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At Charles Wright, you can expect more time and attention in small classes, more challenges and support, more trust and respect between teachers and students, and more prep for college and life. Our teachers are exceptionally qualified and highly trained, both in the subjects they teach and in the art of instruction.

They choose to teach here precisely because they are the sort of mentors and guides who aren’t content to simply stand in front of a class and lay down the law. They want the opportunity to know their students inside and out, the flexibility to be innovative with their teaching, and the responsibility for the success of their students’ education.

In our classes you’ll hear as much laughter as lecturing. You’ll see that college prep means building skills and confidence, not just knowledge. We believe this is the most supportive, least pretentious, and most joyous academic environment anywhere.

Dr. David Adams
Dr. David AdamsUpper School History Teacher, History Department Chair
Jim Albers
Jim AlbersMiddle School History and Math Teacher
Candy Anderson
Candy AndersonLower School Visual Art Specialist
Deborah Baldwin
Deborah BaldwinLower School Librarian
Christina Bertucchi
Christina BertucchiUpper School Art Teacher
David Bishop
David BishopUpper School and Performing Arts Technology Coordinator, 12th Grade Dean
Nick Bivins
Nick BivinsUpper School Art Teacher, 11th Grade Dean
Noel Blyler
Noel BlylerAssociate Director of College Counseling
Katie Bowlden
Katie BowldenKindergarten Assistant Teacher
Alisha Bright
Alisha BrightMiddle School Science and Geography Teacher
George Brockman
George BrockmanMiddle School Science and Math Teacher
Brian Burdick
Brian BurdickPhysical Education and Athletics
Karen Burdick
Karen BurdickKindergarten Teacher
Bill Chissoe
Bill ChissoeUpper School Computer Science and Civics Teacher
Mary Cole
Mary ColeLower School Learning Specialist
Sinead Coleman
Sinead ColemanUpper School Learning Specialist
Dr. Tom Cramer
Dr. Tom CramerUpper School History Teacher
Patti Crouch-Cook
Patti Crouch-CookUpper School English Teacher, English Department Co-Chair
Stephani Crozier
Stephani Crozier1st Grade Teacher
Suzy Ebalo
Suzy EbaloKindergarten Teacher
Lynn Ellis
Lynn EllisUpper School Math Teacher
Jamie Evans
Jamie EvansUpper School English Teacher
Susanne Everill
Susanne EverillMiddle School Librarian
Nikki FastLee
Nikki FastLeeUpper School History and English Teacher
Dr. Dana Flaskerud
Dr. Dana FlaskerudUpper School Spanish Teacher, World Languages Department Chair
Jon Flies
Jon FliesPhysical Education and Athletics
John Forier
John ForierMiddle and Upper School Drama Teacher
Kara Gjesdal
Kara GjesdalJunior Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Stephanie Glenn
Stephanie GlennUpper School Japanese Teacher
Bob Gordon
Bob GordonMiddle School Visual Arts Teacher
Alia Greenbaum
Alia GreenbaumMiddle School and Upper School Japanese Teacher
Catherine Grider
Catherine GriderJunior Kindergarten Teacher
Samantha Harris
Samantha HarrisHead Librarian and Upper School Librarian
Maren Hassenger
Maren HassengerMiddle School French Teacher
Mark Hayes
Mark HayesUpper School English Teacher, Sustainability Coordinator
Judy Herrington
Judy HerringtonLower School Music Specialist
Kevin Hong
Kevin Hong2nd Grade Teacher
Christopher Hoppin
Christopher HoppinMiddle School Visual Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Department Chair
Heidi Huckins
Heidi HuckinsMiddle and Upper School Instrumental Music Teacher, 9th Grade Dean
Emily Hume
Emily Hume2nd Grade Teacher
Nelly Irwin
Nelly Irwin4th and 5th Grade Assistant Teacher, Kids Club Lead
Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson1st Grade Assistant Teacher
Ryan Johnson
Ryan JohnsonUpper School Science Teacher
Richard Kalustian
Richard KalustianMiddle School Math Teacher
David Kangas
David KangasUpper School Science Teacher
Jon Lamoreux
Jon LamoreuxUpper School Physics Teacher, Science Department Co-Chair
Debra Leach
Debra LeachMiddle and Upper School Choirs Accompanist, Piano Teacher
Gil LeFrancois
Gil LeFrancoisUpper School Math Teacher, Math Department Chair
Walter Manny
Walter MannyUpper School Math and Science Teacher
Mandy Marcellis
Mandy MarcellisLower School Administrative Assistant and Registrar
Riley Meinershagen
Riley MeinershagenMiddle School Science and Math Teacher
Treasea Miller
Treasea MillerMiddle School Administrative Assistant and Registrar
Katie Miller
Katie MillerUpper School Math Teacher, 10th Grade Dean
Charlotte Muzzi
Charlotte MuzziUpper School English Teacher
Carie Olsen
Carie Olsen5th Grade Teacher
Jenise Petrich
Jenise PetrichMiddle School History Teacher
Leon Phillips
Leon PhillipsUpper School Math Teacher
Rachel Rippl
Rachel RipplMiddle School Language Arts Teacher, 6th Grade Team Leader
Erin Rossing
Erin RossingUpper School Math Teacher, Math Department Chair
Kate Rue
Kate RueLower School Fitness Teacher, Upper School Yearbook Teacher
Katie Ryan
Katie RyanDirector of College Counseling
Laryssa Schmidt
Laryssa SchmidtUpper School History Teacher
Betty Schultz
Betty SchultzUpper School Receptionist
Rob Scotlan
Rob ScotlanMiddle School Assistant Director, Middle School English Teacher
Annie Senner
Annie SennerUpper School Spanish Teacher, Upper School Dean of Students
Joe Sparano
Joe SparanoLower and Middle School Technology Integration Specialist
Susan Sparrow
Susan SparrowMiddle and Upper School History Teacher, 8th Grade Team Leader
Dana Squires
Dana SquiresMiddle School Visual Arts Teacher
Karin Thompson
Karin Thompson4th Grade Teacher
Tricia Tomlinson
Tricia TomlinsonUpper School Administrative Assistant and Registrar
Horacio Torres
Horacio TorresLower School Spanish Teacher
Deanne Trummert
Deanne Trummert3rd Grade Teacher
Ann Vogel
Ann VogelInternational Student Admissions and Coordinator
Rafe Wadleigh
Rafe WadleighMiddle and Upper School Choral Director, Performing Arts Department Chair
Matt Weiner
Matt Weiner3rd Grade Teacher
Lisa West
Lisa WestMiddle School Learning Specialist
Dan Wicklund
Dan WicklundUpper School Science Teacher, Community Service Lead
Judy Williams
Judy WilliamsMiddle School Spanish Teacher, 7th Grade Team Leader
Karla Winship
Karla WinshipLibrary Assistant
Nick Zosel-Johnson
Nick Zosel-JohnsonLower School Director

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Lower School: 253.620.8800
Middle School: 253.620.8400
Upper School: 253.620.8300
Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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