~ Attendance, John Hay
My personal philosophy about teaching is that I never ask a student to do more than their PERSONAL best . . . but gently push them to find out what that really means.
In 2009 I graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelors in Humanities for Teaching. The following year I attended University of Washington Bothell to get my teaching certificate. I started teaching kindergarten at John Hay in 2011.,Personal Message
John Hay is an amazing school! Every year my class makes me feel like the luckiest teacher!!
Admin Secretary Elementaryemail@example.com
Biography I am currently in my 9th year as the Administrative Secretary Manager here at John Hay. When I am not working, traveling around the world is my passion. I love the diverse community here at John Hay! ,Personal Message
I grew up and was educated in Logan, Utah. I graduated from Utah State University with an Bachelor of Sciences degree in elementary education in 1997. I moved back to Seattle, and taught at private schools in Issaquah and Bellevue for the first 3 years, then I entered the Seattle Schools at Graham Hill Elementary. I was layed off in 2003 and rehired the same year. I chose John Hay at that time and have been here ever since. I received a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in April of 2019. I love teaching! I have a wonderful, supportive husband and 2 little dogs. I love reading, visiting family in Utah and England, and spending time reading and gardening, and just being in the sun.
John Hay Music Specialistccburton@seattleschools.org
I grew up in Edmonds and come from a family of educators. I have a diploma from Meadowdale High School, a Bachelors in Fine Arts Music from Cornish College, and a Masters in Education from Western Washington University. I was the Director of Choral Music at Garfield High School for 18 years. I am now very happy to be working at the elementary level and even more delighted to be back on campus for the school year 2020-21.,Personal Message
Music classes build community. They help students express feelings they may not have words for.
Hello Hay! I have been a Registered Nurse for twenty years with almost the entirely of my career being based in family planning and reproductive health. A few years ago I made the switch to school nursing and am loving this new adventure in health care. I grew up in a military family so I’ve been fortunate to have traveled the world from the beginning of my life. I think this early childhood “life on the go” has stuck with me, I’m an avid traveler and use any free time to travel the world with my partner Brian and our kids Kohen and Beckett. Aside from traveling, I love capturing images on my camera, backpacking, sailing, and I also run a non-profit arts organization with my partner.,Personal Message
I love teaching at John Hay!
Special Education Teacher - Accessklcook@seattleschools.org
Attitude is Everything!
2nd Grade Teacherkmcrosser@seattleschools.org
Personal MessageWelcome to second grade! I’m Mrs. Crosser and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year. Second grade is a great year! There are so many fun things to learn and do.
This is my 16th year in teaching (15th year in second grade) and 11th year at John Hay. John Hay is a fantastic school and I feel very lucky to be a part of this community. Go Jaguars!
Special Education Teacher - Focusjrellenson@seattleschools.org