EducationBA Education, Seattle University; MS Educational Administration, K-12 Teaching Certificate; Washington State Principal Certification
ExperienceI began working at St. Anne School in 1993. Prior to becoming principal in 2010 I was assistant principal here for 17 years.
Passions/InterestsI feel blessed to be working in such a caring and supportive school community. We have an exceptional staff and a parish that is committed to providing a quality Catholic education for our students. My husband and I have 4 grown children, all of whom are graduates of St. Anne School. We also have two wonderful daughters-in-law, and four beautiful grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy running and spending time with my family.
ClassesVice Principal, 8th Grade Algebra
EducationBA Biology, Gonzaga University; Teaching Certificate, University of Washington; Professional Certification, Antioch University; MA Ed. Administration, Grand Canyon University.
ExperienceI currently serve as vice-principal and teach 8th grade Algebra. I have taught at St. Anne School since 1998.
Passions/InterestsI love working in a learning community and have a deep appreciation of St. Anne School. I have an ongoing interest in science, math, and art and like to see and find the interconnections between them. Teaching middle school students continues to be deeply rewarding. My husband and I have four sons and we enjoy our family time with them. When I have extra time I like cooking, getting involved in creative activities and spending time outdoors.
EducationB. Ed. Elementary Education, Washington State University
ExperienceI started teaching in the Seattle Public Schools in 1987. I've taught grades Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. After taking time out of the classroom to stay home with my two children, I joined the St. Anne team first as a substitute, then as Pre K teacher in 2015.
Passions/InterestsProfessionally, my passion is working with emergent learners. I feel so honored and blessed to be a part of the foundational learning for our littlest children. As a graduate of St. Anne and Blanchet, I also cherish introducing our students to the love and support that comes with being a part of the St. Anne family. When I am not teaching, I love being with my family, including our collection of pets, reading, gardening, and spending as much time exploring the Pacific Northwest as possible.
ClassesPreK and Intermediate Level
EducationBA, University of Washington
ExperienceI graduated from the University of Washington in 2019 with a degree in Musical Theater. I am now pursuing a Master’s degree in teaching at CityUniversity which I will finish in June. In addition to being an aide in PK and grades 3-5, I also help to run the Upper School drama program for grades 5-8.
Passions/InterestsAs an alum of St. Anne, I am thrilled to be able to come back and pursue a new passion. St. Anne has always been a second home for me and I hope to pass that on to my students. When I’m not teaching, I love performing in musicals, dancing, and hanging out with my wonderful friends and big family.
EducationBA from Seattle University
ExperienceAfter staying home with my children I decided to return to work at St. John’s in their Pre-school. In 2006 I moved to the St. Anne’s Kindergarten and never looked back. I have found my home in this school on the hill!
Passions/InterestsI found my passion for education at an early age. My mom taught in Catholic schools her entire career. I attended Catholic schools from Kindergarten through college. I have 2 grown children who also attended Catholic school as well. I believe in the strong foundation of faith and academics that a Catholic education provides. I love fostering a curiosity in early learners. Teaching them to look at the world with wonder and awareness. I strongly believe in a growth mindset and the power of yet So you may not be good at something “yet“, but with hard work and determination you can achieve your goals! I work hard to create a room full of problem solvers. When they learn to solve things on their own it builds confidence and resilience. My goal is to develop life-long learners who will go out and make a difference in our world. I feel so blessed to be a part of the St. Anne community! It is such a supportive and caring community. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy reading, gardening, jigsaw puzzles and spending time with my family.
ExperienceThis is my first teaching aide job and I am so excited to be on this journey with these kids as they start to learn and grow over these formative years.
Passions/InterestsI went to St. Anne’s for K-8 so being able to come back and work here has already been such a rewarding experience. I love working with kids and being able to help them learn new things and grow, especially at the younger ages. To have the opportunity to come and work for the same community that helped raise me and teach me for 9 years, I am grateful to say the least. I have a big family and enjoy spending time with them often. I love traveling, swimming, hiking and playing soccer, softball and basketball in my free time.
EducationBA in Marketing and International Business, Gonzaga University; M.Ed University of Portland.
