Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools helps our students and their families address needs that go beyond the classroom. Site coordinators identify students needing support with the goal of keeping students engaged in school.

Communities in Schools welcome table

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Types of support that can be provided are:

  • Finding assistance for food, rent, utilities, clothes, and more
  • Obtaining additional academic support for students in or out of school
  • Connecting students and families with teachers and other staff
  • Working with students to improve school attendance, behavior, or academics
  • Providing assistance with finding a counselor or a mental health professional
  • Talking about student concerns at school

For more information, contact the school site coordinator or visit the Communities In Schools Benton-Franklin website.

Elementary Site Coordinators

Badger Mountain Elementary
Amber Gonzalez

Jason Lee Elementary
Chelsea Poe

Jefferson Elementary
Patricia Mendoza

Lewis & Clark Elementary
Stephanie Lopez

Marcus Whitman Elementary
LeeAnna Wright

Sacajawea Elementary
Rylie Drury

Tapteal Elementary
Darlene Johnson

Middle/High School Site Coordinators

Carmichael Middle School
Jamey Alvarado

Chief Joseph Middle School
Mindy Lee

Hanford High School
Tiara Villegas

Richland High School
Adilene Amaro

River's Edge High School
Irene Padilla