a para educator.

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 was married to Johanna McDougall in 2011 and they have two children, Euan Douglas McDougall who was born in September 2014 and Alana McDougall who was born in 2017. 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

Litcelle Prouty
Litcelle Prouty

Teacher

Litcelle Prouty was born and raised on an island called Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. She moved to the United States in January of 2008 when she was 14 years old. With her legal guardian parents, Litcelle lived in Spokane, Washington and attended high school at Wellpinit High School on the Spokane Indian Reservation where her adopted mom taught science. While attending high school, Litcelle met her husband James and graduated from Wellpinit High School in June of 2011. They then moved to Dillon, Montana to attend college together at the University of Montana Western. During her freshman year of college, Litcelle and James returned home to get married in Ford, Washington at the Ford Community Church. While continuing her college career, Litcelle studied to become a teacher and double majored in Secondary Education and General Science. She graduated in May of 2017 and began her teaching journey three months later at Paideia High School as a science teacher and dance teacher.

Some of Litcelle's hobbies include singing at her church, creating choreography for her dance classes, playing with her guitar and spending time with her dog, Luna. Litcelle also enjoys travelling around the U.S and around the world. She has been to six different countries and has visited 15 different states since high school. She is the youngest of six with her biological family in the Philippines and is the oldest of five with her adopted family here in the U.S. Because of her past experiences as an adolescent, Litcelle is passionate about mentoring young students and is excited to be working with the students here at Paideia High School.

Angela Rapp
Angela Rapp

Teacher

Angela Rapp grew up in rural North Dakota and Iowa. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where she met her husband Jake. While there, she completed majors in English, Spanish, math, and music; she is thrilled to work at a school where she can again work in many disciplines! She completed an M.A. in English at the University of Kansas before beginning her career in teaching. She taught in Kansas for many years before moving to Washington in 2015. In 2018, she and Jake welcomed their daughter to the world and are loving every minute of parenting!

Angela served as a volunteer in Argentina for a year and has traveled extensively in Spain and Mexico. When she is not teaching or spending time with her family, she enjoys playing board games, reading, and knitting. Favorite games include Pandemic, Five Tribes, Innovation, and Munchkin Shakespeare.

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 Algebra, Geometry, Alg 2, Pre Calculus 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 2 years. This is his 3rd year at Paideia.

Pete and his wife, Christy, have been married for 19 years and have eight children. We are currently building our home in Valley. Though baseball is Pete’s passion and he is a die-hard Seattle Mariners fan, he and his family also enjoy: AWANA, our church family, hiking, climbing, gardening, cutting firewood, eating fresh ice-cream, watching a good movie, swimming, athletics and sledding. We are excited to get more involved in the community now that we are settled in the area.

JaLynne Winters
JaLynne Winters

Teacher

JaLynne Winters grew up in the Tacoma area but has lived most of her married life on the east side of the state, with a few stops in Virginia and Utah. She is married (29 years), has four children and one grandchild. She has a teaching certificate and a BA in Math Education and Coaching. Her passions are her family, sports, hiking, and music. Some of her greatest moments are helping youth gain a passion for learning.