Superintendent's Executive Cabinet

Jessica Schenck , Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

  • Jessica Schenck headshotJessica Schenck joined the district office team as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in July 2022. She has served Othello School District since 2014 in roles including Principal at McFarland Elementary School and as Director of STEM education. With more than 18 years of educational experience, Jessica is proud to have helped lead McFarland and at the district level and is excited to partner with every building in their teaching and learning work. 

Sandra Villarreal, Executive Director of Human Resources

  • Sandra Villarreal comes to the Othello School District (OSD) with over 12 years in the human resources industry. Born and raised in Othello, Sandra completed her K-12 education in the Othello school system. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and General Management from Eastern Washington University.

    After college, Sandra worked for an international staffing agency as a Recruiter, staffing for various industries in the Spokane region. Sandra then went on to work for Columbia Basin Health Association where she spent 10 years working in the HR department as Benefits Administrator, HR Generalist, and Recruiter. Sandra’s dedication, passion and experience in human resources is instrumental as we work to build, collaborate and foster a diverse work environment that attracts, retains and inspires excellence. 

Amy Suarez, Executive Director of Business Services

  • Amy Suarez HeadshotAmy Suarez has lived in Othello her entire life and is an Othello High School Graduate. She grew up as a migrant student, making her k-12 education very challenging, but it inspired her to work hard. After receiving her certification in accounting from Trend Business College, she worked as an Executive Assistant for USDA/Farmer’s Home Administration for seven years. During her time there, she was able to help many low-income families from our community become first-time home buyers.  She also assisted farmers in obtaining disaster relief loans.  As part of a federal reorganization, the office closed down.  Since relocating was not an option for her family, she went to work as a Personal/Investment Banker for Sterling Savings Bank.  Amy’s career with the Othello School District began in 2008.  For the past 13 years, Amy has been responsible for all duties required of the Fiscal Coordinator and became the Executive Director of Business Services in March 2021.  Amy holds the “Certified School Business Specialist” in accounting through the Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO).