New Staff Members

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Hilary Johnson

Science Teacher


Bachelor in Chemistry and Master in Secondary Education

Hilary Johnson is from Ashland, Oregon. She is curious about how things work! Hilary Johnson is new to the science room but not to the district. Johnson was a member of the school board for 6 years from 2015 -2021. She has some long term projects for the kids this year that will liven up the classroom!

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Lee Petty

2nd grade teacher


BA in multi-subjects k-8 from Glenville State College


Mr. Petty is originally from Ohio. He has 13 years of teaching experience in grades k-8. Mr. Petty is excited to have a 2nd grade classroom and enjoys working with elementary students.

Ashley Jones

School Counselor

Master's Degree - School Counseling, BA in Humanities from WSU, TBRI Practitioner, currently getting a graduate certificate from Marshall University in Violence, Loss & Trauma


Ashley is from Washington. She is excited to build relationships with staff and students this year. As well as implementing supports that are helpful to our district.

Lena Hawthorne

School Nurse

SOCC Nursing School and University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts


As the school nurse Lena will be working with students, staff, and families to keep our community healthy and in school! She is from Sixes, Oregon and excited to begin working with the district.

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Amanda Steimonts

Business Manager

Masters in Business Administration


New to the District, Amanda is here to help plan and manage the finances for the district. She is originally from Myrtle Point, loves going on hikes and spending time at the beach with her two sweet little boys and family.

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Brittany Figueroa

Community Liaison / Attendance Advocate / Afterschool Program Director

BA in Visual Communications Design from Western Oregon University


Brittany Figueroa is the first Community Liaison / Attendance Advocate in our district, and will also be taking over the Afterschool Program. She is an alumni of both Driftwood and Pacific High School graduating in 2015. Her many titles can be summed up as ensuring students are present, engaged, and able to learn. As well as keeping the community informed and heard.

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Robert Jones

Industrial Arts Teacher

BS Industrial Technology education USU


Mr. Jones will be teaching Welding, Woodworking, CAD, and Horticulture at Pacific High School this year. He moved from Pennsylvania and retired from the Marine Corps after 24 years of service.

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Julie Boak

3rd Grade Teacher

Masters in Elementary Education & Bachelors in Animal Science 


Mrs. Boak is new to this position but not new to the district, she has worked as a Substitute Teacher for the district for the past three years and has been fortunate enough to get to know many of the students in the district. She is looking forward to having her own classroom this year. Mrs. Boak grew up in Bandon where she attended kindergarten through High School Graduation. She played soccer for Pacific High School Junior and Senior years.

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Donna Johannesmeyer

4th grade teacher

Marine Biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and Elementary Education degree from Adams State College in Colorado

Mrs. Johannesmeyer was born and raised in South Carolina. Since then she has lived in the Rocky Mountain states of Montana, Colorado, and most recently lived in Sheridan, Wyoming. She had been an elementary school teacher for the past 12 years. She is excited to get to know her students, learn more about the history of Oregon, and be a part of the Driftwood school garden!

District Office Staff

Steve Perkins


Ext. 151

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Tara Garratt


Ext. 153

Chad Berry

Facilities Supervisor

Cheryl Strope

Business Manger


Don Drescher


PHS Ext. 123


Jered Rush

Director of Technology

PHS Ext 128


Jackie Seagrave



Stephanie Smith

Administrative Assistant/HR

Ext 150


Lyle Keeler


Pacific High School Staff

Krista Nieraeth


Ext. 157


Cindy Pogwizd

Library/ASPIRE Coordinator

Ext. 101

Heidi Wacker


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Marty Hansen


Ext. 116

Ben Stallard

Vice Principal/P.E. Teacher

Ext. 121

Steven Taylor


Ext. 103

Phoebe Skinner

Social Studies/History/Econimics

Ext 114

Kandi Wyatt


Ext. 107

Kari Engdahl

Office Manager

Ext. 100

Jeanne Jezuit


Ext. 113

Leila Thompson


Ext 108

Bonita Stout

Special Education

Special Services Cooridantor

Ext. 112

Robert Brown


Ext. 104

Jon Hubbard


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Eric Schickel

Vocational/Art Teacher

Ext. 120/119

Driftwood Elementary School

Krista Nieraeth


Ext. 300


Garth Gant

Elementary PE Teacher

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Selena Stewart

Third Grade Teacher

Ext. 308

Phoebe Skinner

7-8 Social Studies Teacher

& Language Arts

Ben Stallard

Vice Principal

PHS Ext. 121

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Teal Fleming

Kindergarten Teacher

Ext. 310

Christina King

Fourth Grade Teacher

Ext. 305

Leila Thompson

RTI Coordinator

Nicola Steers

Office Manager

Ext. 320

Dixi Howard

First Grade Teacher

Ext 312

Nancy Windholz

Fifth Grade Teacher

Ext. 304

Kandi Wyatt

7-8 Health/PE Teacher

Bonita Stout

Special Education

Special Services Cooridantor

Ext. 318

Hanna Jantzi

Second Grade Teacher

Ext. 311

Heidi Wacker

Sixth Grade Teacher

Ext. 303

Jessica Hinners

Office Assistant