District Leadership

Washington Township Schools District Leadership & Support Areas

Phone: (317) 205-3332

Dr. Nikki Woodson, Superintendent

  • PTO President’s Circle Liaison
  • School Board
  • Oversight of Superintendent’s Cabinet
  • Oversight of All Divisions & Departments
  • District Strategic Plan
  • District Communications, Media Relations, PR and Branding
  • Legal Matters
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Systems Work Oversight
  • Formal Complaint Process Level 3 for all areas

Sean Taylor, Associate Superintendent

  • Parent Council Network Liaison
  • Safety & Security, WT School Police Dept.
  • Transportation Services Support Oversight
  • Technology Services Support Oversight
  • Support to Employee Matters (investigations, discipline, concerns, etc.)
  • District Calendar
  • Chief Title IX Coordinator & Training/Support for School Title IX Coordinators
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Systems Work Oversight for Leadership Areas
  • Formal Complaint Process Level 2 for areas of oversight
  • District Strategic Plan

Dr. Matt Kaiser, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

  • WTEA/Teacher Union Relations
  • Human Resource Division & Related Areas on District Strategic Plan
  • Certified Staff Human Resources Services:
    • Evaluation Development, Training & Oversight
    • Employee Recognitions Investigations, Discipline, Climate & Supports
    • Recruitment, Hiring & Retention
    • Collective Bargaining & Employee Compensation/Benefits
    • Employment Legal Matters and Compliance
  • Substitute Teacher Services
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Systems Work Oversight for Leadership Areas
  • Formal Complaint Process Level 2 for areas of oversight

Shaunna Redd, Assistant Director of Human Resources

  • Classified Staff Human Resources Services:
    • Evaluation Development, Training & Oversight
    • Employee Recognitions Investigations, Discipline, Climate & Supports
    • Recruitment, Hiring & Retention
    • Employee Compensation/Benefits
    • Employment Legal Matters and Compliance

Tim Blom, Director of K-5 Teaching & Learning

  • K-8 Student Handbook
  • K-12 Summer Enrichment
  • Elementary School Support:
    • Leadership Support
    • Teaching & Learning:  Curriculum, PD/Training, Resources & Support (MTSS)
    • High Ability Oversight
    • DEI Systems Work, SEL Oversight & PLC Deployment Oversight
    • Discipline Support
    • Alternative Programs/Supports & Summer Programming
    • Formal Complaint Process Level 2
    • School Improvement Plans & District Strategic Plan
  • AYS After School Care Liaison

Rick Doss, Director of 6-8 Teaching & Learning

  • K-12 Enrollment Management
  • K-12 Code of Conduct
  • K-12 Expulsion Process
  • K-12 Grants & Assessments
  • Middle School Support:
    • Leadership Support
    • Teaching & Learning:  Curriculum, PD/Training, Resources & Support (MTSS)
    • High Ability Oversight
    • DEI Systems Work, SEL Oversight & PLC Deployment Oversight
    • Discipline Support
    • Alternative Programs/Supports & Summer Programming
    • Formal Complaint Process Level 2
    • School Improvement Plans & District Strategic Plan

Dr. Rachel Sever, Director of 9-12 Teaching & Learning

  • K-12 ENL & DLI Supports
  • K-12 ENL Grants and Assessments
  • High School Support:
    • Leadership Support (NC,JEL,TN)
    • Teaching & Learning:  Curriculum, PD/Training, Resources & Support (MTSS)
    • High Ability Oversight
    • DEI Systems Work, SEL Oversight & PLC Deployment Oversight
    • Discipline Support
    • Alternative Programs/Supports & Summer Programming
    • Formal Complaint Process Level 2
    • 9-12 Student Handbook
    • School Improvement Plans & District Strategic Plan

Dr. Chad Michalek, Grants & Assessments Coordinator

  • ESSER/CARES Budget & Project Management
  • Teaching & Learning Grants
  • K-12 Assessment Oversight
  • Data Analysis of Assessments
  • Quality Assurance Review Support to District Strategic Plan & School Improvement Plans

