Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program (SAPISP) is a comprehensive, integrated model of services that fosters safe school environments, promotes healthy childhood development and prevents alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse.
This program places Student Assistance Professionals in schools to provide Tier 1 universal prevention programs, and Tier 2 & 3 interventions and supports for students who are using or at-risk for using substances. The Student Assistance Program integrates perfectly into a multi-tiered system of support.

The Student Assistance Professional

  • Provides early alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention services to students and their families.
  •  Assists in referrals to treatment providers.
  • Strengthens the transition back to school for students who have had problems of alcohol and other drug abuse.


  • Screening for high-risk behaviors.
  • One-on-one and group intervention services.
  • Consultation for parents and staff.
  • Referrals to community services.
  • Case management with school team.
  • School-wide prevention activities.
  • Professional consultation services.
  • Informational workshops for parents, school staff, and community members.

Meet the Student Assistance Professionals

Beth MustardBeth Mustard
Serving Selkirk School District
Skye AllenSkye Allen
Serving Glover Middle School
Kori NewbyKori Newby
Serving Cusick School District
Brittany DuffyBrittany Duffy
Serving Rogers High School
Desi Westphal Staff PhotoDesi Westphal
Serving Reardan School District
Diane Harp Staff PhotoDiane Harp
Serving Tekoa & Oakesdale School District
Abby ShepherdAbigail Shepherd
Serving Salk Middle School
Teresa PopeTeresa Pope
Serving Wellpinit School District
Thersa InchTheresa Inch
Serving Newport School District
Tina PitsnogleTina Pitsnogle
Serving East Valley High School 
Theresa MisnerTheresa Misner
Serving Republic School District
Leticia JuarezLeticia Juarez
Serving Cheney School District
Serving Colfax School District



Melinda Brown                                                                                          K Loos
Melinda Brown                                                                                       Kelly Loos
Student Assistance Professional Supervisor                                        Program Assistant
(509) 789-3823                                                                                         (509) 323-2727