Humboldt County Office of Education: Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services

Resources for Educators: Professional Development • Curriculum • Classroom Supplies

The Learning Support Services Team provides a wide scope of support and services. We work directly with administrators and teachers, as well as community and regional partners.  On our favorite days, some of our team is onsite with students supporting continuous improvement efforts, conducting empathy interviews, listening sessions, or screening for English language development. Some of us even get to accompany classrooms as they release Steelhead into the Mad River. 

If you visit our department you’ll find a HERC staff member ready to help you find books or teaching supplies, Learning Specialists organizing professional development opportunities and leading networked improvement communities, and a diverse team coordinating events and programs to serve students and educators.

Department Manager

Rosie Slentz Ed.D.
Director, Learning Support Services
707-834-0786

Department Secretary

Mia Gonzales
Department Secretary
707-441-4503

Learning Support Staff

Rosie Slentz Ed.D.
Rosie Slentz Ed.D.
Director, Learning Support Services
707-834-0786
Mia Gonzales
Mia Gonzales
Department Secretary
707-441-4503
Jesse Alm
Jesse Alm
School Garden Coordinator
Agust�n Amaro, M.Ed.
Agust�n Amaro, M.Ed.
Learning Specialist, Language Learner Programs/History-Social Science
707-440-9159
Sharrone Blanck
Sharrone Blanck
Learning Specialist:Equity and Inclusion
707-440-9058
Erin Derden-Little
Erin Derden-Little
Farm to School Coordinator
707-441-2072
Lizzy Dostal
Lizzy Dostal
Learning Specialist: Arts
707-630-2113
Bill Funkhouser, MFA
Bill Funkhouser, MFA
Learning Specialist: Arts
707-616-3608
Hannah Gossi
Hannah Gossi
Library Technician
707-445-7076
Ashley Kane
Ashley Kane
Lead Library Systems Technician
707-445-7072
Olivia Kernen, M.B.A.
Olivia Kernen, M.B.A.
Expanded Learning Coordinator
707-445-7007
Nancy Kinziger
Nancy Kinziger
Nutrition Education Specialist II
707-445-7058
Rebecca Lowry
Rebecca Lowry
Learning Specialist-Native American Studies
707-582-2175
Roxanne Mellick
Roxanne Mellick
School Nutrition Programs Specialist
707-445-7042
Ruth Mitchell
Ruth Mitchell
Credentialed Librarian
707-441-4505
Shannon Morago, Ed.D.
Shannon Morago, Ed.D.
Learning Specialist: STEM
707-613-3484
Maggie Peters
Maggie Peters
Learning Specialist: Native American Studies
Megan Russin
Megan Russin
Nutrition Education Specialist I
707-441-2035
Mandy Thompson
Mandy Thompson
Professional Development Technician
707-441-4504
Erisan Villafana Torres
Erisan Villafana Torres
Community Liaison
707-440-9431
Eric Younger
Eric Younger
HCOE Courier
707-445-7072