Continuous Distance Learning

Continuous Distance Learning

Welcome to Desert Hills' Continuous Distance Learning page for students and families.

Please find contact information for principals and teachers below, along with other important information about how to continue student learning during the school closure.

Principals

Principal: Steve Jones
Email: steve.jones@ksd.org

Assistant Principal: Dan Meyer
Email: dan.meyer@ksd.org

Assistant Principal: Leslie Sievers
Email: leslie.sievers@ksd.org

Search for your teacher by subject level below

English Language Arts | Health and Fitness | History | Library | Math | Music and Art | Science | Spanish | Technology | Special Education | Support Specialists

English Language Arts

Teacher: Nicole Chelin
Email: nicole.chelin@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom, Powerschool
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Kim Coleman
Email: kim.coleman@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts, EN Reading Lab
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom, Padlet
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom, Padlet
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Chris Fischer
Email: chris.fischer@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language, SP Bases
Office Hours: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Google Chat
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Brittany Haggard
Email: brittany.haggard@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts
Office Hours: 9 to 11 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom, Postcards
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Travis Hatke
Email: travis.hatke@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts
Office Hours: 9 to 11 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Kelly Hopkins
Email: kelly.hopkins@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Karyn Jamison
Email: karyn.jamison@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom 
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom, Phone
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Lacee Kadinger
Email: lacee.kadinger@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts
Office Hours: 9 to 11 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Jocelyn Memmott
Email: jocelyn.memmott@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN Language Arts
Office Hours: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Kim Murphy
Email: kim.murphy@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts, EN Honors English Language Arts
Office Hours: 9 to 11 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Erin Patterson
Email: erin.patterson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts, SS Ancient History
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Matt Patterson
Email: matt.patterson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts, EN Honors English Language Arts
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Daronna Reppe
Email: daronna.reppe@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts, EN Honors English Language Arts
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Health and Fitness

Teacher: Tina Blizzard
Email: tina.blizzard@ksd.org
Course Name(s): P.E. Health/Fitness
Office Hours: 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Susan Crawford
Email: susan.crawford@ksd.org
Course Name(s): PE Health/Fitness
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Matt Rexus
Email: matt.rexus@ksd.org
Course Name(s): PE Health/Fitness
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Dennis Rose
Email: dennis.rose@ksd.org
Course Name(s): PE Health/Fitness
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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History

Teacher: Rochelle Brooks
Email: rochelle.brooks@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SS US History
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Andrea Couch
Email: andrea.couch@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SS Ancient History, SS US History
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Kristine Garrison
Email: kristine.garrison@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SS Washington State History, SS US History
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Michele Maxson
Email: michele.maxson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SS Ancient History, SS US History
Office Hours: 9 to 11 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Microsoft Chats, Zoom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Erin Patterson
Email: erin.patterson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): EN English Language Arts, SS Ancient History
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Beverly Williamson
Email: beverly.williamson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SS WA State History
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Library

Librarian: Natalie Nelson
Email: natalie.nelson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): Librarian, MI Library Assistant
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Math

Teacher: Michael Baker
Email: michael.baker@ksd.org
Course Name(s): VC Technology
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Amy Biglin
Email: amy.biglin@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Math 6, MA Honors Math 6
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Unified Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Unified Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Cindy Charboneau
Email: cindy.charboneau@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Algebra 1 and 2, MA Foundations of Algebra
Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Jeremy Grillo
Email: jeremy.grillo@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Math 7 Accelerated, MA Algebra 1 and 2, MA Math Lab
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Amy King
Email: amy.king@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Math 7 Accelerated, MA Math Lab
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Crystal Legard
Email: crystal.legard@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Math 6, SC Science
Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Zoom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Microsoft Teams
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Shaun Suss
Email: shaun.suss@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Honors Algebra 1 and 2, MA Geometry 1 and 2
Office Hours: 10 to 11 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Denise Wren
Email: denise.wren@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Math 6, SC Science
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Direct Messages
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Music and Art

Teacher: Vicki Eccleston
Email: vicki.eccleston@ksd.org
Course Name(s): FA Band
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Dennis Larsen
Email: dennis.larsen@ksd.org
Course Name(s): FA Choir
Office Hours: 9 to 10 a.m. Tues., Weds., Thurs., Fri.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Tom Thoelke
Email: tom.thoelke@ksd.org
Course Name(s): FA Visual Art
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Erika Vipond
Email: erkia.vipond@ksd.org
Course Name(s): FA Orchestra 
Office Hours: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Science

Teacher: Megan Deines
Email: megan.deines@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Math 6, SC Science
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: John Heitz
Email: john.heitz@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SC Science
Office Hours: 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Unified Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: David Mitson
Email: david.mitson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SC Science
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Dave Phillips
Email: dave.phillips@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SC Science
Office Hours: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Denise Wren
Email: denise.wren@ksd.org
Course Name(s): MA Math 6, SC Science
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Direct Messages
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Spanish

Teacher: Kristi Pratt
Email: kristi.pratt@ksd.org
Course Name(s): WL Spanish 1 and 2
Office Hours: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Technology

Teacher: Michael Baker
Email: michael.baker@ksd.org
Course Name(s): VC Technology
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Lydia Behrens
Email: lydia.behrens@ksd.org
Course Name(s): VC Computers, VC Computer Applications
Office Hours: 8 to 10 a.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Special Education

Teacher: Kirsten Booth
Email: kirsten.booth@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SP Reading, SP Math, SP Support
Office Hours: 1 to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom, Phone
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Alyssa Brewster
Email: alyssa.brewster@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SP Reading, SP Math, SP Support, SP English Language Arts
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Jessica D'Aquila
Email: jessica.d'aquila@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SP Autism Program
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

Teacher: Gina McPeak
Email: gina.mcpeak@ksd.org
Course Name(s): SP Reading, SP Support, SP English Language Arts
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Google Classroom
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Google Classroom
Weekly Learning Plan Links: April 20-24 | April 27-May 1 | May 4-8 | May 11-15 | May 18-22 | May 26-29 | June 1-5 | June 8-12 | June 15-19

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Support Specialists

Speech Therapist: Victoria Banks
Email: victoria.banks@ksd.org
Course Name(s): Speech Therapist
Office Hours: Not Specified
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Phone Calls
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Phone Calls

Psychologist: Todd Hardy
Email: todd.hardy@ksd.org
Course Name(s): Psychologist
Office Hours: Not Specified
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Phone
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Phone

Nurse: Katy Isley 
Email: katy.isley@ksd.org
Course Name(s): Nurse
Office Hours: Not Specified
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Phone
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email, Phone

Counselor: Katherine Patterson
Email: katherine.patterson@ksd.org
Course Name(s): Counselor
Office Hours: 7 to 8 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email, Phone
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email

Counselor: Ben Schuldheisz 
Email: ben.schuldheisz@ksd.org
Course Name(s): Counselor
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Method of Communication for Office Hours: Email
Method of Communication for Class(es): Email

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