Ms. Hansen has been crucial for the success of Red Comet. She has been associated with the company since its founding in 1999 and has worked tirelessly to help the school and student community that uses Red Comet. Nita is responsible for customer service and day-to-day business operations as well. She manages an administration team that is responsible for the day-to-day administering of coursework, tracking student progress, creating student reports and responding to student questions.
Ms. Hansen loves her grandson and loves taking care of her dogs.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Rodden has been teaching at Toppenish High School, Central Washington and Washington State Universities and at the Yakima Valley Community College. Since its inception in 2006, Mr. Rodden has been a critical part of the online high school program at Toppenish. Mr. Rodden has both taught and managed the online program since the very beginning. Prior to his teaching career, he was a research chemist working at universities and private companies. At Red Comet, Mr. Rodden oversees the day-to-day activities of Red Comet teachers in addition to teaching science. He is responsible for coaching and mentoring new teachers as well as training them. In addition to being a member of a community band, Mr. Rodden spends his free time golfing and fishing.
Mrs. Poisel has been with Red Comet since 2014 and is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the ALE Tuition-Free program. She diligently manages her team through student registrations and enrollments, as well as monitoring student schedules, tracking student progress, and creating student reports. Mrs. Poisel guides students as they endeavor to follow State regulations for the Tuition Free Program.