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STEM ACADEMY

A Diverse & Vibrant Community of Young Learners
Beth Hemphill 6 & 7th Grade Teacher/ Librarian
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Education
BS in Biology, Minor in Psychology, Loyola Marymount; MA Secondary Science Education, Seattle University

Experience
11 Years

Binh Dang Head Custodian
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Education
Saigon College; Licensed Boiler Engineer

Cecilia Tun Kitchen Manager & Cook
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Education
OSPI Kitchen Certification; Food Handlers Permit

Experience
19 Years

Christopher Lyskawa 8th Grade Teacher
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Education
BA History, minor in Educational Studies, Siena College, Albany, NY; Master of Arts in Teaching & Teaching Certification (in progress), University of Portland; Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) program.

Experience
2nd Year Teaching

Colleen Lardie-Pardal 2 & 3rd Grade Teacher
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Education
BA Elementary Education, Carroll College, minor in special education; Certifications: WA State Teaching Certificate, PLTW STEM certification

Experience
14 Years

Heather Liufau Bookkeeper
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Education
BA in Accounting, University of Puget Sound

Experience
14 Years

Josefa Torres PK Aide
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Education
OSPI STARS Certification

Experience
9 Years

Julia Hudac RTI Instructional Coach
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Education
BA, University of Notre Dame; MA Education, University of Notre Dame; WA State Teaching Certification, grades 5-12

Experience
10 Years

Kara Muller 1st Grade Teacher
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Education
AA, South Puget Sound Community College; BA in Elementary Education K-8, minor in Literacy, Central Washington University; Certifications: Certified PLTW Lead Teacher; K-8 Literacy Endorsement; K-8 Elementary Teacher

Experience
11 Years

Karalyn Meyers 4 & 5th Grade Teacher
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Education
BS with honors in Psychology, UW Seattle; MA in Elementary Ed with TELL Endorsement (in progress); PLTW STEM certification, Washington teacher certification

Experience
6 years

Kelli Bostwick Administrative Assistant
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Education
OSPI STARS Certified

Experience
9 Years

Laura Price Pre-K Teacher
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Education
AA, University of Maryland; Certifications: Early Childhood Education, STARS, PLTW STEM certification

Experience
12 Years

Leah Finneseth-Meyers PK-3 Teacher
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Education
BA, Elementary Education & Special Education; MA coursework in Special Education with a focus on immigrants and refugees; WA Teaching Certification (AZ & GA); OSPI STARS Certification; Former Director and Education Coach for elementary & early childhood education, family support work for ECEAP

Experience
14 Years

Lisa Ezetta Extended Care Director
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Madeline Butterfield Kindergarten Teacher
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Classes
Kindergarten

Education
BA, Washington State University; Endorsements: Pk-3 Literacy, Middle School Language Arts; Certifications: PLTW STEM certification, PLTW STEM Gateway certification, STARS; Facilitator for "Roots of Empathy" SEL curriculum; Experience teaching at an "Ashoka Changemaker School"

Marc Nuno Principal
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Education
MA in Education at Loyola Marymount University; BA in Theology at University of Notre Dame; MA in Catholic School Leadership (in progress), University of Notre Dame; Certifications: CA State Teaching Credential (Multi-Subject Grades K-12)

Experience
18 years; 6 years as Principal

Marianne Floyd 6 & 7th Grade Teacher
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Education
University of Puget Sound, BS, Biology; University of Washington Tacoma, Master of Education, emphasis in science curriculum and instruction; PLTW STEM certification; national board teacher certification; STARS certified; National Board Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Early Adolescent Science; PLTW Gateway certification

Experience
12 years teaching

Melissa Missall 2 & 3rd Grade Aide
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Education
AA, Green River Community College; BA, University of Puget Sound; Currently working on MA, Western Governor's University

Shannon Higginbotham PE Teacher
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Education
AA, University of Minnesota; AFAA Group Fitness Certification; AFAA Personal Training Certification

Experience
6 Years