Faculty and Staff

We attract the finest experienced teachers and staff in the region who have pride and passion for their profession. The average tenure of our faculty is 16 years.

Faculty and Instructional Staff

Josh Arsenault
  • B.A. and Teaching Certificate Physical Education, Western Washington University
  • B.A. Psychology, Western Washington University
  • With Epiphany since 2011

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Josh Arsenault

Fit for Life Specialist

Michelle Beebe
  • M.A. Education in Reading, Edinboro University of    Pennsylvania
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University
  • Washington State certified in Elementary Education and Reading
  • With Epiphany since 2015

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Michelle Beebe

Learning Skills Specialist

Alan Barta
  • B.A., Trinity University
  • With Epiphany since 2005

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Alan Barta

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Davis Bell
  • B.A. from Rhodes College
  • Washington State Teaching Certification and M.A. from Seattle University
  • With Epiphany since 2006

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Davis Bell

Science Specialist

Tina Bell
  • B.S. in Physical Education, minor in Health Education, Missouri State University
  • Teaching Certification and M.A. in Curriculum Design and Instruction, National-Louis University
  • With Epiphany since 2007

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Tina Bell

Physical Education Specialist

Barbara Buchman
  • B.F.A. in Studio Art, Youngstown State University 
  • M.F.A. in Art (Ceramics and Art History), University of Washington
  • With Epiphany since 1992

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Barbara Buchman

Art Specialist

David Bush
  • Teaching Certification and B.A. in Social Work, California State University-Fresno
  • With Epiphany since 2007

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David Bush

Fourth Grade Teacher

Jess Carley
  • B.A. University of Redlands
  • M.A. candidate in Middle School Education, John Hopkins
  • Teaching certificates in Middle School Math and Special Education, The New Teaching Project (TNTP)
  • With Epiphany since 2013

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Jess Carley

Second Grade Teacher

Vicki Conrad
  • M.S. Reading and Literacy, Walden University
  • B.A. Language Arts, Seattle Pacific University
  • Professional Teaching Certificate, Washington State
  • Started with Epiphany 2016

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Vicki Conrad

Learning Skills Specialist

Jenny Cummins
  • B.A., Case Western University
  • Teaching Certification and M.A. in Education, University of Virginia
  • With Epiphany since 1989

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Jenny Cummins

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ali Foss
  • B.A. Early Childhood Development and Special Education, City University of Seattle
  • Teaching Certification for Pre-school to Grade 3, Washington State University
  • With Epiphany since 2014

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Ali Foss

Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Marilyn Henry
  • Teaching Certification and B.A., University of Washington
  • With Epiphany since 1986

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Marilyn Henry

Lower Grade Math Specialist

Alison Holmes
  • B.A. Elementary School Education, Michigan State University
  • Teaching Certificate K-5, State of Michigan
  • Started with Epiphany 2016

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Alison Holmes

Second Grade Teacher

Carole Kitchell
  • B.A. Rice University
  • Started with Epiphany 2016

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Carole Kitchell

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Leslie Larkin
  • B.A. in Flute Performance, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.F.A., University of Washington
  • M.Ed. Arts Integration, Lesley University
  • With Epiphany since 2000

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Leslie Larkin

Music and Drama Specialist

Victoria Lovejoy
  • Ed.D Educational Technology, Pepperdine University
  • M.A.T. Secondary Science and Math Education, The Colorado College
  • B.A. Biology, Colorado College

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Victoria Lovejoy

Technology Integrationist

Keenan McGarvey
  • B.S. from University of South Florida
  • Teaching Certification from University of South Florida
  • With Epiphany since 2014

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Keenan McGarvey

Third Grade Teacher

Anthony McGrann
  • B.Sc. and B.Ed., University of British Columbia 
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Seattle University
  • Professional Teaching Certificate, Washington State University
  • NAIS Teacher of the Future (2014–2015)
  • With Epiphany since 2001 

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Anthony McGrann

Fourth Grade Teacher

Heather Moss
  • B.S. from Seattle University
  • Teaching Certification and M.A. from Pacific Oaks College
  • With Epiphany since 2009

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Heather Moss

Fifth Grade Teacher

Celia Russo
  • B.A. from Brown University 
  • Teaching Certification and M.A. from Seattle University
  • With Epiphany since 2003

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Celia Russo

Fifth Grade Teacher

Lindsay Sanders
  • Teaching Certification, B.A., and M.A. in Education from Washington University in St. Louis
     
