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Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!

August 21, 2014

As we begin the year I would like to briefly share some information about myself.  My name is Terry Cheshire, and in April I was honored to be hired as the new principal at Park Place Middle School.  I began my career as an educator 31 years ago when I was hired as a teacher in the Kent School District.  During my teaching career I was very fortunate to work with some amazing educational leaders who took it upon themselves to mentor and encourage me to become a building level administrator. In 1989, I began my administrative  career as an assistant principal at a middle school in the Olympia School District.  Since that time I have been honored to serve as a building administrator at the elementary, middle, junior high and high school levels.  Most recently I served as the principal at H. M. Jackson High School in the Everett School District.  Also during my administrative career I have been afforded two opportunities to work in the central office. Approximately 11 years ago I served as the Director of Secondary Education in the Auburn School District and this past year I served as the Director of Personnel Services in the Mukilteo School District.  While working in the central office was rewarding, ultimately I missed working with students and both times I made the decision to return to my passion of being a building administrator.  For me, working with students and the educators who serve them is exciting and being in a school is where I find my passion.   

This past spring I was able to spend several days at Park Place meeting both students and many of the Park Place staff members.  I was impressed with the students’ behavior and their focus in the classroom.  The staff members I met with consistently conveyed their commitment to the school and to providing our students with the best education possible.  I am excited about our the opportunities that will be available to us during the next several years and I am looking forward to working with our students, staff and you the parents to ensure that we are providing our students with the education that will prepare them for their future academic and career opportunities.

I want to welcome each of you to the new school year.  I am excited to begin the year and having the opportunity to work with your child(ren) and hopefully meeting you.  If you have any questions that I can be of assistance in answering, please feel free to call me.


Terry Cheshire
Go Pumas!


Park Place Middle School
1408 West Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272-2099

Park Place Middle SchoolPhone: 360-804-4300
Counseling: 360-804-4303
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Fax: 360-804-4399

School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4301

Terry Cheshire, Principal
Joel Garrison, Assistant Principal
Lisa Johnson, Secretary
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor

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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395

2013-2014 Officers are:

  • President
    • Jeannine Hall
  • Vice President
    • Randie Baker
  • Secretary
    • LaVonne Clark
  • Treasurer
    • Tiffany Martin


Dialing 360-804-2998 accesses staff voice mailboxes.

The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.

Staff Telephone Directory

Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
Barr, Jeanette Attendance Secretary  
Beazley, Irene Learning Specialist  
Berg, Vicki Learning Specialist  
Berry, Dan Science  
Blanton, Steve Custodian  
Boyle, Tonia 8th Grade Humanities
Brainard, Dianne Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
Cheshire, Terry Principal  
Cole, Barbara Paraeducator  
Conner, Patty Science  
Crump, Denise Paraeducator  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

Day, Craig


Mr. Day's Class Website

Detloff, Liz 8th Grade Humanities  
Donohue, Chad 7th Grade Humanities  
Dow, Katie PE  
Duemchen, Ansgar Band  
Edelsward, Courtney Learning Specialist  
Elles, Carlos Spanish Speaking Liaison  
Frye, Jeremy Learning Specialist  
Garbutt, Monica 6th Grade  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Gibson, Debbie Family & Consumer Science  
Giordana, Mike Custodian  
Gogan, Krista Learning Specialist  
Goguen, Ada Paraeducator  
Hall, Jeannine Paraeducator  
Harlowe, Robin Nurse  
Hartman, Jim Science  
Hartway, Maura Science  
Harvey, Jayne PE Ms Harvey
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holland, Scott Science  
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator  
Hornbacher, Kim 8th Grade Humanities  
Hudson, Susan Paraeducator  
Huskey, Ann Paraeducator  
Hutson, Helen Athletic Secretary  
Hyvonen, Pamela Nurse  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Johnson, Lisa Secretary  
Jordan, Amy Paraeducator  
Keller, Steve Psychologist  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Land, Misti Paraeducator  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
Mata, Pat Attendance/ASB Secretary  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
McLemore, Conan Paraeducator  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
Olson, Sandra Interventionist  
O'Neill, Heather 7th Grade Humanities  
Patton, James Math and Science  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
Pysden, Sharon Paraeducator  
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities  
Schaeffer, Billie Paraeducator  
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities  
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities  
Squire, Dawn Paraeducator  
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist  
Stuart, Jim Custodian  
Tjarda, Joyce Paraeducator  
Trabanino, Elsa Counselor  
Weber, Ken Art  
Wenker, Kayla Occupational Therapist  
Williams, Theresa Science Theresa Williams
Winslow, Natalie Science  
Woolley, Annette Math  


Park Place Middle School will provide a safe and nurturing learning environment in which staff members will guide students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.