Our Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty and Staff

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  • Chris Schuck

    Head of School

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    Chris Schuck
  • Andrea Van Hagen

    MS English
    MS Learning Lab

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    Andrea Van Hagen
  • April Haddock

    Registrar

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    April Haddock
  • Ava Swanson

    MS Spanish
    Education Assistant

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    Ava Swanson
  • Bonnie Auguston

    MS French
    HS French

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    Bonnie Auguston
  • Caitlin Gibb

    School Counselor

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    Caitlin Gibb
  • Camille Gluskoter

    Education Assistant

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    Camille Gluskoter
  • Chris Heckman

    MS & HS Math Teacher

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    Chris Heckman
  • Christian Johnsen

    MS Science Teacher

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    Christian Johnsen
  • Cristiana Gilman

    Director of Development

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    Cristiana Gilman
  • Dan Dunning

    Head of High School

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    Dan Dunning
  • David Berkson

    MS English
    MS Theatre
    HS Theatre

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    David Berkson
  • David Schonfeld

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts
    Spanish

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    David Schonfeld
  • David Wagstaff

    MS Tai Chi

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    David Wagstaff
  • Doug Cornett

    HS English/Humanities
    HS World History
    AAH Fitness

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    Doug Cornett
  • Erich Simon

    MS Math
    HS Math
    HS Science

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    Erich Simon
  • Erin Shannon

    MS Dance
    HS Dance
    HS Yoga/Fitness
    HS Musical Theatre

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    Erin Shannon
  • Hau Bui

    MS Math and DEI Coordinator

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    Hau Bui
  • Inge Hoogerhuis

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

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    Inge Hoogerhuis
  • Jack Ciolli

    Education Assistant Coordinator and MS Activities Director

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    Jack Ciolli
  • Jada Pierce

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts

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    Jada Pierce
  • John Babbott

    English/Humanities (Interim)

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    John Babbott
  • John Storhm

    Director of Systems & Technology

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    John Storhm
  • Julia Cain

    Director of Student Services
    College Counseling

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    Julia Cain
  • Julie Ellington

    World Languages Department Chair
    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts

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    Julie Ellington
  • Julie Osburne

    MS Math
    Learning Lab

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    Julie Osburne
  • Kailey Rhodes

    MS Math

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    Kailey Rhodes
  • Kate John

    Education Assistant

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    Kate John
  • Kate Legere

    MS Visual Art
    MS Learning Lab

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    Kate Legere
  • Kathy Finkle

    Director of Operations

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    Kathy Finkle
  • Kathy Veenhuizen

    Human Resources Manager & Accounting

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    Kathy Veenhuizen
  • Katie Staggers

    Dept Head for English/Humanities & MS English

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    Katie Staggers
  • Kelli Pennington

    Black & White photography

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    Kelli Pennington
  • Kristin Van Sickle

    MS Vocal Music
    MS Musical Theater

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    Kristin Van Sickle
  • Lee Barbara

    MS Guitar
    HS Guitar

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    Lee Barbara
  • Lily King

    IT Technical Support

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    Lily King
  • Linda Rosinski

    Assistant to the Head of School

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    Linda Rosinski
  • Lisa Notman

    Spanish

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    Lisa Notman
  • Lon Nowak

    Education Assistant

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    Lon Nowak
  • Mark Lighthiser

    HS Instrumental Music
    MS Instrumental Music

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    Mark Lighthiser
  • Mary Folberg

    Founder and Emeritus Head of School

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    Mary Folberg
  • Melissa Bertran

    Spanish

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    Melissa Bertran
  • Molly Sultany

    Science Department Chair
    HS Science
    HS Health

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    Molly Sultany
  • Morgan Kunze

    Admissions Associate

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    Morgan Kunze
  • Nathan Lucas

    HS and MS Digital Media

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    Nathan Lucas
  • Nia Johnson

    Education Assistant and Admission Associate

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    Nia Johnson
  • Paul Mallon

    Director of Finance

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    Paul Mallon
  • Rachael Torchia

    Head of Middle School

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    Rachael Torchia
  • Raz Mostaghimi

    Education Assistant

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    Raz Mostaghimi
  • Revan Williams

    MS Social Studies
    Yearbook

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    Revan Williams
  • Rich Brown

    Safety Coordinator

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    Rich Brown
  • Rosalind Fell

    HS Dance
    MS Dance
    MS Musical Theater

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    Rosalind Fell
  • Russell Hanes

    Math Department Chair
    MS Math
    HS Math

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    Russell Hanes
  • Ryan Campbell

    MS & HS Math Teacher

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    Ryan Campbell
  • Sara Tam

    Development Associate

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    Sara Tam
  • Sean Cain

    Visual Art Department Chair
    HS and MS Visual Art

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    Sean Cain
  • Sharon Weir

    MS Social Studies
    MS Learning Lab

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    Sharon Weir
  • Simone Coker-Kamna

    Community Engagement Manager & High School Activities Director

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    Simone Coker-Kamna
  • Tamara Lindsay

    Student Services Assistant

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    Tamara Lindsay
  • Tamara Pellicier

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    Tamara Pellicier
  • Thu-Tam Doan

    MS Science

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    Thu-Tam Doan
  • Wade Willis

    Arts Coordinator
    HS Vocal Music
    HS Theatre
    Project Theatre

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    Wade Willis
  • Yumin Liu

    Mandarin

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    Yumin Liu
  • Small Class Size

    Northwest Academy commitment to small classes and access to faculty help students succeed at high levels.

    Small Class Size
    Classes average 15 students per class
  • Class Retreats

    Each grade level goes on its own unique retreat that relates to the curriculum.

    Class Retreats
    8th grade science retreat at Mt St. Helens.
  • Exceptional Faculty

    Teachers include professional artists, writers, and performers as well as former college instructors.

    Exceptional Faculty
    Teachers As Mentors
  • Creativity Matters Here

    We value creative, independent thought in both our academic and arts classes.

    Creativity Matters Here