  • With Epiphany since 2006

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Lindsay Sanders

Learning Skills Specialist

Mark Shone
  • B.A. Government and Political Philosophy, Harvard University
  • M.A. in Teaching, Seattle Pacific University
  • Teaching Certification in Elementary Education, University of Michigan 
  • With Epiphany since 2006
  • On sabbatical for 2016-2017 school year

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Mark Shone

Third Grade Teacher

Alicia Smith

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant

Scott Starkoski
  • BA in Elementary Education, Florida Atlantic University

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    With Epiphany since 2015

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Scott Starkoski

Kindergarten Teacher

Sarah Tomlanovich
  • Teaching Certification, B.A., and M.A. from University of Oregon
  • With Epiphany since 2010

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Sarah Tomlanovich

First Grade Teacher

Angela Turner
  • Teaching Certification and B.A. from Western Washington University
  • With Epiphany since 2009

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Angela Turner

Kindergarten Teacher

Anne Van Cleve
  • B.A. from Whitman College
     
  • J.D. from University of Washington School of Law
     
  • With Epiphany since 2008

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Anne Van Cleve

Learning Skills Specialist

Nikki Van Nimwegen
  • B.A., Wesleyan University
  • Teaching Certification and M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • Rejoined Epiphany in 2014

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Nikki Van Nimwegen

First Grade Teacher

Steve Ward
  • B.A. Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University 
  • Teaching certification in Elementary Education, Bethel University
  • With Epiphany since 2008

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Steve Ward

Upper School Math Specialist

Jen Wilkinson
  • M.A. in Teaching, University of Washington
  • B.S. in Biology and Political Science, Albright College
  • Started with Epiphany in 2016

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Jen Wilkinson

Librarian

Lise Wolken
  • B.A. in Latin from the University of Michigan
  • Teaching Certification, Latin and French, Tufts University
  • With Epiphany since 1999

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Lise Wolken

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Latin Specialist

Karen Ybarra
  • B.A., Ohio State University
  • Teaching Certification and M.Ed., Ohio State University
  • With Epiphany since 2011

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Karen Ybarra

Third Grade Teacher

Laura Zoeller
  • B.A. in French Literature and Language and Interpersonal Communication, Seattle Pacific University
  • M.A. in Etudes Anglophones, Literature, Paris University 
  • With Epiphany since 2013

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Laura Zoeller

French Language Specialist

Dustin Abrahamson

ESCP Assistant

Erika Boyd

ESCP Assistant

Olivia Hiles

ESCP Assistant

Bailey Richardson

ESCP Assistant

Yasmina Scally

ESCP Assistant

Sara Tebeau

ESCP Assistant

Erik Wolken

ESCP Assistant

Administrators

Nick Clements

With Epiphany since 2010

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Nick Clements

Director of Technology

Buffy Curtin

* B.A in French from Western Washington University.

* M.Ed in Counseling from Seattle University.

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Buffy Curtin

School Counselor

Margaret Foster
  • College of Letters, Wesleyan University
  • B.A. Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington
  • With Epiphany since 2015

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Margaret Foster

Marketing & Communications

Lonnie Herring
B.S. and MBA from California State University

With Epiphany Since 2010

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Lonnie Herring

Business Manager

Candice Houghton

• B.A. in English from UC Davis

• M.A. in English from California State University, East Bay

• With Epiphany since 2011

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Candice Houghton

Director of Student Learning

Greg Jones
Teaching Certification and B.A. from Chico State University

M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University

With Epiphany since 2011

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Greg Jones

Director of Admission

Jessie Kaarbo
  • B.A. Architectural Studies, University of Washington
  • M.S. Elementary Education, Old Dominion University
  • Teaching Certificate from Washington State
  • With Epiphany School since 2015

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Jessie Kaarbo

Office Manager

Becky Melonson
With Epiphany since 1990

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Becky Melonson

Curriculum Support Specialist

Elizabeth O'Shea
B.A. from University of Delaware

Advancement Leadership Program, University of Washington

With Epiphany since 2014

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Elizabeth O'Shea

Director of Development

Andrew Rauch

With Epiphany since 2014

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Andrew Rauch

Facilities Manager

Vivian Scheidt
B.A. from Brandeis University

Teaching Certification and M.A. from Pacific Oaks College

With Epiphany since 2011

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Vivian Scheidt

Chief Academic Officer

Brenda Stonecipher
B.A. from University of Washington

MBA from University of Washington Foster School of Business

Certified Public Accountant

With Epiphany since 2009

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Brenda Stonecipher

Interim Administrative Head and CFO

Jeremy Tagliaferre
  • B.A. Environmental Studies, Harvard University
  • Starting with Epiphany in 2016

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Jeremy Tagliaferre

ESCP Manager