Office of School Culture

Cordelia Black

Executive Director of School Culture

Executive Director of the following programs, initiatives and grants to improve School Culture and Climate:  Athletics, Student Athletic Development, Public SafetyTitle IX, District Support Specialist Program, Attendance Team, Homeless Program (FORT), Student ServicesNursing, Health & Sex Education, Homebound Services, Parent Community Advisory Committee (PCAC), Community Outreach, Mental Health, Project PEACE, CRPBIS, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Michigan Department of Education SEL Grant, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Justice STOP Grant.

Angela Warren
Leticia Chambers
Coordinator Secretary   

4200 Wainwright Ave.
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 755-2800
(517) 755-2809 Fax

Chris Henderson
Bruce Lankheet
District Athletic Director Director of Public Safety
Jennifer West
Susan Wheeler
Director of Culture & Climate Director of Health

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. Social emotional learning
  2. Mental and behavioral health support;
  3. Basic needs and access to support;
  4. Bio-psycho-social services;
  5. Liaison between families and schools;
  6. Wraparound services;
  7. Systems coaching to administrators and school personnel; and
  8. Community referrals. 

Cordelia Black

Executive Director of School Culture 

(517) 755-2800


Angela Warren    

Office Coordinator 

(517) 755-2802

Leticia Chambers    


(517) 755-2800 


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

Rose Taphouse

Homeless Coordinator

(517) 755-2816

Coordinator of Families Overcoming Rough Times (F.O.R.T.) Program, which is the Homeless program. 


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

Attendance Specialist 

(517) 755-2805

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


Charles Timms

Attendance Specialist 

(517) 755-2803

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


Health Education Specialist and Sex Education Supervisor

(517) 755-4869

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


Homebound Teacher

(517) 755-2803

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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.

Chris Henderson

District Athletic Director

 (517) 755-5694

Daniel Pham

District Athletic Coordinator

 (517) 755-4591



School Nurses

Susan Wheeler 

(517) 755-5487

Dwight Rich, Eastern, Gier Park & Sheridan Road


Erin Darnell

(517) 755-5488

 North, Post Oak, Pattengill & Wexford

Tamara Treat

(517) 755-5485

Lewton, Reo & Sexton


Amanda Gailitis

(517) 755-5484 

Attwood, Mt. Hope, Lyons & Riddle

Rebecca Hoff

(517) 755-5486



Kate McCarthy

(517) 755-5765

Beekman Center

MaryBeth Braddick


Dwight Rich 


Randi Trumble

(517) 755-5541


Jennifer Davis


Averill & Everett 


Jessica Comer


Cavanaugh,  Dwight Rich & Kendon

Kellie Minarik


Beekman, Cumberland, & Willow


District Support Specialists

WJ Davis

(517) 755-4742


Theresa Van Fleet

(517) 755-5563



Cary Johnson  

(517) 755-4958

Averill New Tech Elementary 


Leslie Ann Hadley

(517) 755-5636

Lyons Elementary School

Natalie McQueary

(517) 755-1250

Cavanaugh STEAM Elementary




Jessica Braga-Henebry

(517) 755-1160

Dwight Rich School of Arts

Jalissa Huntley

(517) 755- 5890

Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School


Nancy Suarez-Long

(517) 755-5221

Dwight Rich School of Arts

Diamonda Edmond

(517) 755-5457

Post Oak International 


Aaron Mendez

(517) 755-2057

Eastern High School

Dr. Carolyn Stone

(517) 755-2628

Reo Elementary School


Lindsey Robinson 

(517) 755-4256

Eastern High School   

Kristy McCarthy                  

(517) 755-4315

Riddle Elementary School


Denise Griffin

(517) 755-4489

Everett High School 

Clarence Hassel, Jr.

(517) 755-4676

 J.W. Sexton High School


Student Athlete Development Supervisors & AB




Mental Health Specialists


Julia Dawson

(517) 755-4415

Everett High School


Brandy Jones

STAR Grant Director 


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Kendall Nishi

STAR Intervention Specialist

(517) 755-4012



STAR Intervention Specialist

(517) 755-2983

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Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS)  support school teams to establish a positive culture and climate throughout the District. Specifically addressing what interventions are available at schools to help reduce disciplinary outcomes, increase attendance, and prevent disparities.


Office of School Culture
4200 Wainwright Ave.
Lansing, MI 48911

Fax (517)755.2809

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025