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
  • 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
  • Lainie Ettinger

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

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    Lainie Ettinger
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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