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Eric Nelson

K-12 Literacy Curriculum Developer
[email protected]
(425) 456-4126


The purpose of the Reading Support Adoption Committee is to carry out the instructional materials selection process for materials for Reading Lab (middle school), Literacy Lab (high school), and select Targeted Reading classes, plus use in some 4th and 5th grade classrooms. The committee will make a recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee based upon objective evidence gathered during the process. The committee will include teacher representatives, building/district administration and parent representatives. The committee will be facilitated by the K-12 Literacy Curriculum Developer and a secondary reading support facilitator.


  • Luma Altalankee, Parent/Community
  • Hussain Biram, Parent/Community
  • Alison Channita, Newport High School
  • Jane Dodgson, Tillicum Middle School
  • Chris Jones, Administration
  • Eric Nelson, K-12 Literacy Curriculum Developer
  • Randy Nunez, Equity
  • Mai Maki, Bellevue High School
  • Leslie Stephens, Chinook Middle School
  • Jessica Strazzulla, Multilingual Learners
  • Justine Szymala, Lake Hills Elementary
  • Heather Thomas, Sammamish High School
  • Estella Weigand, Multilingual Learners


  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Serve as a communication link to the community they represent
  • Assist in collecting data regarding the instructional materials under consideration
  • Through a consensus process, make a formal recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.