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Equity Department and Equity Building Leaders

The Equity Department is lead by dedicated staff from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, each school in Issaquah has an Equity Building Leader to help guide the work at each building. Meet the team.

Equity Department

Executive Director - Equity

Alaina Sivadasan

Administrative Assistant - Equity

Susie Yamane

Family Partnership Specialist

Lorna Gilmour

Equity Specialist

Sharon Roy

Family Partnership Liaisons

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a, o mande un texto o llame al 425-331-9555.  

需要協助與老師或職員溝通嗎?請發送電子郵件至 獲取協助並回答問題或填寫表格。此外,學校的教職員也可以與您聯繫提供協助。

Need help communicating with teachers or staff? Please  email to get help answering questions or filling out forms. Also, someone from the school can contact you with help or answers. 

Liliana Medina (Español)
Family Partnership Liaison
Office Phone: 425-837-7141
Cell Phone: 425-651-5170
Text: 425-331-9555
Wenli Mithal (中文)
Family Partnership Liaison
Office Phone: 425-837-7106
Cell Phone: 425-651-5205
Text: 978-252-3686
Ina Ghangurde (हिंदी, मराठी)
Family Partnership Liaison
Office Phone: 425-837-7008 
Cell Phone: 425-651-9245     
Text: 252-563-3498

Issaquah High School
Issaquah Middle School
Clark Elementary
Issaquah Valley Elementary
Sunset Elementary

Skyline High School
Beaver Lake Middle School
Pine Lake Middle School
Cascade Ridge Elementary
Cedar Trails Elementary
Challenger Elementary
Creekside Elementary
Discovery Elementary
Endeavour Elementary
Sunny Hills Elementary

Liberty High School
Cougar Mountain Middle School
Maywood Middle School
Pacific Cascade Middle School
Apollo Elementary
Briarwood Elementary
Cougar Ridge Elementary
Grand Ridge Elementary
Maple Hills Elementary
Newcastle Elementary

VOICE Mentor Program


is an in-school mentoring program that pairs caring adult or high school volunteers with Issaquah School District students for one-on-one, supportive relationships. We provide mentors for students K-12 at all 26 Issaquah schools.

Learn more on their website.

VOICE Program Specialists

Heidi Kayler      Tina Weber

Building Equity Leaders for 2022-23

Elementary Schools
Equity Building Leaders  
Apollo Elementary  Sarah Shero
Briarwood Elementary   Leilani Kollasch
Briarwood Elementary   Jacob Schmitt
Cascade Ridge Elementary Madyson Evans 
Cedar Trails Elementary Chelsea Ross
Challenger Elementary Carrie Granados
Clark Elementary Annie Frates 
Cougar Ridge Elementary Cathy Chmielewski
Creekside Elementary  Maureen Walmsley
Discovery Elementary Marni Vail
Endeavour Elementary Khrisla Mulvany 
Grand Ridge Elementary Laura Kamau 
Issaquah Valley Elementary Renee Saucier
Maple Hills Elementary Jodi Tutor
Maple Hills Elementary Christina Stempson 
Newcastle Elementary Shelby Buker
Sunny Hills Elementary Donna Oslin
Sunset Elementary Chrissie Wright
Middle Schools
Equity Building Leaders
Beaver Lake Middle Tiffany Bahall 
Cougar Mountain Middle Chris Wieland
Issaquah Middle Oracio Valdez
Issaquah Middle Heather McDonough
Maywood Middle Randee Kissinger
Pacific Cascade Middle Susan McDonald
Pine Lake Middle Kristina Klein


High Schools
Equity Building Leaders
Echo Glen James Wood
Gibson Ek High Tonja Reischl
Issaquah High Vidhya Sankaranarayanan
Liberty High Kaela Yuen
Liberty High Raquel Montoya
Skyline High Anu Kamath 
Skyline High Todd Caffey