Leadership

FATHER JEFFREY MOORE Priest Administrator
MR. DAN ANDERSON Principal

Administration

MRS. DAYNA DENNIS Office Manager
MRS. ANGIE KING Bookkeeper/Registrar

Teachers

MRS. LIZA BESHARA Music K-8
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Classes
K - 8

Education
Western Washington University

Passions/Interests
Playing music, yoga, creating art and crochet projects.

MRS. LORRI BESHARA Preschool Teacher
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Classes
Preschool and PreKindergarten

Education
Ramona High School, Ramona, California, UCSD Extension, Early Childhood Ed. WCC and BTC, DCYF (ongoing), HCA certified

Passions/Interests
Family: Brandon/Ella ~ 1 granddaughter – Bella Nora (2) and one grandson – Mason Pierre (8 mos.) Cameron/Liza ~ 1 grandson – Andrei Edmond (8) and 2 granddaughters – Anya Alexa (6) and Alina Rose (3). Cat: Button Past times: Spending time with family, reading, cooking, following sports, puzzles, old movies, animals

MRS. LISA BLAS 5th Grade Teacher
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Classes
5th Grade

Education
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Seattle University and graduate of the Master in Teaching Program, K-8 Education, Seattle University

Passions/Interests
This year I am in the Educators for Change group through the Holocaust Center of Seattle. I enjoy reading, baking, and going on walks.

MRS. REGINA CAMPBELL Physical Education Teacher
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Classes
Physical Education K-8

Education
Catechetical Certified -Seattle University Masters in Science - CIA , Walden University, Ind. Bachelor of Arts - Physical Education, Western Washington University Bellingham WA. Associate in Arts - Education, Olympic CC, Bremerton, WA. Central Kitsap High School, Silverdale, WA. Christ the King Catholic Elementary, Richland, Wa.

Passions/Interests
Sacrament of Matrimony shared with Michael R Campbell Children - Elizabeth and Jacob - Graduates of Assumption Dog - Rocco, Cats - Randy and Bobby Jean Favorites - Flowers, playing outside, playing team sports, baking, and mission trips!

MR. MARC COSTANZA 6th Grade Homeroom Teacher; 7th grade
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Classes
6th Grade; 7th

Education
Grade School: Holy Rosary; High School: De La Salle High School, Concord, California; BA: Humboldt State University, Arcata, California; Credential: Chapman University, Concord, California

Passions/Interests
Coach--Cross Country (2003-2015); Track and Field (2003-2015; 2017)

MRS. LORIE DEMY 6th grade co- teacher and 8th grade co- teacher in Literature, language and social studies, support in 7th grade
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Classes
6th grade co- teacher and 8th grade co- teacher in Literature, language and social studies, support in 7th grade literature and language curriculum.

Education
University of Iowa, BA in psychology ,minor in sociology emphasis in criminology and juvenile delinquency. Teaching degree in social studies. Accreditation in English and literature with post graduate work.

Passions/Interests
Being a great Nana and staying involved with my family-despite the distance between us. Love reading, classical music and meeting new people.

MRS. SAMANTHA ERNEST 7th Grade Homeroom; Middle School Science
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Classes
7th Homeroom, Middle School Science, 8th Math

Education
Bachelor's of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, WWU Master's in Cell and Molecular Biology, WWU Currently pursuing a Master's in Teaching, SPU (degree to be awarded August 2021)

Passions/Interests
Science - Philosophy - Catholic tradition and history - Gardening - Painting - Hiking

MRS. CHRIS EUSEBIO Substitute Teacher K-8; Student Support.
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Classes
8th grade Language Arts, Literature, History, and Religion

Education
University of Washington, BA Romance Linguistics; University of the Sorbonne, Diplome Superieur de Langue et Civilization Francaises; National University, MEd Cross Cultural Education

Passions/Interests
Comparative religions, cultures and languages, organic gardening, hiking, fishing, sailing

MRS. KAREN EVANS Middle School Math
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Classes
6th/7th Math and 6th Science

Education
BS in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Passions/Interests
I like to hike, run, ski, travel, do photography, garden and spend time with my family

MRS. RITA HAWKES Preschool Teacher
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Classes
Preschool/Pre-k

Education
Currently Studying to get the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science at the Federal University of Para (Brazil) Previous Job Experience: Living Montessori Preschool (Bellevue-WA)

Passions/Interests
I like to travel, movies, photography and books. I love my Catholic Faith and Community and working with the Early Learning age Children.

