Meet Our New CMS Staff!!
Mrs. Bearden 7th/8th Grade Science
Amy Bearden grew up in Lake Oswego Oregon, graduating from Lakeridge High School in 2003. She loves to swim, and swam for the Lake Oswego Swim Club throughout Middle and High School. Her love of swimming influenced her love of the outdoors, hiking all over oregon to find new swimming holes, and later to earn her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Portland State University in 2012. She loved working as a swim coach throughout college and teaching others to swim so she decided to earn her Masters in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College in 2017.
Mr. Ohannessian 6th Grade ELA/SS
Mike has been teaching social studies and English for two years at the middle school level in the Beaverton School District. He has a bachelor's degree in history which is his passion and also a master's degree in education, both from Portland State University. Mike lives in Aurora, drives a silly little green car and has a wife and 10 month old daughter who he enjoys spending his free time with. His hobbies include: Powerlifting, eating large portions, barbecuing/smoking meat, yard work, watching Netflix , watching his beard grow. Mike wants to become a long term Colton community member who's classes you love to talk about and is involved in creating better athletes and citizens through facing challenges, improving nutrition and strength training.
Mrs. Collins Special Education Teacher
Kendra Collins grew up in Newberg and moved with her family to Colton for her high school years. Kendra graduated from Colton High School and Colton has always held a special place in her heart. As her three children started to enter school, Kendra and her husband Ben, decided that they wanted to move their family back to the great community of Colton. During her free time she loves to camp, hike, water ski and float the river with her husband and three children. Kendra obtained her Bachelor of Science from PSU and will be working on her Masters Degree in Special Education over the next 3 years. She has worked for the the district for the past 3 years as an Administrative Assistant and Student Service Secretary. She is very excited to be working with students in the classroom and supporting students growth towards adulthood.
Bethany West CMS Administrative Assistant
Bethany West is a mama to 3 beautiful kids and a wife to her favorite guy in the world. She grew up here in our amazing little town of Colton and only moved away for a short period of time. When her oldest child reached school age, she knew Colton was where they wanted their children to be. Bethany spends most of her time watching her kids compete in sports; even travelling recently to Montana to watch their daughter play in the Little League Western Regionals. When she's not running from sport to sport, she enjoys hunting and fishing with her husband, being outside and enjoying life as a family. Bethany worked as an EA for the Colton School District for the past two years and is now so excited to transition to her new position as the Middle School Administrative Assistant! Our schools are full of great teachers and awesome kids. Bethany is excited to see what adventures this new school year brings!
Brooklyn Anderson Educational Assistant
Brooklyn Anderson moved to Colton with her husband Jeremy Anderson in 2016. She taught as an associate teacher for 3rd/4th and 5th grade at Molalla River Academy during the 2017-2018 school year. Her dream was to get a job in the Colton School District so that when she and her husband have children she can be more involved with their schooling and our wonderful community of Colton. Brooklyn cannot wait to see where this new adventure at Colton takes her family!