About

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 12 members.

  • Photo of Elaine Christensen

    Elaine Christensen 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Kerrin Scott

    Kerrin Scott 

    Assistant Head of School & Director of Lower School
  • Photo of Erin Wallace

    Erin Wallace 

    Director of Middle School
  • Photo of Betsy Briardy

    Betsy Briardy 

    Assistant Director of Middle School
  • Photo of Adrienne Gifford

    Adrienne Gifford 

    Director of Strategic Innovation
  • Photo of Cary Kirby

    Cary Kirby 

    Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Photo of Carolyn Lucas

    Carolyn Lucas 

    Communications Director
  • Photo of Piya Narayen

    Piya Narayen 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Photo of Niki Fischer Meyers

    Niki Fischer Meyers 

    Student Support Services Coordinator
  • Photo of Kelly Crowe-Yrarrázaval

    Kelly Crowe-Yrarrázaval 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Kristen Kennebrew

    Kristen Kennebrew 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Trista Bamer

    Trista Bamer 

    Special Programs Coordinator

Business Office

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Jon Achee

    Jon Achee 

    Director of Finance and Operations
  • Photo of Mary Kern

    Mary Kern 

    Controller
  • Photo of Amanda Roccuzzo

    Amanda Roccuzzo 

    Human Resources Manager
  • Photo of Stacy Rockwood

    Stacy Rockwood 

    HR and Operations Coordinator
  • Photo of Mary Jorgensen

    Mary Jorgensen 

    Bookkeeper

Auxiliary & After Care Programs

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Euan Oswald

    Euan Oswald 

    Summer Program, Auxiliary Programs & Athletics Director
  • Photo of Michelle Doiron

    Michelle Doiron 

    Summer Program Assistant Director & Lower School and Auxiliary Programs Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Kokou Gbakenou

    Kokou Gbakenou 

    After Care Assistant
  • Photo of Jack Hollinger

    Jack Hollinger 

    After Care Assistant

School Offices

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Debbie Rynhoud

    Debbie Rynhoud 

    Executive Assistant to the Head of School
  • Photo of Yilin Ulwelling

    Yilin Ulwelling 

    Lower School Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Kristin Uselman

    Kristin Uselman 

    School Nurse

Admissions

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Calley Hart

    Calley Hart 

    Director of Enrollment Management & Outreach
  • Photo of Eugenie Lemerle

    Eugenie Lemerle 

    Associate Director of Admissions & Registrar

Development

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Molly Rubin

    Molly Rubin 

    Director of Development
  • Photo of Angela Hurlock

    Angela Hurlock 

    Director of Parent Relations
  • Photo of Dara Castellano

    Dara Castellano 

    Development Associate

Technology

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Terrence Williams

    Terrence Williams 

    Director of Technology
  • Photo of Katherine Nolte

    Katherine Nolte 

    ICT Team Lead & Data Services Manager
  • Photo of Hunter Collier

    Hunter Collier 

    Systems Administrator
  • Photo of Brian Plaster

    Brian Plaster 

    Systems Administrator

Facilities

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Ken Fox

    Ken Fox 

    Director of Facilities
  • Photo of Roland Schulz

    Roland Schulz 

    Assistant Facilities Manager

Lower School

List of 25 members.

  • Photo of Trudy Tauscheck

    Trudy Tauscheck 

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Photo of McKenna Sevruk

    McKenna Sevruk 

    Associate Teacher, Kindergarten
  • Photo of Esther Magnotti

    Esther Magnotti 

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Photo of Abby Smalley

    Abby Smalley 

    Associate Teacher, Kindergarten
  • Photo of Mark Kalal

    Mark Kalal 

    1st Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Sandy Huang

    Sandy Huang 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 1
  • Photo of Amanda Vaish

    Amanda Vaish 

    1st Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Caitlin Ambler

    Caitlin Ambler 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 1
  • Photo of Laura Hange

    Laura Hange 

    2nd Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Anita Erskine

    Anita Erskine 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 2
  • Photo of Jenna Spadoni

    Jenna Spadoni 

    2nd Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Kyle Hicks

    Kyle Hicks 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 2
  • Photo of Stephanie Dobler

    Stephanie Dobler 

    3rd Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Arni Muljadi

    Arni Muljadi 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 3
  • Photo of Marissa Sandberg

    Marissa Sandberg 

    3rd Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Dana Surman

    Dana Surman 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 3
  • Photo of Kellie Dyer

    Kellie Dyer 

    4th Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Nico Dons-Borreguero

    Nico Dons-Borreguero 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 4
  • Photo of Carrie Pencek

    Carrie Pencek 

    4th Grade Teacher
  • Photo of Hailey Brumley

    Hailey Brumley 

    Associate Teacher, Grade 4
  • Photo of Kimberly Workman

    Kimberly Workman 

    Instructional Assistant
  • Photo of Mandi Davis

    Mandi Davis 

    Spanish Teacher K-4
  • Photo of Maria DiGiovanni

    Maria DiGiovanni 

    Lower School Innovation & Technology Teacher
  • Photo of Gelareh Roomiany

    Gelareh Roomiany 

    Lower School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher
  • Photo of Scott Ziglinski

    Scott Ziglinski 

    Lower School Science Teacher

Middle School

List of 17 members.

  • Photo of Michelle Bowers

    Michelle Bowers 

    Middle School Language Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Ryan Brown

    Ryan Brown 

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Cinthia Chacón

    Cinthia Chacón 

    Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Gayathri Cunnathur Rajagopal

    Gayathri Cunnathur Rajagopal 

    Middle School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher
  • Photo of Arren Ellingson

    Arren Ellingson 

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of David Hamann

    David Hamann 

    Middle School Innovation & Technology Teacher
  • Photo of Margaret Hartley

    Margaret Hartley 

    Middle School Math Teacher
  • Photo of Andrew Mechling

    Andrew Mechling 

    Middle School Science Teacher
  • Photo of Ben Morgan

    Ben Morgan 

    Middle School Language Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Corey Paulson

    Corey Paulson 

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Photo of Acacia Protsman

    Acacia Protsman 

    Middle School Language Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Marcelo Sanjinés

    Marcelo Sanjinés 

    Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Nickie Schmitz

    Nickie Schmitz 

    Middle School Math Teacher
  • Photo of Elliott Skopin

    Elliott Skopin 

    Middle School Science Teacher
  • Photo of Karey Stoltz

    Karey Stoltz 

    Middle School Math Teacher
  • Photo of Clarissa Toupin

    Clarissa Toupin 

    Middle School Science Teacher
  • Photo of Gina Vickrey

    Gina Vickrey 

    Middle School Science Lab Assistant

Arts

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Zoe Wilson

    Zoe Wilson 

    Arts & Movement Team Leader, Drama & Movement Teacher
  • Photo of Katya Palladina

    Katya Palladina 

    Middle School Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Erik Koski

    Erik Koski 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Aileen Granstrom

    Aileen Granstrom 

    Lower School Visual Arts Teacher

Physical Education & Health

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Ian McCullough

    Ian McCullough 

    PE Teacher, K-8
  • Photo of Danny Cunningham

    Danny Cunningham 

    Middle School Health and PE Lead

Library Learning Commons

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Lauren Richey

    Lauren Richey 

    Library Learning Commons Director
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.