Secondary faculty & staff profiles

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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

Alexa Boss, Teacher, Spanish Language (LE & SEC)

BA (Spanish, Emphasis in Latin American Studies) University of Oregon

Amy Camber, Teacher, art, SEC

BA (Studio Art) Macalester College
MA (Art Education) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Hired at WMS—2018

Wendy Coulombe, Program Coordinator & 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
BA with Honors (North American Studies) McGill University
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)

Lyla Irvine, Faculty  (SEC) & English Language Learning Specialist

BA (International Relations), Boston University
MA (International Relations with International Law), University of Kent
TESOL Certificate
Montessori credentials: Secondary I and II
First year at WMS—2013

Shyamala Iyer, Secondary Math and Science Specialist

BSc (Microbiology), Bharathiar University, India
MS (Natural Sciences), Arizona State University
PhD (Microbiology), University of Washington
First year at WMS—2019

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
First year at WMS—2013

Jordan Listo, English Language Arts, Middle School

BA, University of Washington
Hired at WMS—2017

Kylie McElrath, Drama Instructor—Secondary

Hired at WMS—2017
WMS Alumna

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

Atsuko Seckinger, Teacher, Japanese language—Secondary

BA (Music), Gonzaga University
Hired at WMS—2017

Cheri Sibthorp, Orienteering coach

Hired at WMS—2019

Carlos Valencia, Teacher, PE & Soccer Coach

BA (Math and Economics), The Evergreen State College
Teacher certification, Pacific Oaks College
Hired at WMS—2012