Rose Bobal, Elementary Curriculum Coordinator

  • Elementary Instructional Coach Oversight
  • K-5 Professional Development
  • K-5 Program Evaluation
  • K-5 Curriculum
  • Elementary High Ability Support (Blom)

Robin Conti, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

  • Secondary Instructional Coach Oversight
  • 6-12 Professional Development
  • 6-12 Program Evaluation
  • 6-12 Curriculum
  • Secondary High Ability Support (Doss, Sever)

Alexandra Brownell, Assistant Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

  • Secondary Instructional Coach Oversight
  • 6-12 Professional Development
  • 6-12 Program Evaluation
  • 6-12 Curriculum
  • Secondary High Ability Support (Doss, Sever)

Dr. Ghirmay Alazar, Director of Student Services

  • Preschool Special Education
  • Legal Matters
  • Special Services Oversight (SPED,OT,PT)
  • Student Programs & Community Partnerships
  • Multilingual Family Liaison Oversight & Support
  • DEI Systems Work & PLC Deployment Oversight
  • Formal Complaint Process Level 2 for Areas of Oversight
  • Coordinator of 504 Plans
  • District Strategic Plan

Dr. Kathryn Szwed, Assistant Director of Student Services

  • Special Education Supports
  • Special Education Training/PD including CPI
  • Special Education Compliance, Data Review & Monitoring
  • School Psych Services and Speech Services
  • SPED Legal Matters
  • MTSS Supports

Jen Dodson, Lead Counselor

  • Comprehensive School Counseling Programming
  • Gender Identity Support Plan Development & Training
  • Development and Training for Equitable Counseling Framework
  • Suicide Ideation/Risk Assessment
  • Crisis Response Planning
  • College & Career Readiness

Crystal Haslett, Coordinator of Student Programs & Community Liaison

  • School Social Workers
  • Community Partnerships
  • Health Services
  • Suicide Ideation/Risk Assessment & Crisis Response Planning
  • Homeless Student Supports (Mckinney Vinto)
  • Department of Child Services Liaison
  • Multilingual Family Liaison Oversight & Support
  • Community Coalition

Becky Smith, Chief Financial Officer

  • WTS Foundation Liaison
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Business Services Division Leadership & Operations Division Support Oversight
  • Policy & Administrative Guidelines
  • Project Lead for Financial Software Conversion & Budget Management Strategic Planning
  • Request to Distribute Approval Process
  • Coordination & Support to School Treasurers
  • Curriculum Purchasing-Textbooks, Workbooks, etc.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Systems Work Oversight for Leadership Areas
  • Formal Complaint Process Level 2 for Areas of Oversight
  • District Strategic Plan

Marla Palacios, Director of Transportation

  • Transportation Department
  • Bus Services
  • Recruitment, Retention & Hiring for Transportation Staff
  • Transportation Compliance & Training
  • Transportation Communications

Angela Britain-Smith, Director of Operations

  • Operations Division Oversight
  • Maintenance, Construction Projects, Master Facility Planning
  • Request for Facility or Property Upgrades/Donations Review Process
  • Formal Complaint Process Level 2 for Areas of Oversight
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Systems Work Oversight for Leadership Areas
  • District Strategic Plan

Josh Bolles, Assistant Director of Operations

  • Child Nutrition
  • Warehouse / Courier (including curriculum materials distribution)
  • Custodial/Operations Support Services
  • District Printing Services
  • Facility Rental/Land Leases
  • Furniture Procurement & Surplus
  • Grounds Maintenance & Fire Marshall Compliance

Mike Kneebone, Director of Technology

  • Technology Department, Services & Funding
  • Media Services
  • K-12 Data Dashboard Project Lead
  • Formal Complaint Process Level 2 for Areas of Oversight
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Systems Work Oversight for Leadership Areas
  • District Strategic Plan

Chief Roosevelt Lindsey, Chief of Police

  • WTS Police Department
  • School Police Officers
  • Emergency Preparedness Response Protocols
  • Andy Frain Traffic Control & Safety Services
  • Safety and Security
  • Event Management