~ Attendance, Skills Center
Video Game Design Teacherlgfisher@seattleschools.org
Media Arts Teacher (he/him)firstname.lastname@example.org
I was raised in the middle of WA state, near Snoqualmie Pass but I’ve lived in Seattle for the past 30 years. I graduated college with a degree in Spanish and went on to build a career as a graphic designer. I run my own graphic design business (reedforrester.com) in addition to teaching. I am dad to a terrific, creative, energetic eight year old kiddo. I started teaching five years ago, and I have really enjoyed developing my teaching muscles and getting to know a bunch of amazing students.
F.I.T.E. Firefighting and EMS Programjagreaves@seattleschools.org
Maritime Operations Teachersrmelander@seattleschools.org
I attended Renton High School and Western Washington University with a degree in Political Science. The outdoor program at Western was my second “degree” and I loved sailing/boating. I spent 27 years in Hawaii where I was a sailing coach and I obtained my US Coast Guard license. I’m happy to back in Seattle with the maritime program in the Seattle Skills Center.
Nursing Assistant Teachervlpinera@seattleschools.org
PM Construction Trades Instructor @ Wood Technology Centerjnraine@seattleschools.org
Robideau, Jr., David
Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Maritme Instructorderobideau@seattleschools.org
Initially from Connecticut, I joined the US Navy and came to Seattle, I fell in love with the area ( and my wife ) and stayed here to work in aerospace. I have had the opportunity to work as an aerospace machinist with everyone in the area from Space X to Blue Origin and Boeing, as well as many of their local suppliers. I have also spent time in the shipyards of the PNW and California, building and repairing both commercial and cargo carrying vessels as well as combatant ships for the US Navy. I am happy to be here with the Skills Center to share my experiences with the students and hopefully spark interest in a new generation of tradespeople.
Careers in Education/Teaching Academygesimone@seattleschools.org
Dr. Simone is committed to Seattle Schools students who are interested in the field of education. She has been teaching in the Skills Center since 2019, and has connected a variety of students to local schools for field experiences in her class, and then viable employment and college opportunities. Dr. Simone had been happily working in teacher education for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the subject areas of foundations of education (history, politics, social issues, philosophy) and teaching pedagogy (lesson planning, assessment, classroom management, and more).
Health Science Medical Assisting @ Admin Medical Assisting Instructoranstandley@seattleschools.org
Auto Technology Teacher - Skill Center Bldg @ Wash. MSjsszablya@seattleschools.org
Auto Technology Teacher @ West Seattle High Schoolcdthomas1@seattleschools.org
Administrative Secretary/Registrar (also Attendance/Accounting)email@example.com
Personal Message I was born and raised in Seattle. I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science and a Paralegal Certification. I worked as a Paralegal for 11 years until I became a mom. I have worked with Seattle Public Schools for approximately 20 year beginning at Schmitz Park Elementary/Genesee Hill Elementary until joining the Seattle Skills Center. I have been with the Skills Center for 4 years.
AM Construction Trades Teacher @ Ingraham HSmjwentzel@seattleschools.org
I was born and raised in Shoreline where I graduated from Shorecrest High School. I have been married to my wife Julie for 33 years; we have two grown sons that both work in construction, and two grandchildren. I earned a BA in English from the University of Washington in 1989, have a Masters in Education from Central Michigan University, a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University and my Administrative Certificate from Western Washington University. I was first inspired to teach at age 14 when I worked at a summer camp and instructed rowing, canoeing, swimming, and lifesaving. Later, I taught college English on-board the USS Peleliu while serving as a combat photographer in the Marine Corps. I started my career as a public school teacher in 1999 in Edmonds and have been teaching in Seattle for the last 11 years. I have taught English, History, Leadership, Photography, Theory of Knowledge, been a Dean of Students, an Activities Coordinator, and now teach Carpentry and Construction Trades. I’ve worked for construction companies and have been a general contractor.