Middle School & High School staff

LEARN self-respect, compassion and commitment to community | GROW academically, socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually | BECOME world citizens who have a voice and make a difference.

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
Alexa Boss
TEACHER, SPANISH LANGUAGE (LE & SEC)
BA (Spanish, Emphasis in Latin American Studies)
University of Oregon
Hired at WMS—2017
About Alexa
Amy Camber
TEACHER, ART
BA (Studio Art) Macalester College
MA (Art Education) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Hired at WMS—2018
About Amy
Wendy Coulombe
PROGRAM DIRECTOR & TEACHER
BS (Mathematics), Bucknell University
MS (Mathematics), North Carolina State University
PhD (Secondary Mathematics Education), North Carolina State University
Hired at WMS—2006
About Wendy
Alaine Davis
MATH & SCIENCE TEACHER
BS (Neuroscience), Brown University
MEd (Secondary Education), University of Washington
Montessori Secondary I Certification
Hired at WMS—2005
About Alaine
Sharon Dunn
TEACHER, HUMANITIES
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)
Hired at WMS—1996
About Sharon
Lyla Irvine
FACULTY & 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
Hired at WMS—2013
About Lyla
Shyamala Iyer
SECONDARY MATH & SCIENCE SPECIALIST
BSc (Microbiology), Bharathiar University, India
MS (Natural Sciences), Arizona State University
PhD (Microbiology), University of Washington
Hired at WMS—
About Shyamala
Kelly Koffman
TEACHER, HUMANITIES & MATHEMATICS
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
Hired at WMS—2013
About Kelly
Jordan Listo
GINKGO INTERN
BA, University of Washington
Hired at WMS—2017
About Jordan
Kylie McElrath
DRAMA INSTRUCTOR
WMS Alumna
Hired at WMS—2017
About Kylie
Carli McSorley
MS Student Business Finance Group Instructor
BA (Business Administration, accounting)
California State University, Fullerton
Hired at WMS—2019
About Carli
Jill O'Keefe
COLLEGE COUNSELOR
BA (Psychology), University of Alberta
MBA, University of Alberta
Certificate in College Counseling – UC San Diego
Hired at WMS—2016
About Jill
Atsuko Seckinger
TEACHER, JAPANESE LANGUAGE
BA (Music), Gonzaga University
Hired at WMS—2017
About Atsuko
Carlos Valencia
PE & SOCCER COACH
BA (Math and Economics), The Evergreen State College
Teacher certification, Pacific Oaks College
Hired at WMS—2012
About Carlos
Joanna Zhang
MATH TEACHER

Bachelors degree (Industrial Design), University of Science and Technology, Beijing
Master program in teacher education, secondary, UMass, Boston;
MA preliminary license in Math 8-12;
Hired at WMS—2020

About Joanna