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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


Aug 20, 2020 |

Ryan Comandich

Ryan Comandich Ryan has a BA in Sociology / Anthropology, with music and art minors, where he focused on music and arts of different cultures. He has a second BA and MA in Spanish language and literature. Ryan teaches Spanish, Tai Chi, and has taught guitar and Javanese Gamelan music. He has taught since 2011 at elementary, high school, college and adult levels. In terms… Read More


Nov 6, 2019 |

Tyler Buswell

TYLER BUSWELL is a proud drag queen, actor, and multi-disciplined visual artist. He has worked as a scenic artist/carpenter or designer for Artists Repertory Theatre, PCS at The Armory, Third Rail, Theatre Vertigo, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Chapel Theatre, Bag&Baggage, and many others. He has four Broadwayworld nominations for Outstanding Set Design and his work can… Read More


Aug 27, 2019 |

Kelli Pennington

KELLI PENNINGTON is a photographer, educator, and curator living in Portland, Oregon. An avid traveler and observer, Kelli teaches photography with lessons rooted in the belief that as we frame a photograph, so too can we frame the relationship that we have to our own existence. With the tools of perception and perspective to inform… Read More


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

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    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.

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