Wainwright

Office of School Culture


Creating a Positive Culture and Predictable Climate

 

4200 Wainwright Avenue, Lansing, MI 48911

(517)755-2800  Fax: (517)755-2809

The Office of School Culture aims to help create a positive culture and predictable climate for all students with a focus on positive discipline and reinforcement, social emotional development, restorative practices, and holistic health and wellness.

Using a restorative and trauma informed lens, we provide resources for students and families in the following areas:

  1. mental and behavioral health support,
  2. basic needs and access to support,
  3. bio-psycho-social services,
  4. liaison between families and schools,
  5. transportation,
  6. wraparound services,
  7. systems coaching to administrators and school personnel,
  8. alternative educational settings, and
  9. community referrals. 

2019-20 Staff Directory

Cordelia Black, Executive Director of School Culture, (517)755-2800

Executive Director of programs, initiatives, and grants to improve School Culture: Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS),  School Climate Transformation Grant, Student Services, Nursing, Health and Sex Education, Homebound Services, Public Safety, Athletics, FORT Program, and Student Support Specialist Program.

Carrie Christian, Office Coordinator, (517)755-2802

Faith Molnar, Secretary, (517)755-2804


Shan Shaw, Student Services Specialist, (517)755-2810

Collaborates with school administration, school staff, and students and their families to develop and implement individual and school-wide intervention strategies to decrease negative student behaviors and to increase student engagement through systems of support of improve culture and climate as well as maintain compliance with the Student Handbook

Renee Benard, Student Services Specialist, (517)755-2808

Collaborates with school administration, school staff, and students and their families to develop and implement individual and school-wide intervention strategies to decrease negative student behaviors and to increase student engagement through systems of support of improve culture and climate as well as maintain compliance with the Student Handbook


Rose Taphouse, Student Services Coordinator, (517)755-2813

Coordinator of Families Overcoming Rough Times (F.O.R.T.) Program, which is the Homeless program.  Works with students in foster care and operates as the district's truancy officer.

Pamela Davis, Homeless Program Assistant, (517)755-2815

Support staff for the Families Overcoming Rough Times (F.O.R.T.) program working with homeless youth and their families.

Bryan Crenshaw, Truancy Support Specialist, (517)755-2805

Support staff for the district's Truancy Program. Assists with serving students and families and providing interventions to reduce absenteeism


Elizabeth Perez, Health Education Specialist and Sex Education Supervisor, (517)755-4869

Instructor of Puberty the Wonder Years and coordinator of pregnancy prevention and human development and sexuality education for the district


Linda Mondol, Homebound Teacher, (517)755-2803

Homebound Services  Communicates and collaborates with teacher(s) at school on student progress, provides tutorial services to help student gain basic information to complete assignments, obtains work from the student's school and returns work when complete


Susan Wheeler, Nurse-Team Leader, (517)755-5487

Michelle Rogers, Nurse, (517)755-5488

Erin Darnell, Nurse, (517)755-5483

Tamara Treat, Nurse, (517)755-5485

Amanda Gailitis, Nurse, (517)755-5484

Rebecca Hoff, Nurse, (517)755-5486

School Nurse at various schools

Karlin Cox, Special Ed. Nurse, (517)755-5765

Special Ed. Nurse at Beekman

MaryBeth Braddick, Special Ed. Nurse, (517)755-1166

Special Ed. Nurse at Dwight Rich

Randi Trumble, Special Ed. Nurse, (517)755-1716

Special Ed. Nurse at North


 

Open Position, Coordinator of Mental Health Integration,  (517)755-1358

Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy
 

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.

Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Student Learning
camela.diaz@lansingschools.net
(517) 755-2020

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:

Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator
bruce.lankheet@lansingschools.net
(517) 755-2030