Our Team

Adriana Ortiz
Assistant Teacher (Tacoma-McCarver)
Allison Carss
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Allison Jones
Curriculum Leader
Alyssa Chesvick
Assistant Teacher (Tacoma-McCarver)
Amanda Lynch
Assistant Teacher
(Pacific Beach)
Amy Axtman
Lead Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Amy Welch
Lead Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Andrew Cho
People Ops Services Lead
Angelica Platisa
Assistant Teacher (Tacoma-Roosevelt)
Anika Donatelli
Assistant Teacher
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Anita Cassity
Impact Evaluation Leader
Annie Ryan
Lead Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Ashlee Burton
Assistant Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Ashley Thompson
Assistant Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
BekkiJo Kahler
Payroll Specialist
Blake Herrera
Blake Herrera
Product Management, School Services
Breeayn Douthit
Assistant Teacher (Tacoma-McCarver)
Cara Harrison
Cara Harrison
Education Leader
Caroline Hult
Caroline Hult
Talent Acquisition Leader
Celeste Formisano
Lead Teacher
(Des Moines)
Charmaine Diel
Charmaine Diel
Assistant Teacher
(Des Moines)
Crystal Loza
Data & Research Scientist
Dana Neiswander
Talent Acquisition Partner
David Bass
Lead Teacher
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Debbie Olson
Debbie Olson
Regional School Leader
Dorothy Cantero
Assistant Teacher
(Tacoma-Roosevelt)
Dorothy Phillips
Lead Teacher
(Des Moines)
Dru Collins-Minch
Regional School Leader
Eduardo Hidalgo
Marketing Specialist, Partnerships
Eliot Murray
Assistant Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Emmanuel Imah
Regional Partnership Development Leader
Faith Perrenoud
Assistant Teacher
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Gerard Massey
Systems Engineer
Grace Wilcox
Executive Assistant to the President
Heather Myers
People Operations Leader
Irene Eshak
Project Manager and Construction Leader
Jamie Hammel-James
Jamie James
Head of People
Jamila Mapp
Lead Teacher
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Jeff Bezos
Founder
Jen Dine
Partnership Development Specialist
Jennifer Mason
Head of School
(Tacoma-McCarver)
John Wagoner
Data Engineer
Karen Weiss
Procurement Manager
Karen Young
Family and Community Engagement Leader
Katey Thomson
Talent Acquisition Partner
Katie Ford
Katie Ford
Head of Communications
Kike Polk
Lead Teacher
(Tacoma-Roosevelt)
Leah Sebron
Assistant Teacher
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Lela Mazzo
Lela Mazzo
Senior Accounting Manager
Lisa Beckrich
Assistant Teacher
(Pacific Beach)
Lisa Kuh
Montessori Coach
Liz Swanby
Liz Swanby
Senior Operations Leader
Maddie Brown
Assistant Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Marta Laos
Regional School Leader
Martina Kozar
Martina Kozar
Product Management, Customer Journey
Mary Berschauer
Lead Teacher
(Tacoma-Roosevelt)
Marybeth Caruso
Head of School
(Renton)
Michael Abello
Head of Education
Miguel Roque
Head of Operations
Mike George
Mike George
President
Mina Greas
Project Manager and Construction Leader
Miranda Frederick
Assistant Teacher
(Pacific Beach)
Nnenna Agha
Assistant Teacher
(Tacoma-Roosevelt)
Qiana Licorish
Talent Acquisition Partner
Rachel Bayly
Assistant Teacher
(Des Moines)
Rebekah Schoonover
Lead Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Rossana Caballero
EHS Leader
Saben Emmons
Saben Emmons
IT Leader
Sabrina Watkins
Regional Partnership Development Leader
Scott Edison
Scott Edison
Partnerships Leader
Sean Coury
Head of Finance
Selena Keo
Assistant Teacher
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Shannon Gilbert
Lead Teacher
(Tacoma-McCarver)
Sheila Shedd
Regional Partnership Development Leader
Stepha Krynytzky
Teacher Training Leader
Stephanie DeLacy
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Stephanie McGrath
Head of School
(Pacific Beach)
Stephanie Miranda
Assistant Teacher
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Stephanie Possanza
Assistant Teacher
(Tacoma-Roosevelt)
Tara Requa
Head of School
(Des Moines)
Tarhata Guiamelon
Product Manager, Student Systems
Dr. Traci Marshall
Head of School
(Tacoma-Roosevelt)
Whitney Smith Sanders
Head of School
(Federal Way – Lakeland)
Will Weiner
Will Weiner
General Counsel
Yeri Yun
Digital Communications Leader
Zachary Rappaport
Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning
Zoë Burke
Project Manager and Construction Leader
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