Lower School Employees

NamePositionBackground
Tina Marie Akehurst
503-416-9220
5th Grade Alabama University, MA
Appointed 2012
Juidi Alongi
503-768-3143
1st Grade Assistant Teacher University of Colorado, BA
Appointed 2008
Tracy Arensberg 
503-416-9221
4th Grade Evergreen State College, BS
Lewis & Clark College, MA
Appointed 2010
Jeanna Bennett-Schultz
503-768-3143
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Portland State University, BS 
Appointed 2014 
Jackie Blake 
503-416-9211
2nd Grade Pacific Oaks College, BA, MA
Appointed 2006
Beth Breiten 
503-416-9207 
Kindergarten Lewis & Clark College, MA
Appointed 2015
Deborah Bridgnell 
503-416-9204 
Kindergarten Southern Oregon University, BS
Portland State University, MEd
Appointed 1999
Carole Burton 
503-416-9203
Kindergarten Portland State University, MEd
Appointed 2012
Natasha Dudley Busick 
503-416-9224
5th Grade Westmont College, BA
Appointed 2006
Melanie Clark 
503-416-9248
Counselor Radford University, MS
Lewis & Clark College, School Counselor Licensure Program 
Appointed 2014
Scott Corris 
503-416-9231
Physical Education Northland College, BS
Appointed 1990
Elaine Elliott 
503-416-9300
School Nurse Linfield College, BS
Appointed 1999
Lauren Endicott
503-416-9201
Pre-Kindergarten University of Arizona, BA
Concordia University, MA
Appointed 2010
Kathy Finn-Brennan 
503-768-3143
Administrative Assistant Western Illinois University, BS
Appointed 2010
Laura Foster-Flynn
503-416-9237
Beginning School Art South Texas State University, BFA
Purdue University, MFA
Appointed 2011
Angelika Furtwangler Orchestra Munich Musikhochschule, BMusic
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, MMusic
University of Wisconsin, PhD

Appointed 2011
Megan Graham
503-768-3143 
Kindergarten Assistant Portland State University, MEd
Appointed 2014
Tonya Griffin 
503-416-9214
3rd Grade University of Puget Sound, BA
Lewis & Clark College, MA
Appointed 2006
Heidi Hackenjos 
503-416-9243
Library Assistant Pacific University, BA
Emporia State University, MLS 
Appointed 2009
Kristen Haferbecker 
503-416-9232
Music PreK-1; Lower School Service Learning Coordinator

University of the Pacific, BA
New York University, MA
Appointed 2009

Anna Halpin
503-768-3143 
Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Emory University, MS
Appointed 2016 

Neil Hollister 
Beginning Strings Appointed 2005
Jeff Hornick
503-416-9334 
Instrumental Music Lewis & Clark College, BME, MAT
Appointed 2014
Paula Hunger 
503-416-9226
Emeritus Teacher Purdue University, BS
Indiana University, MA
Appointed 1988
Lara Ingham
503-416-9245
Librarian University of Michigan, BA, MLS
Appointed 2008
Kiah Johnson Mounsey 
503-416-9216
3rd Grade University of Oregon, BS, MEd 
Appointed 2007
Jane Kenney-Norberg
503-416-9239
Science University of the Pacific-Stockton, BS
University of Oregon, MS
Appointed 1991
Donna Komitor
503-768-3143 
2nd Grade Assistant University of Oregon, BA
Teacher's College Columbia University, MA
Appointed 2013 
Claire Kucera
503-416-9212
1st Grade Brooklyn College, MS
Appointed 2012
Chelsea Lamb
503-416-9500 
Extension Program Assistant

Western Kentucky University, BA
Appointed 2016

David Lowell
503-768-3141 
Head of Lower School Lesley University, MEd
Appointed 1995 

