Upper Elementary Staff

Upper Elementary Staff

Program Director

Liz Hoyer
Director of Upper Elementary Programs

BA (Psychology), Villanova University
Master in Teaching (City University)
Montessori credentials - AMS Elementary I and II
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
Washington state K-8 Residency Certification
Hired at WMS—2005-2008; 2018

About Liz

Redwood

Kaylee Anderson
Intern Co-Teacher, Redwood class

Hired at WMS—2021

About Kaylee
Hana Toko
Co-Teacher, Redwood class

M. Ed (Elementary education),
Western Governors University, Salt Lake
BA (Interdisciplinary Studies),
Western Governors University, Salt Lake
AA (Early Childhood Education),
Green River Community College
Montessori credentials –—AMS Early Childhood, Bellevue Montessori; Elementary I & II from MEIPN
Washington State Teacher Certificate
Hired at WMS—2020

About Hana

Cypress

Laura Hughes
Co-Teacher, Cypress class

M.Ed. (Montessori focus), Westminster College
B.Env.Sc, University of Idaho
Montessori credentials – AMS Elementary I & II from Westminister College
Hired at WMS—2020

About Laura
Kaitlyn McElrath
Co-Teacher, Cypress class

BA (Theatre Arts), Gustavus Adolphus College
Montessori credentials—AMS Elementary I & II from MEIPN
WMS Alumna
Hired at WMS—2015

About Kaitlyn

Sequoia-Cedar

Laila Kabani
Co-Teacher, Sequoia-Cedar class

Hired at WMS—2021

About Laila
Teresa Lee
Co-Teacher, Sequoia-Cedar class

Hired at WMS—2021

About Teresa
Taylor Westphal
Co-Teacher, Sequoia-Cedar class

BS (Earth and Space Sciences), University of Washington
Montessori credentials—AMS Elementary I & II from MEIPN
Hired at WMS—2013

About Taylor

Program Assistants

Bre Loo
Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2021

About Bre
Danny Reynolds
Program Assistant

BA (English - Creative Writing with Secondary Education Interest), Western Washington University
AA (Arts & Sciences), Bellevue College
Hired at WMS—2020

About Danny

UE Specialists

Bryce Aktepy
Innovation & Design Lab & Aquaponics

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

About Bryce
Christina Bernal
Music Specialist

Hired at WMS—2020

About Christina
Carinn Doyal
PE Specialist

Hired at WMS—2021

About Carinn
Sue Heale
Music Specialist
Hired at WMS—2019
About Sue
Felicity Jones
Art Specialist
Hired at WMS—2021
About Felicity