Trista Rogers


Walla Walla, Bellingham, Chicago and Kalispell, Montana, this is the path Trista weaved her way through until she landed at College Place High School. Her experiences with different schools and cultures has shaped her view of education into one that emphasizes real world experiences. An advocate of travel and curiosity, Trista's passion is developing  programs that allow students to explore both mentally and physically their areas of interest helping creating a well rounded graduate of College Place High School.


Sarah Innocent

Master Teacher Math

Sarah Innocent is a Math Teacher here at College Place High School. She graduated with her BA in Mathematics from Walla Walla University and is finishing up her Masters of Instruction and Curriculum at Grand Canyon University this summer. She hails from Sacramento, CA where most of her family still resides. She enjoys running with her dog, cooking, traveling, biking, gardening, watching movies at the drive-in, and sailing with her family.



Chris Eastep

Master TEacher Science

Christopher Eastep earned a BS in zoology/anthropology from Weber State University and an MS in Sports Medicine from Indiana State University.  He thoroughly enjoyed his life as a Certified Athletic Trainer and science teacher for Walla Walla High School until 2014 when he joined the College Place High School family and they launched their big adventure.  When Chris is not spreading fear and discontent at College Place High School, you can find him fishing with his two young sons or sampling his wife’s experimental cooking.


Paul Jessup

Master TEacher HIstory

Paul is entering his second year at College Place High School facilitating learning for American Government and Studio 57. Paul taught in Carpina, Brazil after graduating from Trinity International University in History Secondary Education. Paul then taught Project Based Learning curriculums for Geography, World History and Psychology at Liberty Christian High School while owning/operating a small business.  Since his time in Indiana, Paul coached college basketball while earning his masters’ and graduate certificate. Paul now lives in College Place with his lovely wife Ruth Jessup, DPT and three young boys Malachi, Elias and Judah.


Bryon Trop

Master TEacher CAreer & technical education

I grew up outside of Washington, the son of a career Army officer and graduated from the US Naval Academy with an engineering degree.  I served on Nuclear Submarines, before working in the technology industry for about 30 years.  My teaching career started in 2014.  My wife and I live in Walla Walla with our dog and cat.  I have two grown children, one is a Doctor, the other is an Air Force Intelligence Officer.

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Scott Reardon

Master TEacher Career & technical education

I grew up outside of College Place, and spent my childhood summers in Yellowstone Park. After graduating from Eastern Washington University and earning my CPA license, I worked as an Accountant/Controller in industry for 20 years. . I am married with three grown daughters, and have written the biography of a World War II veteran. I started at College Place High School in 2014, and am the radio voice of Hawks football. I enjoy writing, learning Spanish, canoeing, and hiking..

Anabrenda Blethen

Master Pathway Specialist/Parent Advocacy

Anabrenda moved to WW with her husband and their three children, three summers ago. Born and raised in Bellevue, Washington, she graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science, teaching Health and PE at Issaquah Middle School until she left to raise her family. Employed through Washington State University as the GEAR UP Site Manager, she proudly works as 12th Grade Pathway Specialist. She enjoys spending time with her family; especially with her 2-year old, grandson, Henry.