Meet Student Services

My name is Tifinie Hadley and this is my 6th year as the Student Services Coordinator at Vern Patrick Elementary

I have taught 7 years primarily in elementary schools in general and special education. Through those 7 years I have fostered positive, strong relationships with students and families to provide support and advocate for student needs.  Here at Vern Patrick, I do many of those same things.  Student Services is a mouthful, but it basically means that I am available to foster and help students, staff, families, and community partnerships to best serve our school community here at Vern Patrick.

This school year focusing on school wide attendance, running school committees for Positive Behavior Support and Student Support Team. My role is to be available, supportive and to help our school run as smoothly as possible. I absolutely love my job here at Vern Patrick!

I am a Central Oregon Native, growing up in Prineville where I attended Kindergarten through 12th grade. After high school, I went to Oregon State for my Bachelor’s and Pacific University for my Masters in Teaching. 

In my freetime, I play competitive slow pitch softball, go camping, chase my daughter around with her hectic sports schedule, and spend time with my family and friends.  My family includes my husband, Sam and my 10 year old daughter. My daughter also attends Vern Patrick and is a 5th grader.

Here at Vern Patrick Elementary and the Redmond School District, we strive for the following components of support and growth for all the students in our school: 

  • A comprehensive school Student Service program:
    • Serves all students
    • Includes large and small group work with students
    • Support Positive behavior management
    • Works with all stakeholders: parents, teachers, and community
  • A Student Services is an educator who…
    • Advocates for the student at school.
    • Works with teachers and parents to provide helpful suggestions and support for children’s needs.
    • Provides Classroom Lessons for every class.
    • Helps in identifying academic and social/emotional needs of children.
    • Helps children understand themselves and others.
    • Provides information about community resources that would benefit children.
    • Makes referrals to outside agencies.
    • Provides parents with resources and information.

Tifinie Hadley

Student Services Coordinator

(541) 923-4830