Staff

Intro to your Principal:

My name is Tera Coyle and I have been in the Issaquah School District (ISD) for 16 years. Of those 16 years I have been a 5th grade teacher and Dean of Students at Challenger Elementary and a principal at Discovery and Creekside for the past 13 years! Prior to Issaquah, I taught in Wisconsin, Oregon and in other districts in Washington. I have taught everything from 2nd grade through 8th grade (math). I have two amazing adult children: Forest (27) and Morgan (26). I live in the ISD community and feel very invested in our district personally and professionally. I love my job and look forward to meeting you all very soon!

Intro to our Elementary 16 ISD Core Team:

Name:

Current School:

Current Teaching Position:

Allison King

Creekside

Instructional Coach

Mrs. King’s favorite thing about her job is... Helping teachers feel safe to take risks and grow to support their kiddos!

Julianna McDowell

Challenger

Librarian

Mrs. McDowell’s favorite thing about her job is... Connecting with students during stories. I love, love, LOVE to hear them make connections between characters and their own lives.

Neal Pollock

Creekside

5th Grade

Mr. Pollock’s favorite thing about his job is... Each year is a fresh start with new individuals with unique needs. The job is ever evolving. And it's always, always, always about the kids!

Laura Saiki

Creekside

5th Grade

Ms. Saiki’s favorite thing about her job is... My favorite part of my job is supporting student growth throughout the school year! It's so rewarding to see students notice their hard work helped them achieve their goals!

Molly Shade

Creekside

1st Grade

Ms. Shade’s favorite thing about her job is..Witnessing substantial growth of human beings firsthand. Not many people can say that they watch children learn how to read, lose their first tooth, build their first friendships, write their first full story, etc. SOOO MUCH GROWTH AT THIS AGE and it's so special to be part of it!

Katie Wright

Grand Ridge

4th Grade

Mrs. Wright’s favorite thing about her job is... I love figuring out what gets students excited to learn both inside and outside of school.

Tera Coyle

Creekside

Principal

My favorite thing about my job is... Getting to know the kids and seeing them excited about learning something new or improving a skill they've been working hard to improve.

Molly BanksonElementary Teacher - First Grade

banksonm@issaquah.wednet.edu

Kathleen BlandingElementary Teacher - Second Grade

blandingk@issaquah.wednet.edu

Jeannette BlendermannCustodian

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
Skyline High (425) 837-7886 phone
blendermannj@issaquah.wednet.edu

Melissa BrambleElementary Teacher - Kindergarten

bramblem@issaquah.wednet.edu

Deanna BuderElementary Teacher - ELL

buderd@issaquah.wednet.edu

Natallie BuxtonParaprofessional - LRCI

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
buxtonn@issaquah.wednet.edu

Kristin CakarnisElementary Teacher - First Grade

cakarnisk@issaquah.wednet.edu

Deanna CampParaprofessional - LRCII

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
campd2@issaquah.wednet.edu

Pamela CovelloParaprofessional - LRCII

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
covellop@issaquah.wednet.edu

Tera CoylePrincipal

Cedar Trails Elementary (425) 837-6502 phone
coylet@issaquah.wednet.edu

Jenny EmskyElementary Teacher - Second Grade

emskyj@issaquah.wednet.edu

Tamara FoosElementary Teacher - Second Grade

foost@issaquah.wednet.edu

Sarah FulghumElementary Teacher - First Grade

fulghums@issaquah.wednet.edu

Dave HolbrookCustodian - Lead

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
holbrookd@issaquah.wednet.edu

Kenneth KolbeElementary School Teacher - Physical Education

kolbek@issaquah.wednet.edu

Robyn McNeleyElementary Teacher - Kindergarten

mcneleyr@issaquah.wednet.edu

Leslie MinikenAssistant to the Principal – Elementary

Cedar Trails Elementary (425) 837-6502 phone
minikenl@issaquah.wednet.edu

Beth MohrElementray Teacher - Music

mohrb@issaquah.wednet.edu

Jessica NangaliaParaprofessional

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
nangaliaj@issaquah.wednet.edu

Jeffrey ReevesCustodian

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
reevesj@issaquah.wednet.edu

Amy SeniorParaprofessional

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
seniora@issaquah.wednet.edu

Emily SerblinElementary Teacher - Second Grade

serbline@issaquah.wednet.edu

Melissa SkoneElementary Teacher - Kindergarten

skonem@issaquah.wednet.edu

Ann StoutHealth Room Specialist

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
stouta@issaquah.wednet.edu

Jessica SuarezElementary Teacher - Fifth Grade

suarezj2@issaquah.wednet.edu

Jennifer SwitzerParaprofessional

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
switzerj@issaquah.wednet.edu

Charles WinterElementary School Teacher - Fourth Grade

winterc@issaquah.wednet.edu

Eve WinterElementary Teacher - Title 1/LAP

wintere@issaquah.wednet.edu

Janelle WoffindenCounselor

Cedar Trails Elementary phone
woffindenj@issaquah.wednet.edu

Reyna YamamotoElementary Teacher - First Grade

yamamotor@issaquah.wednet.edu