Communities in Schools

CIS Main Office Phone Number 775-738-2783

Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization that believes every child has potential but may lack the opportunity to succeed. Communities In Schools places caring, well-trained, full-time employees in schools to build trusting relationships with students, assess their needs and remove the barriers they face to learn and graduate.  Communities In Schools of Nevada taps into a network of local organizations and businesses to meet student needs – literally bringing the community into the schools it serves.  Communities In Schools serves more than 6,000 students in nine schools throughout the Elko and Humboldt County School Districts. For more information, please see our website and follow us on our Facebook page “Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada”.

For more information about the school-wide and individualized student services provided by CIS at our Schools, please contact our CIS staff members.


Kalynne Mitchell – Program Director

775-623-8224 ext. 170


Ariana Arellano – Winnemucca Junior High

775-623-8120 ext. 346


Alex Schirrick – French Ford Middle School

775-623-8200 ext. 461


Alex Paredes – Winnemucca Grammar School

775-623-8160 ext. 731


Ann Lampshire – Grass Valley Elementary School

775-623-8150 ext. 556


Allison Ballard – Sonoma Heights Elementary School

775-623-8165 ext. 648