ExperienceI student taught in Portland, OR for one year and went back to school to receive an endorsement in teaching English as a Second Language. I have been teaching here at St. Anne since 2013.
Passions/InterestsMy passion for teaching was instilled in me at an early age. My mother is an elementary school teacher, and she paved the way for showing me that a job working with children is, in fact, the most rewarding work of all. I love working with students of various cultures and backgrounds. I am thrilled to be working at St. Anne, a school where children’s Catholic backgrounds and love of learning is evident everyday. I am a proud Montanan, and I enjoy skiing, running, fly fishing, reading, and cheering for Gonzaga basketball.
ExperienceI have been the full-time 1st Grade Teacher Aide since 2017. Prior to that I was a substitute aide in Kindergarten & 1st grade for 3 years.
Passions/InterestsSt. Anne School, Parish and Community has been a huge part of my family life for the last 20 years. It is my husband's and daughter's Alma Mater and our son currently attends the school. I am happy to be on the staff of a school I care so much about. I like to spend my free time watching my two kids, Emma and Nate, play soccer, going on family vacations and walking my dog, Coco.
EducationBA, University of San Diego; MA Ed., City University
ExperienceI have been the second grade teacher at St. Anne School since 2006. I have been trained in Writer's Workshop, and DRA. As second grade teacher I also teach First Reconcilation and First Communion preparation classes for our St. Anne parish children.
Passions/InterestsMy goal as an educator is to facilitate and promote the student’s natural curiosity and drive to learn. I believe in supporting students in finding intrinsic value in the process of questioning and discovery. I grew up in the Seattle area and attended Catholic school through college.I love to ski, hike, and enjoy the Northwest with my husband and our daughter.
EducationBA Elementary Education, University of Portland, M.Ed., University of Portland
ExperienceI have taught third grade at St. Anne School since 2014. Before that I taught a 3rd and 4th grade combined class at a Catholic school in Sacramento, CA through the PACE program. Prior to that, I substituted in the Archdiocese of Seattle for one year.
Passions/InterestsMy greatest joy in life is being able to share my faith and love of learning through being a Catholic educator. I believe in educating the whole child and challenging them to reach their greatest potential. I grew up in Snohomish, WA and after living in both Oregon and California, I am happy to be back in the Northwest. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, running, traveling, singing, dancing, and cooking.
EducationMaster of Education from Lesley University Bachelor of Education with a minor in Art from the University of Alaska, Anchorage
ExperienceThis is my third year teaching fifth grade. I have taught for over twenty years ranging from Pre-K through 5th grade. I have been at St. Anne School for over thirteen years.
Passions/InterestsI love teaching and the St. Anne Community. My family tried to leave, have a new adventure, but found ourselves right back where we belong. I also care deeply about our Earth. I work hard on educating myself and others about how to lessen our carbon footprint. I love art as well, it was my minor in college.
EducationB.A French, B. Ed. Education, Seattle University, M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, University of West Florida, Professional Certificate Educational Administration University of Alabama @ Montgomery, Professional Certificate Foundational Waldorf Teaching, Sound Circle Center, TCRG Teaching Credential, An Coimisiun Rince Gaelach, Dublin, Ireland
ExperienceI currently serve as the 4th grade homeroom teacher. I have taught at St. Anne School for 13 years.
Passions/InterestsI love to work with the community here at St. Anne! After all, it was my school and community growing up here on Queen Anne! I enjoy teaching and learning at all different levels. I enjoy camping and hiking with my husband, my son, and our dog. I also enjoy teaching Irish dance and baking.
Classes7th Homeroom, Religion, 6th, 7th, and 8th Social Studies and Stewardship Coordinator
EducationBA International Relations, Gonzaga Unversity, M.Ed and M. Ed Leadership University of Notre Dame
ExperienceI taught 5th grade in Compton, CA for two years as part of the Alliance For Catholic Education and the University of Notre Dame before joining the St. Anne community in 2011.
Passions/InterestsMy passions flow from a love of learning. I am at my best when involved in service to the poor and working with students who lack confidence at school or see it as an intimidating place. I also love to coach - cross country, basketball, and track. I enjoy free time spent with my wife, our two young boys, my older brothers and their families, my parents in Spokane, and my best friends since first grade.
