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Chinen, Starlie

Teaching Academy and Education Careers Teacher
Reed Forrester

Forrester, Reed

Media Arts Teacher (he/him)

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 ( 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.

Golosman, Daniel


Greaves, Jack

F.I.T.E. Firefighting and EMS Program

Hayes, Marlon

Video Game Design Teacher

Luboff, Karina

Career Connected Learning CTE Teacher

I enjoy helping students explore and envision different future options for careers and post-secondary education. Students and alumni please feel free to email me for career search questions and assistance.

Melander, Scott

Maritime Operations Teacher

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.

Pinera, Virginia

Nursing Assistant Teacher
David Robideau Jr.

Robideau, Jr., David

Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Maritme Instructor

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.

Standley, Aliec

Health Science Medical Assisting @ Admin Medical Assisting Instructor

My name is Aliec N. Standley.  I earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch University in Seattle, WA in 2004.  I also attended the Evergreen State College earning my Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in 2002.  I worked in the medical profession as a Medical Assistant, Lab Assistant/Phlebotomist and Emergency Medical Technician-BLS.  I began teaching medical assistant courses in 1998 at Bryman College and have continued teaching allied health courses and programs.  I have worked in general practice, oncology, general surgery, plasma donation centers and inpatient/outpatient labs. I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA (I know, rare right?). I enjoy sewing, crafting and DIY.  I love to read fiction novels, biographies and fashion/sewing magazines. I have 16 year old twins (boy/girl) and 2 adult children. I believe in student-centered learning and feel that students should participate in the over-all learning process

Szablya, Janos

Auto Technology Teacher - Skill Center Bldg @ Wash. MS

Thomas, Carmin

Auto Technology Teacher @ West Seattle High School
Jennifer Toth

Toth, Jennifer

Administrative Secretary/Registrar (also Attendance/Accounting), Homeless Program/McKinney Vento Program Building contact

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.

York, Kat

Engagement Coordinator