Our Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty and Staff

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  • Chris Schuck

    Head of School

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    Chris Schuck
  • Amy Pellegrin

    French
    Spanish

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    Amy Pellegrin
  • Andrea Van Hagen

    MS English
    MS Learning Lab
    MS Activities Director

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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
  • Cristiana Gilman

    Development Director

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    Cristiana Gilman
  • Dan Dunning

    High School Director

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    Dan Dunning
  • David Berkson

    MS English
    MS Theatre
    HS Theatre

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    David Berkson
  • David Bliss

    After Hours Technical Theatre
    Makeup & Costuming

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    David Bliss
  • David Schonfeld

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts
    Spanish

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    David Schonfeld
  • David Wagstaff

    HS English/Humanities
    MS Tai Chi

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    David Wagstaff
  • Doug Cornett

    HS English/Humanities
    HS World History

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    Doug Cornett
  • Doug Ross

    Finance Director

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    Doug Ross
  • Erich Simon

    MS Math
    HS Math
    HS Science

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    Erich Simon
  • Erin Blenkiron

    HS Activities Director
    MS Math
    HS Math

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    Erin Blenkiron
  • Erin Shannon

    MS Dance
    HS Dance
    HS Yoga/Fitness
    HS Musical Theatre

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    Erin Shannon
  • Hau Bui

    MS Math
    MS Science
    HS Math

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    Hau Bui
  • Inge Hoogerhuis

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

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    Inge Hoogerhuis
  • Jack Ciolli

    MS Arts After Hours
    Education Assistant

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    Jack Ciolli
  • Jada Pierce

    English/Humanities Department Chair
    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts

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    Jada Pierce
  • John Storhm

    Systems and Technology Director

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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
  • Kailey Rhodes

    MS Math

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    Kailey Rhodes
  • 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

    Accountant & HR Generalist

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    Kathy Veenhuizen
  • Katie Staggers

    MS English

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    Katie Staggers
  • Kristin Van Sickle

    MS Vocal Music
    MS Musical Theater

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    Kristin Van Sickle
  • Laura Waksman

    MS Science
    Education Assistant

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    Laura Waksman
  • Lee Barbara

    MS Guitar
    HS Guitar

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    Lee Barbara
  • Linda Rosinski

    Administrative Assistant
    Plaza Receptionist

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    Linda Rosinski
  • Lindsay Perwak

    French
    Spanish
    Learning Lab

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    Lindsay Perwak
  • 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 Badenhop

    Photography

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    Melissa Badenhop
  • 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

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    Nia Johnson
  • Paul Martone

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts

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    Paul Martone
  • Per Soerensen

    MS Math
    HS Math

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    Per Soerensen
  • Quin Nelson

    Education Assistant

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    Quin Nelson
  • Rachael Torchia

    Middle School Director

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    Rachael Torchia
  • 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
  • Sally Thorpe

    Chinese

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    Sally Thorpe
  • 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

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    Simone Coker-Kamna
  • Tamara Lindsay

    Administrative Assistant
    Main Receptionist

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    Tamara Lindsay
  • 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
  • Challenging Academics and Intellectual Curiosity

    At every grade level, we respect our students’ abilities to comprehend challenging ideas and demonstrate their understanding with insight and creativity.

    Challenging Academics and Intellectual Curiosity
    Engaging Classes
  • a partnership of academics and the arts

    Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

    a partnership of academics and the arts
  • Downtown Portland is our extended classroom

    Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.

    Downtown Portland is our extended classroom
  • College Counseling

    Our College Counselor works with students to find schools that will be a good match for them. Northwest Academy graduates attend a diverse selection of colleges and universities across the country including Duke University, Bard College, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

    College Counseling
    College application workshop