• Review the elementary level educational specifications for the 鶹ý Public Schools that apply to all new elementary schools in the district. These educational specifications have been developed and reviewed for each elementary school rebuild and continue to evolve as program needs evolve.  These specifications are used to describe the district’s elementary school program; and
  • Recommend possible revisions to the elementary level educational specifications due to specific program requirements associated with Carl Cozier Elementary School; and
  • Following the completion of the elementary educational specifications, review and provide feedback on schematic and design development drawings for the Carl Cozier Elementary rebuild project.

Basis for Establishment: 

  • Prior to designing a school, a complete and accurate description of the desired educational program, instructional activities, as well as the functional, spatial and environmental needs related to the school must be established. This detailed description is referred to as educational specifications. Educational specifications help clarify and direct the scope of work and design requirements for the architects, engineers, and other professionals working on the building design and site plan.

Decision-Making Process: 

  • We are a recommending body to the Superintendent.

Plan of Work and Timeline:

  • The committee will work with the architects on the educational specifications and design elements related to the school.
  • Work on the educational specifications will begin in February 2024 and continue through the spring 2024.
  • Initial joint meetings with the Roosevelt Elementary Education Specifications & Design Advisory Committee to review the standard/district wise educational specifications that apply to all new elementary schools in the district.
  • Subsequent Carl Cozier only meetings will focus on site/building specific unique items associated with the new Carl Cozier Elementary.
  • 4-6 meetings (2 hours each) are anticipated.
    • Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 2-4 PM. 22, Feb. 29, Mar. 7, May 9, May 23.
    • Evening Community Meetings; dates and times TBD
    • Additional meetings as necessary; dates and times TBD


  • Anneke Palmerton, parent/community member
  • Hilary Schwandt, parent/community member
  • Makayla Baron, staff member
  • Joy Lovingood, staff member
  • Amy McAuliffe, staff member
  • Alex Paulson, staff member
  • Tania Quijada Flores, staff member
  • Adrienne Watkins, staff member
  • Maria Moench, staff member
  • Adele Delignette, WWU student
  • Ashton Sandoval Oaks, WWU student
  • Tom Gresham, Director, Teaching and Learning
  • Mark Peterson, Director Facilities and Sustainability
  • Patrick Durgan, Executive Chef & Director of Food Services
  • Debbie Haney, Assistant Director Early Childhood & Family Engagement
  • Analisa Ficklin, Director, Special Education
  • Jessica Sankey, Chief Operations Officer
  • Jackie Brawley, Executive Director Communications & Community Relations
  • Isabel Meaker, Executive Director, Family Engagement
  • Kurt Gazow, Executive Director, Technology
  • Ari Feeney, Executive Director, Human Resources
  • Russ Robinson, Safety & Security Management
  • Gretchen Pflueger, Grant Writer
  • Nicole Oliver, City of 鶹ý, Parks & Recreation
  • Brent Baldwin, City of 鶹ý, Public Works
  • Sara Ullman, City of 鶹ý, Planner II
  • Blake Lyon, City of 鶹ý, Planning Director
  • Seth Vidana, City of 鶹ý, Climate & Energy Manager
  • Shannon Millican, Whatcom Family YMCA, Elementary & Teen Program Director
  • Zach Ham, Dykeman architects
  • Miranda Otto, Dykeman architects
  • Curtis Lawyer, Director, Capital Projects
  • Corey Ayers, Capital Projects Manager
  • Julie Denton, Executive Administrative Assistant, Capital Projects
  • Co-Chair Carissa Jangard, Carl Cozier principal
  • Co-chair Jeff Coulter, Principal on Special Assignment


  • Regular meeting attendance
  • Respectful and collaborative interactions with committee members

Budget Implications:

  • Provide substitutes for staff as applicable