School Administration

Teachers

Administration

Chad Barkes
Chad BarkesPrincipal
Chad Barkes is the new principal at Sprague High School. Barkes started his career in SKPS in 2000 as an instructional assistant at Swegle Elementary School. He earned his teaching degree with a focus on special education from Western Oregon University in 2003. After that, Barkes taught at West Salem High School in the special education department for several years, then moved into the role of special education program assistant for nine years. He has been serving at Sprague as an assistant principal/athletic director since 2015.
Clinton Gertenrich
Clinton GertenrichAthletic Director
Clinton Gertenrich has worked his entire educational career for Salem-Keizer Public Schools and has been committed to building community at each of the schools he has served. He was an instructional assistant at McKay High School, taught at Houck Middle School, and he started his administrative career as an assistant principal at North Salem High School in 2000. He then served as principal and educational leader at Candalaria, Auburn, and Schirle elementary schools. A lifelong career dream of his has been to serve as an athletic director, and he was selected to become Sprague’s athletic director in 2019. He previously had successful coaching experiences at McKay, McNary, North Salem, South Salem, Sprague, Willamette University, and Corban University.
Mark Harris
Mark HarrisAssistant Principal
Mark Harris joined the Sprague Admin Team in 2019. Mr. Harris was born and raised in London, England graduating high school in 1997. From there he attended university at University College of London obtaining his Master’s degree. His educational career started in 2002, where he was a Math teacher at a secondary modern school back in London for several years as a Key Stage 4 coordinator. After emigrating to Salem in 2010, he landed a position as a Math teacher in Sprague High School, transitioned to an Instructional Coach at McKay High School for 2 years, before excitedly returning back as a Behavior Specialist and then Assistant Principal at Sprague.
Jim Miller
Jim MillerAssistant Principal
Jim Miller joined the Sprague Admin Team in 2021. Jim has been a part of Salem-Keizer Public Schools since 2001. He has served as a teacher, behavior specialist, assistant principal, and high school principal during that time. Prior to joining Sprague’s team, he served as an assistant principal in the EDGE program. Jim has also served in the Oregon Army National Guard since 1996.
Jesse Clayton
Jesse ClaytonAssistant Principal
Jesse Clayton has been with SKPS for 12 years, most recently serving as an assistant principal at McKay High School. Previous to McKay, Jesse was part of the administrative team at Sprague in the role of curriculum assistant principal. Jesse has also been a middle school assistant principal at both Leslie Middle School and Claggett Creek Middle school, as well as an instructional coach at Waldo Middle School. Jesse’s educational career began with her serving as a high school English and AVID teacher.

Teachers

Teacher NameSubjectWebsiteEmail
Alvarez Ramirez, DianaSpanish
Antillon, AJMath
Atkinson, StefaniEnglish
Axelson, EmilyMath
Bacus, LisaCounselor
Biamont, LaurenPE
Breddan, JeremyELD
Brown, DavidChoir
Buchheit, LukePE
Burgess, KatalinFrench
Burleson, SheriMath
Camarata, JessicaScience
Cash, JanelleHealth/PE
Cash, RyanSocial Studies
Charles, BrentSocial Studies
Clarkson, EdScience
Crandall, JulieCounselor
Curry, MichaelEnglish/Social Studies
Deleon, DeboraSpanish
Dobrkovsky, BryonMath
Dohman, ShaunSPED
Donahue, CharaEnglish
Ellis, JamieHealth
Fillion, MollyCounselor
Forcier, JimSocial Studies
Fujinami, KaceeScience
Geiger, JonScience
Graneto, JordanSocial Studies
Guzman, HeatherScience
Hall-Wunderlich, GretchenInstructional Mentor
Hardey, LisaLibrary
Harris, JulieEnglish
Hedgepeth, SarahSPED
Herrington, AshleeHealth
Hoem, JuliaBusiness Ed
Howe, RebeccaSPED
Jones, ChrisASL
Kalar, TracyFACS
Keating-Thomas,LisaEnglish
Keel, AmandaScience
Keene, KaileyLRC
Kenney, EmilyScience
Kleinman, MelindaMath
Kniefel, ScottEnglish
Kurtz, JeffreyBusiness
Leach-Provancha, KelsieArt
Lee, TaraEnglish
Lentz, CheriSpanish
Lilly-Davison, ErinEnglish
Livermore, DougMech Tech
Lowery, SusanPottery
Maddy, EmilyArt
Mahi, KimoHealth
Massee, PaulSPED
McElliott, KathleenEnglish
Minyard, JayPE
Neaveill, AlexComputer Science
Nevel, LauraSPED
Nickel, PhilipSocial Studies
Nolan, ChristopherVideo Prod
Oliver, MadiMath
Olsen, SigridSocial Studies
Peck, KarenMath
Phipps, TracyMath
Pope, Jacqueline Social Studies
Rael, LisaOrchestra
Rozewski, ShannonEnglish
Schmidt, DarinArt
Simmons, JenniferEnglish
Snyder, NickCAD
Sullivan, KariTheater
Stanaway, KariCounselor
Sturgis, EricCounselor
Take, BritDHH Specialist
Thomas, AngelaLRC
Trammell, ChristopherSocial Studies
Trammell, JustinSocial Studies
Vela, JavierLRC
Vowles, JenniferBand
Wanak, JeremyScience
Ward, AnnaSocial Studies
West, AmyHealth
Wiley, MeganSPED
Williams, CaseyHealth/PE
Wilson, RobinScience
York, Mariah Math