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Kaparos, Collin

Teacher - Math
Kendra Kimber

Kimber, Kendra

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
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 Planet Janet Art. 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

Teacher - Language Arts & Social Studies

9/10 Humanities @ The Center School

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.

Private School Assessment Team:
B.F. Day: 206-252-6018, Fax: 206-252-6011 & Mail Stop: CW-218 and The Center School: 206-252-9868, Fax 206-252-9851 & Mail Stop: ER-023

Alfred Sidman

Sidman, Alfred

Teacher - Science

I have taught high school science and math since 1998. Currently I teach in the mornings at The Center School and afternoons at a small private school in southeast Seattle. My wife and I are three adult children.

Kathy Webb

Webb, Kathy

Attendance Specialist

Personal Message

My name is Kathy Webb, I have worked with Seattle Public Schools for 7 years as an Attendance Specialist. I chose the school district because I enjoy working with children. I think it is important to teach youth the responsibility of getting to school every day and on time to prepare them for their future in the working world.

Wolk, Samuel

Teacher - CTE

Mr. Wolk graduated from TCS in 2012 and attended Western Washington University from 2012-2016 Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Film Studies. In his free time, Mr. Wolk enjoys cooking, reading, and listening to a variety of interesting musical recordings.

Vicki Wong

Wong, Vicki

Teacher - Special Education

Personal Message


I have lived and worked primarily in Seattle, in various careers. I have been a teacher much of my life, but have also been a portfolio manager for State of Washington pension funds, a bond trader for Bank America, and a GIS analysis intern for Weyerhaeuser.  I spent a year teaching in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and traveled almost every weekend for a year, which was amazing.  I  love traveling and travel internationally several times a year.

I currently teach math classes at Center School, which I love.  My kids are amazing.