MRS. SHELLY KUSHNER 2nd Grade Teacher
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Classes
2nd Grade

Education
1991 Graduate of Western Washington University Degrees in Psychology and Special Education K-8; 1995 Masters Degree from City University in Curriculum and Instruction K-8; 2010 Reading Endorsement K-12;

Passions/Interests
Praying the Rosary; Participating in Healing ministry classes and workshops through our church; Spending time with my husband George & three adult kids Lali, Vinod & Karma; Spoiling our dogs, Molly & Maxi with lots of love, treats, and great road trips! I love spending time with my mom, Jeanine Murphy. Shopping (but not at the mall), cooking Indian dinners, baking, reading books (mystery, science fiction & thrillers), hiking any and all trails in the PNW, road and mountain biking. I especially enjoy working out at THRIVE, our local gym. I call it my “happy place”. Enjoy playing tennis (in the summer), board games, scrabble with my sister, dominoes, gardening, photography, watching Netflix & NFL football & professional tennis & hanging out with my dear friends & WSU Cougar mom friends. I look forward to traveling again when it is safe, especially somewhere warm!

MRS. NANCY LAWRENCE Kindergarten Teacher; Reading Resource
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Classes
Kindergarten - Federal Title programs and Special Education services

Education
Pierce College and Western Washington University

Passions/Interests
I love learning though and continue taking online classes and keep up with the state requirements for the early learning department. My husband, Steve and I love learning about wine and food. I research chefs and restaurants and always have a wish list ready when we travel. We both enjoy golf although Steve is good but I have more fun! Actually he is wonderful to play with and is my biggest cheerleader. We have a wonderful circle of friends and commit to making sure that we nurture that with game nights, costume parties, holiday parties, cooking events and wine tasting. We are missing this now but are doing our best to keep close to them even if we can't do so in person.

MR. FREDERICK MABALOT Choir
MRS. PAULA MARTIN-ZENDER 3rd Grade Teacher
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Classes
3rd Grade

Education
High School: Redmond High School College: Bachelors of Arts in Education - Western Washington University Graduate School: Masters of Instructional Education - St. Martin's University

Passions/Interests
Sacrament of Marriage - Shared with Brian Zender Children: Brianna "Breezy" (Assumption graduate 2008) Andrew "Drewber" (Assumption graduate 2010) Alexander "Zandy" (Assumption graduate 2014) Pet: Nemo (a min-pin dog, not a fish) Favorites: Hiking, Reading, Children, Gardening, Flowers, Dark Chocolate

MRS. PAIGE MCCLURG 1st Grade Teacher
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Classes
1st Grade

Education
High School: John F. Kennedy, Warren Ohio College: The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio- BS in Allied Health Graduate School: Nazareth College, Rochester, New York- MS in Education

Passions/Interests
Family: I have been married to Kevin McClurg for 22 years. We have a daughter, Christine and a son Conor. Both children graduated from Assumption Catholic School. I also have a Golden Retriever named Rosco. Interest: I like to read, walk, run and dance. I enjoy time with my family and friends. I love all animals except snakes and spiders. I enjoy living my faith.

MRS. CRISTINA PAVON Spanish K-8
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Classes
Spanish Teacher K-8th and substitute teacher for Religion classes in 6th and 8th grades.