Classes8th Grade Homeroom, Language Arts, Literature, and Religion, 8th Grade Language Arts, Resource
EducationBA Communications, Gonzaga University. MA in Special Education, University of Hawaii
ExperienceI taught for six years at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu, Hawaii, followed by four years at Saint Madeleine Sophie School in Bellevue, Washington. I began working at St. Anne School in 2018.
Passions/InterestsI continue to love the rewards and challenges of teaching, especially in the area of writing. For fun, I enjoy spending time outdoors. This includes backpacking, hiking, camping, swimming, and exploring new places. I love to travel. My wife, Kristy, teaches fifth grade at Saint Joe's.
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ClassesK-5 Art, Librarian, Middle School Elective
EducationBA in English (with college honors, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) at the University of Washington; teaching credentials also through the UW with endorsements 4-12 English, 4-12 Language Arts, and K-12 Art.
ExperienceMy career shows a steady progression to teaching younger and younger students; this has been beneficial to my students because I understand what will be required of them at the next stages of their education. While teaching Freshman Composition at the UW, I realized that teaching was my love, so I switched from the graduate English program to the Education Program. For 11 years I taught English at Eastside Catholic High School and co-created the Seattle University Matteo Ricci class there. For my last two years I was also the Academic Dean at Eastside, but what I really wanted to do was teach art. I took a year off and volunteered in art classrooms in several schools (I already had my art teaching credential), When I returned to teaching, I did so at the Jewish Day School for nine years--teaching 8th grade Humanities and then Pre-K thru MS art. I've taught art at St. Anne since 2008--originally part time here and part time at JDS and then part time at St. Madeleine Sophie. In 2013 I moved to St. Anne full time by becoming the Librarian as well as the Art Teacher.
Passions/InterestsI love making art! On my own I love to draw and paint en plein aire (outside) or to be awake in the middle of the night sewing hats or watercoloring at the dining room table. I fashion sculptures out of objects I find on walks around the neighborhood, at the beach, or in the woods. I look and look and look--enjoying textures, colors, shapes, light, and wondering at the amazing composition of God's art and in the work of my fellows humans. I read deeply and broadly. These days poetry and non-fiction stimulate my mind and heart most, but I also delight in finding new books (or reading classics I somehow missed) for children and young adults. I must go to the ocean every so often to let the sounds, smells, and sights of that enormous water get me back into a proper relation with the world. Oh, and children. I am unendingly passionate about the intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth of children.
ClassesK-5 Music; 6-8 Music/Drama; Monday Morning Band and Praise Singer Director; Jubilee Youth Choir Director
EducationEducation: Bachelor of Music in Composition, Combs College of Music.
ExperienceI studied with composer Romeo Cascarino and concert pianist Susan Starr in Philadelphia, and with Broadway conductor Lehman Engel at BMI's Musical Theater Workshop in New York City. As a member of Actors' Equity Association, my performing experience includes singing and dancing in several musicals, notably 5th Avenue Theater Company's productions of Cinderella, Jesus Christ Superstar, My Fair Lady, and in the national tour of Mame starring Juliet Prowse. I have worked as a private music instructor in Seattle since 1989. I am also the composer of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, A Story Ballet produced annually by DanceFremont! since 1997. My work with DanceFremont! since that time has also included writing and directing many summer Musical Theater/Costume Design and Production Camp shows.
Passions/InterestsI am passionate about helping students identify and use their talents in pursuit of excellence in mind, body, and spirit.
ClassesPreK-8 Spanish, MS Independent Leadership Elective
EducationBA Pastoral Ministries, Northwest University; Certified Spanish Interpreter, WA state.
ExperienceI currently serve as the Spanish teacher for all grade levels. In addition to teaching Spanish, I work as a Youth Pastor at Christ the King Bible Fellowship in Federal Way. This is my third year teaching at St. Anne.
Passions/InterestsI love to empower and teach the younger generations in order for them to develop their God given potential. It is truly a blessing for me to teach Spanish at our school, and have the opportunity to incorporate our faith in every aspect of our learning. I love spending time with my wife Eunice and playing sports with my two sons, Nathan and Noah.