Kirstin McAuley 
503-416-9208
Beginning Years (PK-1) Assistant Head of Lower School Willamette University, MA
Appointed 2010
Katherine McCall Petke
503-416-9240 
1st Grade Lewis & Clark College, MAT
Appointed 2016 
Kate McClellan
503-768-3143 
3rd-5th Grade Assistant Teacher Lewis & Clark College, MAT
Brown University, BA
Appointed 2010
Kelola McCrary 
503-416-9266
Spanish Boston University, BA
Portland State, MA
Appointed 2007
Erin Moulton
503-416-9217 
3rd Grade Lewis & Clark College, MA
Appointed 2012 
Julie Mulley
503-768-3143 
1st Grade Assistant Portland Community College, AA
Re-appointed 2011
Chris O'Toole
503-416-9206 
Primary Columbia University, MEd
Appointed 1998 
Alfredo Peche 
503-416-9285
Spanish Florida International University, BA
Granada University, Spain, MT
Appointed 2015
Stephanie Rankin 
503-416-9233
Physical Education University of Alaska, BS
University of Phoenix, MEd 
Appointed 2009
Amy Rheingans 
503-416-9234
Music 2-5 Rockford University, BA
Northern Illinois University, MA
Appointed 1999
Asha Sathyaraj 
503-416-9225
4th Grade Madras Christian College, India CAP College, Philippines, BA
Linfield College, MA
Appointed 2007
Janet Schilling 
503-416-9205
2nd Grade Southern Oregon University, BEd
East Texas State, MEd
Appointed 2000
Natalie Simms
503-416-9209
2nd Grade Southern Methodist University, MEd
Appointed 2016 
Callie Souther Schulman
503-416-9302
Religion Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, MAJEd
Appointed 2016 
Jeffrey Sprague 
503-416-9269
Educational Technology Specialist James Madison University, BS
Appointed 2015
Adam Steele Vocal Music Pacific University, BA
Portland State University, MM
Appointed 1995
Kati Stenstrom 
503-768-3145
Extension Director Gonzaga University, BA
Reed College, MA (in progress)
Appointed 2015
Ari Sternberg 
503-416-9246
Learning Specialist Lewis & Clark College, SPED
University of Oregon, BA
Jewish Theological Seminary, MA
University of Portland, MAT
Appointed 2010 
Margaret Synan-Russell 
503-416-9228

Art; 
Department Chair, Pre-K-12 Visual and Performing Arts

State University of NY, AA
Pacific Northwest College of Art, BFA
Lesley University, MEd
Appointed 2006
Rachel Taylor 
503-416-9227
4th Grade University of Bedfordshire, UK Post Graduate Certificate
Appointed 2014
Colesie Tharp 
503-416-9215
Pre-Kindergarten Lewis & Clark College, BA
Appointed 2010
Debra Thomas 
503-416-9241 
LS Educational Technology Specialist Portland Community College, AA
Appointed 1995
Chris Thompson 
503-416-9322
Intermediate Years (2-5) Assistant Head of Lower School Lesley University, MEd
Saint Michael's College, MEd
Appointed 2015
Shelley Weiller 
503-416-9250
Primary Assistant Teacher; LLI Pioneer Pacific College (AA) 
Appointed 1990
The Rev. Heather Wenrick
503-416-9279
 
Interim Chaplain Yale Divinity School
Appointed 2016 
Douglas Whitmore 
503-416-9210
1st Grade Principia College, BA
Lewis & Clark College, MAT
Appointed 1988
Paul Wild
503-768-3143
Kindergarten Assistant Teacher Western Washington University, BS
Appointed 2016 
Alysa Williams 
503-416-9223
5th Grade Portland State University, BA
University of Washington, MA
Appointed 1996
Jessica Wolfram 
503-416-9329
Physical Education Portland State University, BA, MS
Appointed 2015
Lyn Zenisek 
503-768-3178
Administrative Assistant University of Bohol, Philippines, BS, MEd
Appointed 2007
Upper School

Lower School Administration

  • Head of Lower School 
    David Lowell 
    503-768-3141

  • Assistant Head of Lower School
    Beginning Years (Pre-K-1) 
    Kirstin McAuley
    503-416-9208
     
  • Assistant Head of Lower School
    Intermediate Years (2-5)
    Chris Thompson
    503-416-9322 
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