Education
Bachelor's degree in secondary education with specialty in Spanish. Escuela Normal No. 4, Mexico, 2013. Computer training course: Making documents using computer tools. Instituto Pedagógico Anglo Español, Mexico, 2009.

Passions/Interests
I love writing poetry, reading and writing for personal enjoyment. I Love photography and I like to make puzzles.

MS. ELIZABETH REYES 8th Grade Teacher
MRS. CAROLINA SANTOS Art Teacher K-5
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Classes
K-5

Education
Elementary - High School St. Rose of Lima Catholic School - Caracas, Venezuela. Graphic art - Caracas Design Institute. STARS Child Care Basics and School-Age Child Care Basics Washington.

Passions/Interests
Dancing, painting, macros, lifting, hiking, camping and baking. I love spending time with my husband and my daughter, and teaching new tricks to our dog Ranger.

MRS. NANCY SMITH Librarian
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Classes
Preschool - 8th

Education
Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Stow, Ohio; Bachelor of Arts - Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; 16 years experience working in city and school libraries

Passions/Interests
I love reading (of course!), building with legos, watching old TV series, and spending time with my husband, son, and three kitties.

MRS. KERRY THOMAS 4th Grade Teacher
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Classes
4th Grade

Education
High School: Anacortes High College: Seattle University Graduate Work: Western, Seattle Pacific

Experience
Teaching Experience: 27 years - 3rd, 4th & 5th

Passions/Interests
Family and pets:Kevin (My patient husband of 31 years), Ryan (son), Brianna (daughter), Chelsea (daughter-in-law) Raegan (granddaughter) and DodgieBoy, (the crazy rescue lab) Interests:Skiing, hiking, swimming, biking, all things Irish, reading, gardening and hanging out with family, Favorite Bible Verse:Micah 6 “This is what Yahweh asks of you, only this; to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with God

MRS. JANE TOWN 4th Grade Teacher
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Classes
4th Grade

Education
Education- High School- Butte Central Catholic High School, Butte, Montana Bachelor of Arts-Elementary Education-University of Montana, Missoula, Montana Master's Degree- Professional Development- Heritage University, Toppenish, Washington

Passions/Interests
Spending time with my husband, Nathan, our four children, and seven grandchildren,reading, fly fishing, camping, hiking, traveling, reading

MRS. LISA TWINING Physical Education Teacher
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Classes
K-8

Education
Education-College-Carroll College, BA - Elementary education

Passions/Interests
I love spending time and being active with my family, especially outdoors in the mountains or on a lake. It enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, tennis, and golf.

MRS. JILL VONFELDT Middle School Math Teacher
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Classes
6th Grade Math & 8th Grade Algebra

Education
High School: Hanford High School, Richland, WA College: University of Washington – Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Passions/Interests
Family Husband Matt of 26 years Children: Justin (Assumption graduate 2006) Tyler (Assumption graduate 2009) Abby (Assumption graduate 2011) Interests/Hobbies Washington Huskies football, skiing (snow and water), volleyball, softball, reading, Sudoku and other logic puzzles

MRS. ANNA WHELAN Kindergarten Teacher
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Classes
Kindergarten

Education
Northwestern College, IA * BA in Education * Major Physical Education K-12 * Minor Health Education K-12 * Endorsement: ESL (English as a Second Language) Specialist * Reading Specialist * Coaching Endorsement National University, CA * Multiple Subjects Teaching Certification K-8.

Passions/Interests
I love spending time with my family, my husband Charlie, son Jacob and daughter Genevieve! I love baking with my daughter, crafting, and traveling every chance I can get!

MRS. BEVERLY WILLIAMS Second Grade; Extended Day Program Director
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Classes
Second Grade; Extended Day Program Director

Education
Masters of Education in Literacy -Walden University, Bachelor of Arts -Reading, Math, Eastern Washington University, Professional Certification, Western Washington University.

Passions/Interests
Spending time with my four children and husband, being outside, and spending time in the sunshine! I enjoy reading and growing in my faith.