Meet Our New Staff


Sara Alvarado

Position: 3rd Grade
Education: BA in elementary education, City University
Hobbies: Gardening, soccer, and biking




Lee McClusky

Position: Advanced Learning Opportunity, LRC
Education: BA in Art, Gonzaga University, MA in teaching, Seattle University
Hobbies: Soccer, surfing, and painting.


Vince McGovern

Position: Middle School Director
Education: BA LaSalle University, Philadelphia . MA Seattle University
Hobbies: Traveling to any beach near warm water, watching Philadelphia sports especially the Eagles.


Elizabeth Steiner

Position: 4th Grade
Education: BA in psychology, Gonzaga University; MA in teaching, University of Portland
Hobbies: Playing soccer, doing puzzles, and hiking.

Joan Benoit

Position: 6th Grade Homeroom and Math
Education: BA in Economics, University of Washington, MBA, Northwestern University
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, reading, travel, lively discussions about ideas

Nicole Grady

Position: 8th Grade Homeroom and Literature
Education: BA in history, San Francisco State University, MA in teaching, Seattle Pacific University
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, playing with my dog, Chelsea.

Maura McCulloch

Position: 7th Grade LA/Literature
Education: BA in English, Stanford, MA in English, University of Washington
Hobbies: Gardening, running, and knitting.


Amanda O'Callahan

Position: 3rd Grade
Education: Bachelor of ed, Griffith University, Australia; Master of Education, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hobbies: Reading, cooking/baking with my daughter, walking my dog, and being outside.