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Aug 27, 2020 |

Ariel Williams

 Ariel March Williams received her BFA in drawing and writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied performance art and drawing at The Burren College of Art in Ireland. Ariel has written art reviews and criticism for online and print publications, exhibited her work internationally, and taught visual art to students… Read More


Aug 27, 2020 |

Samson Syharath

 Samson Syharath is an actor, director, educator, and founder of Theatre Diaspora, Oregon’s only Asian-American theatre company. After graduating with his B.A. in Theatre from the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith, he completed his training at the Portland Actors Conservatory where he taught and managed the office for several years. He is also the Chair of… Read More


Aug 27, 2020 |

Nessima Gatchalian

NESSIMA GATCHALIAN is our new Middle school science teacher here at Northwest Academy. She comes from a strong background in Biochemistry and extensive experience working with children and young adults in an educational setting. She has taught General chemistry for two years at Oregon State University, HS science specifically, Chemistry and Biology, and MS science… Read More


Aug 20, 2020 |

Christine Schultz

Christine Schultz is a fourth-generation Portlander who graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a double minor in music and dance. She has a passion for tap dancing, and she has been teaching in the Portland area for almost 10 years. Christine has also been a choreographer for West… Read More


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