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September 21, 2020

Administrative Staff

Marc Thielman – Superintendent and Principal

Marc joined the Alsea School District in July of 2011. Marc has been a Superintendent/Principal since 2005 working at Yoncalla and Walloa prior to Alsea. He came to Alsea for the opportunity to run a preschool through 12th grade, open-enrollement school district founded on a business model designed to meet the needs of all students.

“I am forever a small school advocate. I love being able to be directly involved everything at Alsea School.”

Eric Clendenin – Director of Student Services

Eric is a new addition to Alsea School as of 2019. He brings with him many years experience as well as fresh and innovative ideas.

Katie Sapp – Deputy Clerk

Katie joined the school as the Deputy Clerk in 2014 after a 16 year career with the US Forest Service as a wildland fire dispatcher and communications specialist. Katie handles most things HR and Finance at the school.

“For me, working at the school gives me the opportunity to help make our community better place to raise kids. I enjoy coaching, working with the teachers and seeing positive changes throughout the school.”


Carmen MartinCarmen Martin – Transportation Supervisor

Carmen has worked at the school since 1988 running the volunteer hot lunch program that all students remember fondly! Prior to being the Transportation Supervisor, Carmen drove bus, coached, wrangled kids at recess and helped out as a classroom aide while raising three successful children.

“I love kids and want to see Alsea School Succeed.”

Jackie Hendrix – Secretary

Jackie joined the Alsea staff in 1997 as an Office Assistance, and as her experience progressed she became the secretary. As the secretary she handles the student body accounts and assists the Athletic Director with uniforms, game scheduling. Jackie enjoys helping the High School students with their day-to-day issues.

Keenan ElbersKeenan Elbers – Maintenance Supervisor

Keenan joined the school in 2015 and has completed some impressive projects for the school. In the summer of 2016, he rebuilt the bleachers in the gym and they are BEAUTIFUL [come check them out]. Before joining the school staff, Keenan worked as a general contractor.

“I like working at the school because there are great people here and I am with my children.”


Annastazia Stoffell – School Secretary/Registrar

Annastazia joined the school in 2017. She has over 15 years of customer service experience and a variety of knowledge. She enjoys working in the front office assisting students, parents, and visitors.

“I was looking for the small school, inclusive opportunity for my children. I was able to find it within Alsea. I am grateful for the opportunity to work and see my children everyday, who I know are recieving a personalized education.”


Shanon Rice – Special Programs

Shanon began working as a sub aide in 2013. After obtaining her Master’s Degree she has held various teaching positions before settling into Special Programs. She has a passion for finding things that work for all students, individualized and on a wide scale.

“I love serving the community I grew up in.”


Lora Dowless – Assistant Deputy Clerk/Online Secretary & Registrar

Lora came here in the spring of 2017 as a substitute extraordinaire. She has worked in education as an elementary school office manager (11 years) and Confidential Assistant in the District office for 2 years.  She loves the small community ambiance and the feeling of family here at Alsea.  She loves to learn new things and take on challenges with a sense of ‘can do’ attitude. Helping to build the Alsea Online Program is an honor.

My father (my hero) used to always tell me: ‘if you can look in the mirror at the end of the day and say “I did my best” then no one can ask anymore of  you.”