• Following the completion of the Whatcom Middle School Educational Specifications (see Whatcom Educational Specifications Ad Hoc Committee), the next step in the process of rebuilding/repairing Whatcom Middle School is to produce design documents.  The Committee will work with the architects and other consultants in an advisory capacity to produce schematic, deisgn development, and construction drawings for the school.

Basis for Establishment

  • Plans for the actual building need to be developed in order for the work to be bid and a contract awarded for the rebuilding/repair of Whatcom middle School following the fire on November 5, 2009.

Committee Type

  • The Whatcom Middle School Design Advisory Ad Hoc Committee meets to advise the Superintendent on this specific issue; it dissolves when this work is completed.

Meeting Information

  • The Committee meets periodically throughout the design process which is anticipated to be from September 2010 through January 2011.


  • 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
    Community Member
  • 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

Related Documents:

Whatcom Middle School Schematic Plans