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Gerardine Carroll

Carroll, Gerardine

Teacher - Language Arts | Social studies

I am a 32-year veteran teacher who brings her energy to the classroom supporting students as they discuss, perform, debate, and write their ways through academic work. Though born in Ireland, I grew up on the East Coast, mainly in New York. I received my B.A. from the State University of New York College at Oswego and my M.A. from Fordham University. A National Board-Certified Teacher, I have taught in Catholic schools, public schools, and Seattle University. In addition to teaching, I stay active at TCS through several leadership roles.

Barbara Casey

Casey, Barbara Dr.


As an Instructional Leader, I have worked 27 years as an administrator (Kent-Meridian, Garfield, Interagency, Support Prevention and Intervention - MTSS/PBIS -SPS and delete Ballard, and now TCS) and as a high school science teacher (Sammamish and Newport HS - Bellevue SD), along with 12 years’ experience as an Adjunct Professor at Ashford University, Antioch U, City U, and SPU. My professional experience in schools includes strategic planning and guidance of organizational policies such as CSIP (Continuous School Improvement Plan) implementation and MTSS/PBIS intervention; proven abilities in data driven decisions in curriculum alignment and summative assessments such as EOC,HSPE, SBA and teacher directed formative assessments towards closing the opportunity gap for student learners. Personal Message: I believe that how we lead matters in the moment, in the month, in the day, in the hour and in our lifetime. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - quote by Margaret Mead - U.S. Anthropologist

Nathan Chipps

Chipps, Nathan

Teacher - Math

Personal Message

Teacher of mathematics. Two-thirds water.

Patricia Cooke

Cooke, Patricia

Teacher - Spanish

Crane, Jennifer

Teacher - Special Education
Douglas Frazier

Frazier, Douglas

Instructional Assistant

Personal Message

Hello All!

      My name is Doug Frazier and I've been teaching at the Center School since 2012.  I'm a Special Ed. IA but work with ALL students here at Center.  I earned my BA from Howard University and received my MA from West Virginia University.  
      When I'm not in the classroom, you can usually find me on stage somewhere performing in the Seattle area.  Music is my passion! anyone ever going to read this?

Jonathan Greenberg

Greenberg, Jonathan

Teacher - Language Arts | Social Studies

Personal Message One of the teachers who helped open The Center School in 2001, Jon Greenberg teaches poetry and 12th grade humanities, which integrates AP Language & Composition with American Government and Contemporary World Problems. He is not as funny as he thinks he is.

Michele Hayes

Hayes, Michele


This is my second year at The Center School. I have been an educator for over 20 years, working as a teacher, coach, and counselor. In my early career I worked in Everett and Mukilteo, and then moved to Las Vegas and worked in the Clark County school District. I moved backed to the Pacific Northwest seven years ago and worked at University Prep in Admissions for five years. I received my bachelor's degree from Washington State University, where I also was a member of the Women's track and field team. I earned my Master's degree while working and taking care of my family at the University of Phoenix in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have a twenty four year old son and a fiancé who is a teacher in Seattle Public Schools. I enjoy the outdoors when it's warm, reading, and meeting other people's dogs.

Inglis, David

Teacher - Special Education

Kaparos, Collin

Teacher - Math
Beverly Lackey

Lackey, Beverly

Teacher - Theater & Health

Lott, Tracey

Administrative Secretary | Registrar

McLane, Patrick

Instructional Assistant

Miller, Janet

Teacher - Art

I am so excited to join The Center School community! I am a working artist and art teacher, born and raised in Seattle. This is my first year at TCS and my 12th year as a classroom teacher. You can learn more about me and my artwork at I love art, coffee, delicious snacks, and my friends and family. My spouse and I have a 9 year-old kid who is about to start 3rd grade and a cat with fluffy cheeks named Bo Armando.

Nikola Neel

Neel, Nikola

Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher

9/10 Humanities @ The Center School

Wyn Pottinger-Levy

Pottinger-Levy, Wyn

Teacher - CTE

Personal Message I've loved teaching at The Center School since it opened in 2001 ...after 20 years, I feel like its biggest (okay, oldest!) cheerleader. I'm a Seattle native -- growing up in Wallingford, West Seattle, Magnolia, Queen Anne ...and Bellevue. I graduated from UW with a degree in advertising. My professional life included working at Nordstrom (during high school and college), as an art director for many really cool Seattle advertising agencies, as a creative director, as a freelance illustrator and designer. I've owned my own business. In my free time, I like to be with my husband, three adult children (when they're not too busy at work!), and our dog, Woody. Currently, I teach Career-Connected Learning, a class with skill-based lessons and creativity focused on making plans for college and career. I love my teaching work at The Center School. Go Dragons!

Rho, Edward

Career Center Specialist
Mia Richkind

Richkind, Mia

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

Mia graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Opera Theater (2002) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Realizing her passion to work with children and families in early intervention, she returned to school to complete a post-baccalaureate program in Communication Disorders at California State University, Los Angeles. Mia worked as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant for 2 years in the Los Angeles Unified Public School District and in private practice in Tarzana, CA before moving to Seattle for her graduate program. She completed a Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. Mia comes to SPS with experience working with both children and adults with motor speech, language, pragmatic, cognitive and voice impairments. She is passionate about working with children in the following areas: early intervention, expressive-receptive language delay/impairment, motor speech impairments, pragmatic language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and voice. In addition to serving an elementary school and a high school, Mia serves as the Lead SLP Coordinator for the SPS Private School Assessment Team. When not working directly with her students, you can also find Mia mentoring new clinicians, supervising graduate students, and organizing professional development opportunities for other SLPs in the district.  

Mia O. Richkind, M.S., CCC-SLP Certified Speech-Language Pathologist PSAT SLP Coordinator *:   Private School Assessment Team (Monday, Friday AM)   B.F. Day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) (: 206-252-6018 Fax: 206-252-6011 Mail Stop: CW-218   The Center School (Friday PM) (: 206-252-9868 Fax 206-252-9851 Mail Stop: ER-023  

Alessandro Scilletta

Scilletta, Alessandro

Teacher - Science

Personal Message

My name is Alessandro Scilletta and I was born in New York City.  I moved to Seattle 4 years ago from NYC where I taught chemistry, biology and physics for 6 years in the South Bronx, Harlem and Hell's kitchen.  Prior to becoming a teacher, I served 10 years in the Air Force (4 active duty and 6 years in the Air National Guard) where I worked at a Boom Operator and a Computer, Cryptography, Network and Switching systems technician.  

I absolutely love being a science teacher!  Getting to geek out about science (and set off the occasional fire alarm) with our wonderful students is an amazing privilege.  I would do this job for free if I could.