Gaylynne Coats


Welcome to the new 2021-2022 school year. You probably remember me from teaching Health & PE  last year. This year, I am doing something new! I will be teaching Middle School English and Language Arts and Social Studies, High School Practical English and Language Arts, and Civics. I am excited and look forward to working with you in class!

If you haven’t met me yet, here’s a little bit about me:

  • I grew up in Arizona & moved to Portland, OR when I got married. Currently, I live in Camas, WA and have lived here in the forest with my husband and 6 kids for 18 years. I love it here in the beautiful northwest.
  • My Educational Background – I have BS is in Educational Psychology from Brigham Young Univ. and a MA in Deaf Education from the Univ. of Arizona – with a focus in Bilingual-Bicultural Education.  My teaching certificates are in Deaf Education K -12, Special Education K-12, and Elementary Education K-8.
  • I taught at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf for a year (5th& 4th grade & summer school with K-2) and Ellsworth Elementary School in Evergreen District in Sp. Ed (K-3) for 2 years. I took a “break” to raise my children, and then started subbing all over Vancouver, Camas, & Washougal for 3.5 years, and occasionally substituted as an educational ASL interpreter in the local districts too. The last year and half, I taught PE & Health at WSD. This year I am looking forward to teaching ELA and Social Studies.

I am here to help, and my ‘door is always open.’ If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call me.

Divine Room #305


Phone/VP: 360-553-4622


Welcome to HS Practical English and Language Arts

High School ELA Syllabus

Welcome to MS English and Language Arts

Middle School ELA Syllabus

Welcome to Civics

Civics Syllabus

Welcome to MS Social Studies

MS Social Studies Syllabus