Office Staff

  • Karen Bertis image of Mrs. Bertis

    •  Public Office

    Education

    • De Anza Community College, Cupertino, California
    • SFCC (I got a great job at Hewlett Packard during my second year, so I left before getting a degree.).

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • Sooooo many! My favorite is when my daughter was a sophomore at Ferris, and she played the Stars and Stripes Forever piccolo solo for the Veterans' Day Con in the Auditorium. We are so lucky to have the BEST music program!

    Kristi Connelly image of Mrs. Connelly

    •  Data Processor 

    Education 

    • Crafton Hills College-California

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • Putting a mannequin dressed as a student with its head down on the desk in Mr. Lewis's office. He jumped pretty good. Good times

     


    Merri Dehmer image of Mrs. Dehmer

    •  Bookroom

    Education 

    •  I attended the University of Washington for 2 years then graduated from Eastern Washington University with a business/marketing degree

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • The chili cookoff when I found out after eating Robin Crain's chili what was really in it. :)

     


     Andrea Gillespie image of Mrs. Gillespie

    •  Guidance Office

    Education 

    • University of Idaho, bachelor's degree

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • I am a Ferris graduate, so I have so many great memories from when I was a student here. But, I would say my favorite memory is when I was hired and realized I was going to be a Saxon again!.

     


    LaRee Hanson image of Mrs. Hanson

    •  Office Manager

    Education 

    • I did not complete any college after high school. I started working through a DECCA program in high school when I was 16 and then started full-time work right after graduation. I am a hands on learner and learn by doing. I love technology and spreadsheets and have continued to learn by using these programs on a continual basis over the years. I have worked for Spokane Schools for over 25 years in various support roles (non-teaching). I like being the support person to the teachers and Administrators. I was fortunate that I was given challenging jobs that served as my "after high school learning" through the years. Although I did not have formal continuing education, I feel my education has not stopped but continues everyday.

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  My favorite memory is the first time I attended a Ferris Homecoming CON. Con's are held in the gym and the entire student body was there. The roar of the crowd, the energy, and excitement was amazing! I loved it!

     


    Laine Larson

    •  Library Clerk

    Education 

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    Favorite Ferris Memory

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    Anita Maher image of Mrs Maher

    • Student Office

    Education 

    •  Spokane Community College
    • Walla Walla University
    • Idaho State University-Graduated

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • I think Spirit weeks are a lot of fun! Seeing kids and staff dressed up. Also hearing Bands play! There is excitement in the air! :)

    Heidi Maloney image of Mrs. Maloney

    •  Student Office

    Education 

    •  Graduated from Rogers High School and attended Spokane Falls Community College for 3 years and completed two AAS degrees.

    Clubs and Sports

    • Nope! Too much responsibility! ;-)

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    •  I have lots of great memories but can't think of anything specific. I do love our spirit days and rubber chicken every year!

    Kim Reser image of Mrs. Reser

    •  Public Office

    Education 

    • Eastern Washington University - BA Education
    • Washington State University - Masters of Education, Counseling Psychology 

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • Some of my favorite memories are working here while my son Johnny attended Ferris. Being here during his senior year was very special and I so appreciate being on the school side of that year as well as the parent side.

    Vivienne Rowe image of Mrs. Rowe

    •  Business Office

    Education 

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    Favorite Ferris Memory

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    Emily Schutz image of Mrs. Schutz

    •  Public Office

    Education 

    • SFCC - AA Degree.

    Clubs and Sports

    • Cheerleading Coach  *\O/*

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • I have so many! Some favorites: cheering atop the podium leading the crowd at Rubber Chicken 2002, my senior year here; Coaching at State Cheerleading in 2013 - the first year Ferris made it to State!; State Basketball any year we've made it - particularly 2007 & 2008; Mr. Powell's class, Mr. Halstead's class, Mr. Jacobson's class were all fun; and I love working in the office every single day.

    Sydney Shanholtzer 

    •  Business Office-Lead Bookkeeper

    Education 

    • Whitworth University

    Favorite Ferris Memory

    • New to Ferris but ready to make lots of memories.