EducationBA Teaching, University of Dayton; MA Teaching with a Reading Certification, National University
ExperienceI began working at St. Anne in 2002 as the fourth grade teacher. After one year in fourth grade, I moved down to kindergarten where I taught for four years. It was during this time that I was trained in the Gesell Kindergaten Observation, which I administer to incoming St. Anne kindergarten students. In 2007, I began my position as the K-5 Reading Resource teacher. I have been trained in Wired for Reading, Writers Workshop, Developmental Reading Assessment, Spalding, and Fundations.
Passions/InterestsI attended Catholic school my entire life and always knew I wanted to work in a Catholic school. My goal as an educator is to foster a love for learning in every student. I have a particular interest in the field of reading. My hope is for all children to experience the joys of reading and I strive to make learning to read a positive experience. I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, cooking, reading, and doing most anything related to the outdoors.
ClassesPreK-8th PE; 8th Pre-Algebra
EducationBA Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri; Masters in Education, Lindenwood University; Teaching Certificate, University of Washington
ExperienceI currently teach PE and 8th grade Pre-Algebra. This is my first year at St. Anne. I previously taught PE at St. Matthew in Seattle for 2 years.
Passions/InterestsI have always loved learning and going to school, and being a teacher gives me the opportunity to do that every day. Besides teaching and learning, I love to exercise, especially outdoors. Running, hiking, and skiing are my favorite outdoor activities. I I also enjoy relaxing at home with a good book! My family lives back in St. Louis, where I grew up, so I like to go visit them during breaks or, even better, have them come visit me.
Classes6th-8th Science; 7th Math
EducationBS Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BS Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington; Masters in Teaching, Seattle University
ExperienceI have taught middle school science and math at St. Anne School since Fall 2011. It was while I was a teaching assistant for freshman chemistry at the University of Washington that I realized I wanted to be a teacher. I student-taught chemistry and precalculus at Ingraham High School. I have also worked in technology development for ten years, first for treating stored Cold War wastes at Department of Energy sites such as Hanford, and then for smaller, more efficient wastewater treatment plants such as West Point.
Passions/InterestsI was born in Renton, WA, and raised in Issaquah, WA, in the days before that thriving metropolis had stoplights. I love hiking and exploring the outdoors in our beautiful state, from Neah Bay to Palouse Falls. I have three teenaged children - boy, girl, boy. Their journeys have given me endless opportunity to marvel at the extraordinary brain development of elementary and middle schoolers! I also love reading, running and photography.
EducationM.Ed of Education School Counseling, Seattle University; BA in Journalism, University of Houston
ExperienceI have worked at St. Anne since 2001, when I started our School Counseling program with a preventative and proactive focus. My passion is teaching students skills around friendship, problem-solving, and emotional regulation. As research and life experience indicates, all of the above skills are important to each person's overall happiness and development!! I also work one-on-one with students and in group settings to support skill acquisition around identifying and expressing emotions, conflict management, and problem-solving.
Passions/InterestsBeing able to teach kids how to express themselves and helping them find their greatness within is rewarding work. I get to watch and absorb all the funny and energetic things that kids say and do - which usually makes for a pretty entertaining day! In my spare time, I like riding horses, traveling, and spending time with my family and two amazing stepsons.
EducationBA German, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN
ExperienceI worked as the office administrator for six years at Holy Rosary School in West Seattle before coming to St. Anne School in 2018.
Passions/InterestsMy two children graduated from St. Anne School and I'm so proud and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful school community again. I enjoy running and meeting with my bookclub that has been meeting for almost 20 years! I love doing fun things with my family like attending theatre performances and going on vacation.
EducationBS Business Administration, City University
ExperienceI retired from the Seattle School District after 34 years as a Human Resource Manager. My background was in Finance and Human Resources. I started at St. Anne School (my ala mater) in 2009 in a part time capacity as an Administrative Assistant.
Passions/InterestsI am blessed to be able to continue working in the educational field with a professional and caring staff and community. I'm excited about playing a role in helping to shape our students, the future leaders of tomorrow. I enjoy traveling, meeting individuals from other countries and learning about their culture and how similar we all are around the world. I love spending time at our family cottage on the sound with family & friends, researching our family genealogy and water activities.