About

The Intervention Team

The purpose of the Intervention Team is to assess and support each student according to their specific needs. As it’s stated in the Bible, “Admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all” (1 Thess. 5:14 ESV).

Enlightium Academy (Enlightium) has developed a three-tiered approach to academic intervention built on tested principles of student care. The Intervention Team brings together counselors, teachers, specialists, and administration from many areas of Enlightium to support our students when the need arises.

The Intervention Team utilizes a comprehensive array of tools and techniques to closely monitor students and identify those most at-risk to struggle academically. We work with students who have low grades, low progress, or upon request by a counselor or teacher. Our goal is to equip students to maximize every resource at their disposal while also providing guidance to develop their academic skills.

Mission & Vision

Our objective is to equip students to overcome ongoing challenges, grow into lifelong learners, and uphold Christian discipline and character while cultivating resilience and resourcefulness.

Will Mead

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Mr. Will Mead

K-12 Principal

Will Mead graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Washington University and holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University. He holds state and ACSI certifications. Before joining Enlightium, he worked in local, brick and mortar, private schools, and earlier in his career he worked as a scientist in a clinical laboratory. Will joined Enlightium as a science teacher in 2017, then served in administration before entering his current role as K-12 Principal. 

Will and his wife married in 2006 and have four children. In his free time, Will enjoys reading works of science and philosophy, playing chess, and watching musical theatre.

“My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121:2

Reshanna Anderson

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Mrs. Reshanna Anderson

Intervention Program Coordinator

Reshanna has a triple AAS business degree in Business, Marketing, and Management. Prior to moving north of Spokane, Reshanna was involved with the women’s ministry and small group bible studies at her church.  

She currently lives North of Spokane with her husband of over 20 years and their teenage niece on their small ranch, “God’s Blessing”. During the 2020 year, Reshanna and her husband welcomed their first grandchild. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, neighbors, and animals, going on walks and bike rides, and working on her never ending list of DIY projects.

One of Reshanna’s favorite moments is when a student has a “lightbulb” moment, and they realize their potential and value to God. 

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

James 1:12

Hillary Benedict

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Ms. Hillary Benedict

Counselor

Ms. Benedict began working with Enlightium Academy in 2019. She is state and ACSI certified.

She graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Business Management and minoring in English. While she was in the business world, she began volunteering with the youth program at her church and teaching Junior Achievement classes in local elementary schools. This fostered her passion for encouraging and working with students and led her to attend Eastern Washington University. She graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in School Counseling in June, 2019. During her time there, she became invested in working with high school students on social-emotional issues, particularly anxiety, and post-secondary planning. She believes in fostering nurturing, encouraging relationships with students and parents and loves seeing students grow through cooperation and learning self-advocacy. She is currently working on her ASCA U Specialist Training in Anxiety and Stress Management.

In her free time, Ms. Benedict loves taking long walks with Hank, her golden retriever, reading, spending time with her friends and family, writing, baking, and trying new foods and recipes.

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life."

Psalms 143:8

Haley Ward

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Mrs. Haley Ward

Customer Service

Haley joined Enlightium Academy in the fall of 2018. She has experience in Children’s Ministry and various customer service roles. Haley enjoys reading, going on walks, and studying God’s word with friends. She lives in Spokane, WA with her husband.

“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”

Psalm 116:5-7

Colten Lindberg

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Mr. Colten Lindberg

Student Mentor

Mr. Lindberg received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies with an Interdisciplinary in Education from Moody Bible Institute in 2016. Mr. Lindberg is ACSI certified.

Mr. Lindberg has been with the Enlightium team since 2015 working first as a high school Bible and mathematics teacher. He now serves as the Student Mentor, working with a diverse group of students to help them reach their practical academic goals. Coordinating student support between teachers, counselors, and parents, Mr. Lindberg seeks to compassionately equip students to be independent and driven stewards of their education. 

"Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28

Dean Yohe

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Mr. Dean Yohe

Intervention Specialist

Mr. Yohe earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Special Education and his graduate degree from the University of Idaho in Educational Administration. Throughout his 38 year career, he has gravitated towards students with learning and behavioral challenges and has received great satisfaction by designing unique adaptations and modifications to fit individual needs. Mr. Yohe has also designed and presented numerous seminars for teachers and parents. In 1999, he was named WLMA Middle School Principal of the year for the state of Washington. In his free time, he enjoys reading, fishing, camping, and attending various events to support his five children.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Ephesians 6:10

Contact Us

Contact us if your student needs help getting back on schedule, if you want a report generated, or if you need guidance concerning your student’s accountability.

  • CALL: 509-319-2288 option 8
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