Review and possibly update the educational specifications created for the Bellingham School District in July 2007 that were used to describe the district’s middle school program. The Committee will provide input to the architect associated with the middle-level instructional program.
Basis for Establishment
Rebuild Whatcom Middle School following the November 5, 2009, fire. Review the programmatic, functional, spatial, and environmental requirements of the middle school program. Clarify and direct the scope of work and design requirements for the architects, engineers, and other professionals working on the building design. Educational specifications include a thorough, in-depth explanation of curriculum goals and instructional activities that occur within the middle-level learning environment. A detailed description of the educational program enables complete and accurate descriptions of functional and spatial needs resulting in a successful design.
The Whatcom Middle School Educational Specifications Ad Hoc Committee meets to advise the Superintendent on this specific issue; it dissolves when this work is completed. (October 2010)
The Whatcom Middle School Educational Specifications Ad Hoc Committee meets monthly.
- Jeff Coulter – Co-chair
Whatcom Middle School Planning Principal and Columbia Principal
- Doug Kyles – Co-chair
Executive Director School Administration
- Ethan Behee
Seventh Grade Student, Whatcom Middle School
- Ann Buswell
Assistant Principal, Whatcom Middle School
- Ron Cowan
Assistant Superintendent, Business and Operations
- Mary Davis
- Brad Johnson
Chair, Depart. of Physics, Western Washington University
- Robert Knickrehm
6th Grade Math/Science Teacher, Whatcom Middle School
- Warner Lucas
Head Custodian, Whatcom Middle School
- Josh Meese
Physical Education Teacher, Whatcom Middle School
- Adele Pears
Secretary to the Principal, Whatcom Middle School
- Darilyn Sigel
Librarian/6th Grade Teacher, Whatcom Middle School
- Shelley Sulkin
8th Grade Science Teacher, Whatcom Middle School
- James Walsh
Special Education Teacher, Whatcom Middle School
- Leora Willis
Art Teacher, Whatcom Middle School
- Jim Zurcher
8th Grade Core Teacher, Whatcom Middle School
Ed Spec Facilitators
John Jones, Dykeman Architects
Kelli Smith Dykeman Architects
For more information, please contact Jeff Coulter at 676-5500.
If you would like a copy of the WMS Educational Specifications, call Olivia Kennedy at 676-6500.