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Rosenthal, Stephanie

Health Supervision
Michelle Rudell

Rudell, Michelle

Teacher- Reading Interventionist

Over the past 25 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to work as a Classroom Teacher and Reading Specialist with wonderful families, students, and colleagues in Bellevue, Shoreline, and Seattle.  When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, running, traveling, and spending time with my two sons.

I am so lucky and honored to be part of the John Hay community.  As a Reading Specialist, I am passionate about helping students master the foundations of reading in order to become confident readers.

Janet Schooler

Schooler, Janet


Education: B.A. in Library Science/Elem. Education from James Madison University. Master of Library Science and Information Services from the University of Washington.

Personal Message:

I have been a librarian in Seattle Schools for 38 years(!) and am so glad I get to share my love of books and reading with everyone at John Hay and Gatewood Elementaries.  When not reading, I love spending time with my son and daughter (both Hay alumni), following the Mariners, and traveling.

Allison Shannon

Shannon, Allison

4th Grade Teacher

In the 20 plus years I have been a teacher in Seattle, I have taught many grade levels at a couple different schools. I have been at Hay since 2004 and I am teaching one of my favorite grades, fourth grade. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and a BA in Sociology-anthropology. I hold high expectations for all of my students and love to sing with my class as often as possible.


Nicole Silver standing in front of a fence.

Silver, Nicole

Principal, Homeless Program/McKinney Vento Program Building contact

I am so glad to have the opportunity to lead such a wonderful School! The 2022-23 School year is my third year leading John Hay Elementary School and my 6th year in school leadership. Before that, I taught in the Seattle Schools for 20 years. I love being in classrooms, problem solving, and supporting our amazing teachers, students and families. I have 2 daughters, one who attends Roosevelt high school and one recently graduated from college. When I'm not working, I love to read, travel and hike.  I believe that all students can be successful with a supportive environment, positive relationships and strong instruction.

Amanda Simington

Simington, Amanda

School Social Worker, Homeless Program/McKinney Vento Program Building contact

I grew up in South Seattle, completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Eastern Washington University and pursued my Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Washington.  I worked for the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) as a Child Protective Services Investigator, Family Assessment Response Specialist and Family Voluntary Services Specialist.  During my time with DCYF, I referred children and families to in-home mental health services, conducted home visits and partnered with community members to ensure families' unmet needs were addressed.  I also worked for the Developmental Disabilities Administration as a Case Resource Manager for children with disabilities ages 3-21.  As a Case Resource Manager, I worked with families and providers to prevent disruptions in services and collaborated with families and community partners to advocate for the needs of my clients. I love engaging with children and their families and look forward to working with you all to help remove systemic and social justice barriers for students and their families.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my son, listening to music and baking.

Ben Steitzer

Steitzer, Benjamin

Instructional Assistant - Special Education

Sylvers, Kareya

Instructional Assistant - Special Education
Jenna Warburton

Warburton, Jenna

Art Teacher Specialist

Williams, Anthony

Teacher-Special Education-XT


Go Mariners!!!

Lisa Williamson

Williamson, Lisa

3rd Grade Teacher
Silvia Zarate Vidal

Zarate Vidal, Silvia

Lunchroom Manager