Specialists

TerryTerry Zimmerman, Science and Math Instruction, B.S., Engineering Science; M.S., Nuclear Science & Engineering; PhD., Computer Science, A.I. Dr. Zimmerman, an Affiliate Assistant Professor at UW, Bothell, teaches science and mathematics and leads the school’s robotics program.  He has over 15 years’ experience as a professional engineer and 10 years computer science research and development experience, most recently at Carnegie Mellon University.   {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

 

 

Wes Weddell: Music Teacher Mr. Weddell is an award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. With a twelve-year performing career around the region, Wes was awarded the inaugural Mary Gates Venture Fellowship from the University of Washington for a project researching and writing songs about local history, and has offered programs for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Northwest Folklife, Seattle Children’s Museum, Washington State History Museum, Youth Theatre Northwest, and many others. {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

Bruce McIntyre, M.A. in Fine Arts Education, Kean University, B.A. Fine Arts, Lafayette College.  Mr. McIntyre is a professional artist, educator, motivator and manager with 11 years of experience in student recruitment and advising including outreach to students, 6 years of experience providing college level instruction, and 20 years of experience tracking data and processes to improve systems. He loves the nurturing environment at Academy Schools and looks forward to contributing to student growth. {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

 

 

Ann Sheldon: Librarian Ms. Sheldon has been involved in many aspects of private school administration and education for a number of years. She brings vast experience and enthusiasm for children and teaching to our school. {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

HaroleneHarolene Swenson: Creative Learning Center – Ms. Swenson facilitates student learning in both individual and small group settings.  Ms. Swenson has over 20 years experience designing life-skills programs for children and adults, helping people reach their goals, as well as assisting in implementation and design of adaptive curriculum. Currently, she is in the process of finishing her curriculum requirements in order to obtain her Special Education degree. She also tutors after school. {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

 

 

Jessica Lawrence: Social & Emotional Learning Specialist – Mrs. Lawrence is a veteran special education teacher who holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and a National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist.  She has taught special education in self-contained, blended, and inclusive settings in public school districts in Washington and Wisconsin.  During these experiences, she also taught autism-focused programs in three districts. She has presented workshops to audiences including parents, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, church groups, and community daycare and preschool providers.

For the past three years, Mrs. Lawrence has worked as a consultant with schools (both private and public) and families to ensure appropriate educational programming for students demonstrating social learning differences. Beginning in 2015, she joined Tacoma Outdoor Ability Development (TOAD) School, an all-outdoor parent-child early education program, and also completed Level II Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training at Cedarsong Nature School. Jessica is passionate about supporting students, families and teachers as they develop the skills they need to engage and participate in their communities, and is delighted to join the team of top-notch professionals at Academy Schools.

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