Faculty and Staff

Excellent teaching is the single highest priority at Open Window School. Our lead teachers are well-trained and experienced in working with gifted students, and we have the resources to attract the best talent in the area.
Each Open Window School faculty member brings unique gifts to the classroom, yet all share a common commitment to nurture and inspire Open Window School students, recognizing the great potential that lies within each child. We are committed to frequent, open, and honest communications with families. Open Window parents value that their child is known and understood by her/his teachers.

Working alongside our lead teachers are accomplished associate teachers, many who hold advanced degrees and have extensive experience with children. All lower school classrooms have a lead teacher and full-time associate teacher. This is essential for the differentiated learning we provide.

Open Window faculty are encouraged to continue their professional growth on an annual basis through workshops, course work, in-service training, educational cohorts and other opportunities.

In addition to our faculty, dedicated staff members support students, teachers, and families of Open Window School each day. Our goal is to make every member of our community feel valued and welcome.
To reach a faculty or staff member, call our main office at 425-747-2911, or contact ows@ows.org. If you are a current member of the community, please login to MOW, all staff contact information is available in the directory.

Educational Administration & Staff

List of 10 members.

  • Jeff Stroebel 

    Head of School
  • Kerrin Scott 

    Head of Lower School
  • Michael Montgomery 

    Head of Middle School
  • Adrienne Gifford 

    Director of Innovation & Technology
  • Cary Kirby 

    Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Carolyn Lucas 

    Communications Director
  • Erin Wallace 

    Dean of Students, MS 7 & 8
  • Kayesee Schermerhorn 

    Middle School Special Programs Coordinator
  • Rasha Sachdeva 

    Director of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Lauren Hutchinson 

    School Counselor (Grades 3-5)

Business Office

List of 5 members.

  • Marja Ziuzin 

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Kristen Riley 

    Human Resources/ Payroll
  • Mary Kern 

  • Katie Anderson 

  • Stacy Rockwood 

    Business Office Associate

School Offices

List of 6 members.

  • Euan Oswald 

    Auxiliary Programs Director & Athletics Director
  • Reshma Somarajan 

    Main Office Administrative Assistant
  • Heather Law-Powers 

    Middle School Administrative Assistant
  • Grace Smith 

    After Care Coordinator
  • Brandon Hamann 

    After Care Assistant
  • Hudson Micheau 

    After Care Assistant

Admissions Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Calley Hart 

    Director of Admissions & Marketing
  • Eugenie Lemerle 

    Admissions Associate & Registrar

Development Office

List of 3 members.

  • Molly Rubin 

    Director of Development
  • Angela Hurlock 

    Director of Parent Relations & Special Events
  • Dara Vodder 

    Development Assistant


List of 3 members.

  • Steve Raley 

    ICT Manager
  • Katherine Vittum 

    Data Services Manager
  • Joe Collier 

    ICT Support Technician


List of 2 members.

  • Mark Wadzinski 

    Facilities Manager
  • Roland Schulz 

    Assistant Facilities Manager

Lower School Teachers

List of 21 members.

  • Trudy Tauscheck 

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Kimberly Workman 

    Associate Teacher, Kindergarten
  • Esther Magnotti 

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Aileen Granstrom 

    Associate Teacher, Kindergarten
  • Megan Waddell 

    Associate Teacher, 1st Grade
  • Marissa Sandberg 

    1st Grade Teacher
  • Chelsey Eckel 

    Associate Teacher, 1st Grade
  • Laura Hange 

    2nd Grade Teacher
  • Jenna Tollefson 

    Associate Teacher, 2nd Grade
  • Jenna Spadoni 

    2nd Grade Teacher
  • Kaitlin Roth 

    Associate Teacher, 2nd Grade
  • Khushboo Aulakh 

    Associate Teacher, 3rd Grade
  • Abigail McFarland 

    3rd Grade Teacher
  • Dana Surman 

    Associate Teacher, 3rd Grade
  • Trista Bamer 

    4th Grade Teacher
  • Hannah Blacksin 

    Associate Teacher, 4th Grade
  • Jey Woolf 

    On-Staff Instructional Assistant Substitute
  • Randy Hollinger 

    Science Teacher, K-4
  • Maria DiGiovanni 

    Lower School Innovation & Technology Teacher
  • Cheyenne Morvan 

    Lower School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher
  • Mandi Davis 

    Spanish Coordinator & Teacher

Middle School Teachers

List of 17 members.

  • Jennifer Northrup 

    5th Grade Humanities Teacher
  • Dan Gulotta 

    6th Grade Humanities Teacher
  • Corey Paulson 

    8th Grade Humanities Coordinator
  • Andrew Mechling 

    Middle School Science Teacher
  • Elena von Naumann 

    Middle School Math Coordinator
  • Brook Achterhof 

    Middle School Math Teacher
  • Jason Ermer 

    Middle School Math Teacher
  • Sean Patch 

    Middle School Math Teacher
  • Erin Wallace 

    Dean of Students, MS 7 & 8
  • Mandi Davis 

    Spanish Coordinator & Teacher
  • Joyce Marquardt 

    Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • Marcelo SanjinĂ©s 

    Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • Danny Cunningham 

    Associate Teacher, Middle School
  • Arren Ellingson 

    Associate Teacher, Middle School
  • Richi Thomas 

    Associate Teacher, Middle School
  • David Hamann 

    Middle School Innovation & Technology Teacher
  • Kelly Faber 

    Middle School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher

Arts & Movement Teachers

List of 4 members.

  • Kathleen Arends 

    Music Teacher, K-6
  • Ian McCullough 

    PE Teacher, K-8
  • Katya Palladina 

    Visual Arts Teacher, K-8
  • Zoe Wilson 

    Drama Teacher, K-8 & Movement Teacher, K-1

Library Learning Commons

List of 2 members.

  • Lauren Richey 

    Library Learning Commons Director
  • Kelly Hedine 

    LLC Assistant
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.