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
  • Andy Davis

    MS Earth Science
    HS Physics
    Science Department Chair

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    Andy Davis
  • April Haddock

    Registrar

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    April Haddock
  • Brian Manley

    Spanish

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    Brian Manley
  • Caitlin Gibb

    School Counselor

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    Caitlin Gibb
  • Dan Dunning

    High School Director
    HS Guitar

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    Dan Dunning
  • David Berkson

    MS English
    MS Theater
    HS Theater

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    David Berkson
  • David Bliss

    After Hours Technical Theatre
    Makeup & Costuming

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    David Bliss
  • David Schonfeld

    HS Liberal Arts
    Spanish

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    David Schonfeld
  • David Wagstaff

    HS English/Humanities
    Middle School 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
  • Erin Blenkiron

    HS Activities Director
    MS Geometry
    HS Precalculus
    HS Algebra 1

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    Erin Blenkiron
  • Erin Shannon

    MS and HS Dance
    HS Yoga/Fitness
    HS Musical Theatre

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    Erin Shannon
  • Ginger Sidey

    Challenge French, Transition French

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    Ginger Sidey
  • Hau Bui

    MS Math
    MS Science

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    Hau Bui
  • Jack Ciolli

    MS Arts After Hours
    Student Services Assistant

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    Jack Ciolli
  • Jada Pierce

    HS English/Humanities
    Psychology
    Poetry Writing
    English/Humanities Department Chair

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    Jada Pierce
  • Jamie Michaud

    French

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    Jamie Michaud
  • 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

    HS English/Humanities
    Philosophy
    World Languages Department Chair

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    Julie Ellington
  • 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
  • Katie Staggers

    MS English

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    Katie Staggers
  • Kelly Coates

    HS Math
    MS Math
    MS Foundations

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    Kelly Coates
  • Kristin Van Sickle

    Middle School Vocal Music

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    Kristin Van Sickle
  • Lainie Ettinger

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

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    Lainie Ettinger
  • Lee Barbara

    MS Guitar

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    Lee Barbara
  • Lindsay Perwak

    French
    Spanish
    Learning Lab

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    Lindsay Perwak
  • Lon Nowak

    Student Services Assistant

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    Lon Nowak
  • Marcy England

    Challenge Calculus

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    Marcy England
  • 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
  • Meghan Young

    MS Social Studies
    MS Science

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    Meghan Young
  • Melissa Badenhop

    Photography

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    Melissa Badenhop
  • Molly Sultany

    HS Biology
    HS Chemistry
    HS Advanced Bio/Envi Sci
    HS Health

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    Molly Sultany
  • Morgan Kunze

    Development Manager

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    Morgan Kunze
  • Nadia Johnson

    Student Services Assistant

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    Nadia Johnson
  • Nathan Lucas

    HS and MS Digital Media

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    Nathan Lucas
  • Paul Martone

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Creative Writing

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    Paul Martone
  • Rachael Torchia

    Middle School Director

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    Rachael Torchia
  • Reuel Smith

    MS Algebra 1
    HS Statistics

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    Reuel Smith
  • Revan Williams

    MS Social Studies
    Admissions Assistant
    Yearbook

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    Revan Williams
  • Rich Brown

    Safety Coordinator

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    Rich Brown
  • Roman Garcia

    Educational Technology Support Specialist

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    Roman Garcia
  • Rosalind Fell

    HS Dance
    MS Dance

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    Rosalind Fell
  • Russell Hanes

    MS Math
    HS Math
    Math Department Chair

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    Russell Hanes
  • Sally Thorpe

    Chinese

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    Sally Thorpe
  • Sara Tam

    Development Assistant

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    Sara Tam
  • Sean Cain

    HS and MS Visual Art
    Visual Art Department Chair

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    Sean Cain
  • Sharon Weir

    MS Social Studies
    MS Learning Lab

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    Sharon Weir
  • Sofia Marcus-Myers

    Student Services Assistant

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    Sofia Marcus-Myers
  • Wade Willis

    Arts Coordinator
    HS Vocal Music
    HS Theater
    HS Actor's Workshop
    Project Theatre

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    Wade Willis
  • Wendy Bell

    Receptionist and Office Manager

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    Wendy Bell
  • College-prep Academics

    Northwest Academy students write two substantial, college-level thesis projects in their senior year. All juniors and seniors receive college credit through the PSU Challenge Program.

    College-prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation
  • Creativity Matters Here

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

    Creativity Matters Here
  • 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.
  • Outstanding After-School Classes

    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes