North Creek Early Childhood staff

North Creek EC staff

Program Director

Judy Samudovsky
Director of Toddler & Early Childhood Programs

BS (Human Services Management), University of Phoenix
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood and Primary
Certified Parent Coach
Hired at WMS—2014

About Judy

Aspen class

Laurel-Lynn Swol
Co-Teacher, Aspen class

BA (Sociology and Spanish),
The University of Connecticut
MA (Early Childhood Education),
Loyola University, Maryland
Montessori Teaching Credentials: AMI Primary Diploma,
Washington Montessori Institute &
AMI Inclusive Education Certificate
Hired at WMS—2020

About Laurel-Lynn
Monali Paranjape
Co-Teacher, Aspen class

Bachelor's Degree (Advanced Accounting), University of Pune, India
Master's Degree (Advanced Accounting/Costing) University of Pune, India

Montessori Early Childhood Credentials through MEIPN

Hired at WMS—2019

About Monali
Rupa Bhattacharjee
Program Assistant, Aspen class

Bachelors degree, University of Calcutta;
Early Childhood Teaching Certificate, MIA;
Hired at WMS—2017

About Rupa

Dogwood class

Dhunitha Yelamali
Teacher, Dogwood class

BA (Economics) University of Mysore, India
Software Test Engineering Certificate (University of Washington)
Montessori Early Childhood credentials through NAMC
MEIPN Early Childhood Credentials
Hired at WMS—2016

About Dhunitha
Olivia Margoshes
Program Assistant, Dogwood class

BA (English) University of Puget Sound
Hired at WMS—2021

About Olivia

Douglas Fir class

Ally Noble
Teacher, Douglas Fir class

BA (Sociology, Latin American Studies), University of Redlands, California
Certificate in Education, Environment and Community from IslandWood Environmental Education Center, University of Washington
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood
Hired at WMS—2012

About Ally
Amany Hasan
Intern Teacher & Program Assistant, Douglas Fir class

BS (Computer Engineering), University of Alexandria, Egypt
MEIPN Early Childhood Credentials (in progress)
Hired at WMS—2020

About Amany

Pine class

Carol Harshaw
Teacher, Pine class

BA (Education), Ashford University
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood Certificate
Hired at WMS—2008

About Carol
Horalia Bastian
Program Assistant, Pine class

Bachillerato general, Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)
ESL (English as a second language) Beaumont adult school (California)
Childcare Basics-30 hour STARS, Bloom early education
Montessori assistant training from MEIPN
Montessori assistant trading. MEIPNHired at WMS—2019

About Horalia

Program Assistants

Christina Blackbourn
Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2021

About Christina
Ashley Pederson
Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2021

About Ashley
Jen Ward
Program Assistant

Cuesta College (Early Childhood Education)
Cal State Hayward (American Montessori Society certification)
Hired at WMS—2017

About Jen