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Samantha Pendleton

Pendleton, Samantha

5th Grade Teacher

Personal Message

Hello! I am so excited to be apart of the Blaine team as a fifth grade teacher. I previously taught fifth grade in the Kent School District for two years before making the transition to Seattle Public Schools. I grew up in Spokane, Washington and recently moved to the area a few years ago. I graduated from Washington State University with a bachelors degree in education. GO COUGS! Within the next few years I hope to continue my education and get my Masters. I am looking forward to a fun-filled year getting to know the community and making connections with students and parents.

Sophia Petrovcic
Andrea Porter-Smith

Porter-Smith, Andrea


Hi! I'm Andrea Porter-Smith, occupational therapist. I love being an OT and working with students to achieve their goals! When I'm not doing fun movement breaks and writing games with students, I enjoy running, walking my dog (Lenu), and playing with my 1-year-old baby at home. I'm excited to meet you this school year! Education: MOT University of Minnesota / BA Lewis and Clark College

Alysa Reid

Reid, Alysa


Personal Message As the school counselor, I provide the following services:

  • Classroom guidance lessons in K-5 classrooms, largely based on the Second Step social-emotional curriculum.
  • Small group counseling (emotion management, social skills, anxiety management, divorce/separation, grief, etc.)
  • Brief solution-focused individual counseling
  • Parent and staff consultations to support students
  • Community resource referrals
I am at North Beach all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on Thursday mornings.  I can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 206-252-1535.  

Abbey Rogers

Rogers, Abbey

Hourly Tutors - Classified

Savo, Karlyn

Certificated Substitute
Rosalind Schoenberg

Schoenberg, Rosalind

Special Education Asst/ISE - 203/7
Allen Senear

Senear, Allen

Hourly Tutors - Classified
Marla Stokdijk
Claire Tramba
Madeline Tyler

Tyler, Madeline

Sasha Varnado

Varnado, Sasha


Personal Message

Sasha discovered her love of teaching when she volunteered at an elementary school in Bend, Oregon. Already a graduate with her B.A. in Psychology, she moved to Seattle to attend Antioch University where she earned her M.A. in Teaching. Being an assistant teacher at Lawton Elementary was the highlight of her teaching internship! Now as the new Kindergarten teacher she is looking forward to being a part of the Lawton community- building relationships with parents and children, inspiring them with a love of learning.

Sasha enjoys paddle boarding on Greenlake, camping in Montana, rooting on local sports teams, and spending quality time with family and friends.

"Teaching begins with seeing the significance and intelligence of what children are doing - and almost doing. Teaching means watching children through the lens of 'Zowie! What a gold mine!'" Lucy Calkins

Waldrop, Susanna

Bilingual IA, Spanish
Kristen Wilder

Wilder, Kristen


Personal Message

We have 24 students in our class this year. They are a really great group of students who work hard and support each other. We have been writing personal narratives in writing. We love to read and are learning about story elements in reading. We are studying American history.

Frank Willis
Ray Zittlau

Zittlau, Ray

Custodial Engineer