Archives

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 24, 2020 |

Angeles Godinez-Valencia

Angeles Godinez-Valencia is an Education Program Manager for Centro Cultural where she builds partnerships and develops a STEAM curriculum that sparks K-12 grade students’ interest and confidence. Having worked with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); youth from marginalized communities; and non-traditional students, she has the skills to effectively advocate for the underrepresented voices… Read More


Aug 27, 2019 |

Kate John

KATE JOHN earned her BA in Humanities for Teaching at Seattle University with minors in Mathematics and Art History. Since then she has gone on to work in educational settings near and far, most recently as a High School Teacher in Cambodia. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and painting. Kate joined Northwest Academy in August… Read More



  • Find Out Why Northwest Academy Students Thrive.

    It’s how we teach. And how they learn.

    Find Out Why Northwest Academy Students Thrive.
  • A Place for Art and Ideas

    The Angry Pigeon Gallery showcases work by members of the Northwest Academy community and beyond.

    A Place for Art and Ideas
  • Find Your Community

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

    Find Your Community
  • Arts Week

    Each Spring, students showcase their work in visual and performing arts. Dynamo! features middle school students while Esprit! celebrates the work of high school students.

    Arts Week
    Middle School students performing in Dynamo!