Youth Programs

Higher Education

Need Tutoring or Homework Help?

We now offer after school tutoring for Tribal Members, for grades K-12 and will being held at the Administration Building in the Education Office.

Available to you are computers, printers, a quiet place to study, and a library for you to find a great new read.
Help with the following subjects...



  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Etc                                                       


Tribal Parents:

Is it a Half Day at school or a Day off at school? The Education department arranges educational and fun events for tribal students to attend!

Does your tribal student(s) participate in youth activities contact Cole Appleman to see if there is a way that the we can assist you!





Interested in Getting Back to School?

Contact the Education Department if you are looking to compete you GED, earn a College Degree, or get a Vocational Certification. We are here to help you reach your goals!


         “You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”!
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go



We are happy to welcome Jesse Pecor to our Education Team!




Wendy Hartley
Education Director 

Wendy has been involved in school and social services for over 20 years. She has been an advocate for students with disabilities, substance abuse issues and homelessness. As the new Director of Education Wendy wants to provide the most comprehensive program for tribal members. Growing up within the Special Education system herself, Wendy understands the need to take into consideration the variety of ways student learn. 

You can email Wendy at:
or reach by phone at 360-652-7362 ext 282






LeAnne Gillett

LeAnne was born and raised in Washington State, then moved to Texas in 1989.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology at Texas A&M University.  After college graduation she moved back to Washington State and started working for SNBL USA, Ltd. (Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories), a private preclinical research facility for the past 8.5 years.  LeAnne was the manager of the Anatomic Pathology department where she was responsible for the training curriculum, training progress and competency exams for all of the employees within the department. 

LeAnne has trained, mentored and educated individuals through a variety of learning and teaching techniques and strategies, and over the years, she has adapted well with teaching individuals with various learning styles and abilities.  Having the patience, passion and a compassion for teaching is one of the keys to success and a motto LeAnne lives by.  “Children don’t remember what you try to teach them.  They remember what you are.” Jim Henson.

LeAnne looks forward to meeting all of you and passing on her passion for learning with the children of the Stillaguamish Tribe. 

You can email LeAnne at :
or by phone at : 360-652-7362  ext 230




Cole Appleman
Youth Program Coordinator

A transplant from Alaska, Cole is a great addition to the STED Family.  Cole works to create events that will interest and expand children's minds. Cole also works with Tribal youth who wish to participate in extracurricular activities.

You can email Cole at: 
or by phone at : 360-652-7362 ext 230 

Jesse Pecor

Education Apprentice 


Hi my name is Jesse Pecor i am a Stillaguamish Tribal Member and the new student mentor in the education department my job is to go to the schools that have our tribal students, as well as working with students after school on there homework and anything else they need. i am currently working in the Kent Prairie Elementary in Arlington Wa.


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