Wainwright

Office of School Culture


4200 Wainwright Ave., Lansing, MI 48911
Phone (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. 

2017-2018 STAFFING DIRECTORY

Dr. Karlin J. Tichenor, Executive Director for School Culture, ext 2801

Executive Director of programs, initiatives, and grants to improve School Culture:  Project PEACE, Student Services, CRPBIS, Nursing, Health Education, Encircle, Homebound Services and Student Support Specialists

Shan Shaw, Student Services Specialist, ext 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

Clifton Foster, Student Services Specialist, ext 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, ext 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, ext 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, ext 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, ext 4869

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

Danielle Deschamps, Encircle Coordinator, ext 1665

Teacher and Coordinator in the Encircle Program, an alternative placement to suspension for students who have violated the Student Handbook, to develop social skills and behavior management skills

Nancy Zamiara, Secretary, ext 2804

Secretarial support for the Office of School Culture,

LaNette Hester, Secretary, ext 2802

Secretarial support for the Office of School Culture,

Susan Wheeler, Nurse-Team Leader, ext 5487

Michelle Rogers, Nurse, ext 5488

Erin Darnell, Nurse, ext 5483

Tamara Treat, Nurse, ext 5485

Amanda Gailitis, Nurse, ext 5484

Rebecca Hoff, Nurse, ext 5486

School Nurse at various schools

Karlin Cox, Special Ed. Nurse, ext 5765

Special Ed. Nurse at Beekman

MaryBeth Braddick, Special Ed. Nurse, ext 1166

Special Ed. Nurse at Dwight Rich

Randi Trumble, Special Ed. Nurse, ext 1716

Special Ed. Nurse at North

Gina Zerka, Project Specialist for Project PEACE, ext 2921

Mental Health Specialist and Coordinator of the Project PEACE Program (Gardner, Attwood, North, Pattengill, and Everett)

Christine Zouaoui, Mental Health Specialist, ext 4543

Mental Health Specialist for the Project PEACE Program at Everett

Kelly Skrzypchak, Mental Health Specialist, ext 2925

Mental Health Specialist for the Project PEACE Program at Gardner

Renee Benard, Mental Health Specialist, ext 3136

Mental Health Specialist for the Project PEACE Program at Pattengill and Attwood