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

Associate Superintendent of programs, initiatives, and grants to improve School Culture:  Project PEACE, Student Services, CRPBIS, Nursing, Health Education, Homebound Services, Public Safety, Athletics, FORT Program, and Student Support Specialist Program.

Carrie Christian, Coordinator, (517)755-2802

Coordinator to Dr. Karlin Tichenor for the Office of School Culture

Open Position, Secretary, (517)755-2804

Secretarial support for the Office of School Culture


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


Open Position, 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