Secondary faculty & staff profiles

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Sunita Pailoor, Associate Head of School & Secondary Program Director
Read Sunita’s profile here.

Innovation & Design Lab & Aquaponics, Bryce Aktepy

Western Washington University (psychology and sociology)
Training and work as ABA therapist in early intervention programs
Hired at WMS—2006

Wendy Coulombe, Teacher, North Creek–Secondary
BS (Mathematics), Bucknell University
MS (Mathematics), North Carolina State University
PhD (Secondary Mathematics Education), North Carolina State University
First year at WMS—2006

Alaine Davis, Math & Science Teacher, North Creek–Secondary
BS (Neuroscience), Brown University
MEd (Secondary Education), University of Washington
Montessori Secondary I Certification
First year at WMS—2005

Sharon Dunn, Teacher, North Creek–Secondary
First year at WMS—1996
MEd, Loyola College of Maryland
MA (Print Journalism), Boston University
AMS Secondary Credential, AMI certification for Early Childhood and Elementary I-II (6 – 12 years), instructor, Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest (MEIPN)

Charlene Freeman, Specialist – Art Instructor, North Creek–Secondary
Hired at WMS—2015

Lyla Irvine, English Language Learning Specialist

BA (International Relations), Boston University
MA (International Relations with International Law), University of Kent
TESOL Certificate
First year at WMS—2013

billjorgensonwebprofile2016Bill Jorgensen, Specialist Instructor, Mathematics & Computer Science

BA (Mathematics), Whitman College
First year at WMS—2016

Kelly Koffman, Humanities, Mathematics Teacher, North Creek–Secondary
BA (English), University of California at Berkeley
Secondary (7-12) English Language Arts Teaching Credential: University of St. Thomas and Houston Independent School District
Montessori Credentials: Secondary I and II (in progress)
First year at WMS—2013

Jill O’Keefe, College Counselor, North Creek—Secondary
BA (Psychology), University of Alberta
MBA, University of Alberta
Certificate in College Counseling – UC San Diego
First year at WMHS—2016

Kylie McElrath, Drama Instructor—Secondary

Hired at WMS—2017
WMS Alumna

Atsuko Seckinger, Teacher, Japanese language—Secondary

Hired at WMS—2017

Carlos Valencia, Teacher, North Creek–Secondary —soccer coach
BA (Economics and Business Administration), Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia & The Evergreen State College
Teaching credential, Pacific Oaks College
First year at WMS—2012