MTSS Rapid Response Team


    Laura Batchelor (she/her)


    Hi! I have been an educator my entire working career. I have been a Special Education teacher at both the elementary and high school levels, an elementary school Principal, high school Vice Principal, Special Education TOSA, and Associate Director of Special Education. I am most passionate about meeting students where they are and doing what it takes to allow them to access their neighborhood schools. I love working with teams and problem solving to find solutions for our students that are letting us know that they need additional resources to be successful.  I live in Portland with my husband, two kids who attend PPS schools, and Golden Retriever "Molly".  I look forward to working with you.

    Contact:   phone: (503) 880-8899


    Tobius Mitchell (he/him)

    RRT Student Success Coordinator

    I started working in PPS at the Pioneer School before joining RRT. I am passionate about coaching students toward meeting their goals and overcoming obstacles inside and outside of school. I have had the opportunity to coach multiple sports teams. I am also an avid music and sports fan. I am excited about working with you and your students.

     Contact:  phone: (503) 894-1735


    Mercedees Morgan (she/her)

    RRT Student Success Coordinator

    I have been with PPS for multiple years, with most of that time spent as a para-educator in special education classrooms working with students in the K-12 setting.  I am a mother of two, which gives me the drive to continue to be the best version of myself. I am very passionate about seeing students meet their full potential. I look forward to working with you this year.

    Contact:  phone: (971) 610-8346   




    Peggy VanDuyne, LPC, LMHC (she/her)


    Hello! I am a licensed mental health clinician in Oregon and Washington. Much of my time prior to joining the RRT was as a QMHP in the Special Education department supporting students' needs as they transition from treatment settings back to school. I am knowledgeable about systems of care outside of the district and I work with children and families to get connected to community-based resources. I look forward to our partnership to improve student well-being! 

    Contact:    phone: (503) 545-8246