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Guarda Munoz, Maria

Special Education Teacher

Guerra, Jose

Security Specialist

Hibbert, Russell

Counselor-High School

Hobson, Tara


Huynh, Lan Huong

Lunchroom Assistant Manager
Louise Javidando

Javidando, Louise

Data Registrar/Counseling Secretary, Attendance

Johnson, Sarah


Librarians are connectors, not collectors, of information and ideas. I love to help students with reading, research and information literacy. Stop by and say hi!

Kacheria, Tanvi

Dentist - ICHS
Kathryn Kelsey

Kelsey, Kathryn

Science Teacher/Bilingual BS


<li>B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University</li>
<li>M.A. Secondary Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University</li>
<li>Ph.D. Wildlife Sciences, University of Washington</li>
<p>Professional Memberships:</p>
<li>NSTA (National Science Teachers Association)</li>
<p>Awards and Grants:</p>
<li>SPS Technology Mini-grant, 2012-2013</li>
<li>SPS 9th grade Physical Science Collaboration Project, 2012-2013</li>
<li>Coordinator for SPS Middle School Science Fair</li>
<li>Science Educator on 2 science research expeditions to study hydrothermal vents in the East Pacific and cold-water coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico.</li>
<li>Co-authored The Truth About Science: A Curriculum for Developing Young Scientists (NSTA Press, 2001)</li>
<li>Co-authored Ecology by Inquiry, free, online ecology lessons</li>
<p>Languages other than English:</p>

Andrea Kurtzman

Kurtzman, Andrea

School Nurse

Le, Hieu

License Assistant I

Love, Garrett

Math Teacher
Rocio Luquero

Luquero, Rocio

Social Worker
Svetlana Mamedova

Mamedova, Svetlana

Literacy and Drama Teacher

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, I live in Seattle, Washington. I have been teaching at SWS since 1996.

I believe that all students can succeed in their own unique way. I believe in the power of reading and the power of forcing yourself to speak in front of strangers. Hence, I teach Literacy and Drama.

MA in Education from Seattle Pacific University
MA  in Western European Literature from Tashkent State University

Languages other than English:
Russian, Spanish

2012 Swain Educator Award (Alliance for Education).
WABE presenter, 2013

Markert, Emily

Math Teacher

Martinez-Archila, Cielo

Michael McNaul

McNaul, Michael

Social Studies Teacher


I have been teaching at the Seattle World School for 17 years. I teach Social Studies, usually 9th grade World History and 11th grade US History. I think studying History is a great way to learn to read, write and communicate in English, to learn about how our world and country have developed and to think like a historian- so we can continue to learn about and understand the world around us.

M.A. Education, Western Washington University
B.A. History, Whitman College

English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese

Mendoza, Yenifher

Patient Navigator - Neighborhood House
Emi Nakamura

Nakamura, Emi

Music Teacher
Tessa Nesbit

Nesbit, Tessa

English Language Arts Teacher


I graduated with my Masters In Teaching from the University of Washington in 2018. I speak English, Spanish, and a little Portuguese. I am thrilled to teach at Seattle World School!