Support Services Staff

  • Welcome to the Pathfinder Support Teacher Page. 

    We are the 9 teachers that work with your students and support teacher growth.

    We support children in:

    • Reading
    • English Language Development
    • Math
    • Special Education
    • Behavior Support
       

    Bumblebee: Tarry Wollen, Jackie Marino
    Caterpillar: Lee Ly, Kelly Reinertsen
    Grasshopper: Janny Carlson, Jennifer Faddis
    Ladybug: Michelle Graham, Amanda Smith
    All pods: Lindsey Freise

    It is very important that you work with your child regularly on letter names, name and number writing, and high frequency words.  Please click on the links below for a copy of the alphabet.

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. in Mathematics Education K-6, Western Governors University B.A. in Spanish and Elementary Education, Western Washington University National Board Certified Teacher, Early and Middle Childhood Literacy

Ms. Anderson

Hola! I began my career teaching Dual Language first and third grades, and am happy to now be a member of Pathfinder's Support Services team. I support students in reading and math in the Grasshopper Pod. I am passionate about working with our youngest learners and helping them to discover the joy in learning.

Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, cooking and exploring the nature of the Pacific Northwest!

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education, Northwest University

Mrs. Carlson

I have been teaching for 14 years in the Stanwood/Camano and Mukilteo School districts.  I have taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grade.  I have lived in Snohomish County my whole life and love all of the beautiful mountains and water where we live.  I graduated from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.  I am thankful to get to work with Kindergarteners every day.  I try to make learning fun yet targeted in order to help students make high academic growth. 

I support math and reading in the Caterpillar pod.  I also work as an instructional coach for teachers in our school.  

 

Learning Resources

 

Phone: 425-366-3800

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English: University of Washington Teaching Certification: Seattle ELL Certification: Seattle Pacific University

Mrs. Faddis

I have been teaching for many years in the Mukilteo School District!  I  taught kindergarten for 8 years at Mukilteo Elementary.  Then I became a reading specialist at Serene Lake Elementary, and finally an El teacher at Horizon Elementary.  Now I am back to working with Kindergarten children at Pathfinder.  Kindergarten is my favorite! 

My family and I enjoy travelling to sunny destinations.  We like trying new restaurants and seeing plays in Seattle.

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Psychology (Azusa Pacific University) M.A. Special Education (Azusa Pacific University) General Education Teaching Certificate K-8 GLAD

Mrs. Freise

Hi!  I have been working with students kindergarten through fifth grade for the last 18 years.  I started my career teaching in a self – contained special education classroom at a non-public school in southern California.  Southern California is where I completed my B.A. in Psychology and then my M.A. in Special Education at Azusa Pacific University.  I then moved to Mukilteo and was blessed to be hired in the Mukilteo School District working at Odyssey Elementary full time with students in grades 2-5.  When Pathfinder opened 3 years ago, I was excited to be a part of this new team supporting kindergarten students all day.  After having my own kids, I reduced my work time from full time to my current schedule of two days a week and began working with students in the area of social/emotional/behavior.  I love seeing our students improve in their peer interactions and emotional self-regulation throughout the school year from September to June.  So much growth happens in this one year which makes kindergarten such a rewarding place to work.

 

When I am not working I love being with my family.  We love traveling to new places and staying active.

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.A in Teaching (Lesley University) Teacher's Certification (University of Washingont, Bothell) B.A in English Literature (University of Washington)

Ms. Graham

Hello! I have been teaching in the Mukilteo School District for 15 years. I began my career at Fairmount Elementary where I taught first grade for 12 years. I have been a member of Pathfinder's Support Services team as a Primary Support Teacher/Learning Assistance Program teacher for the past 3 years. I enjoy collaborating with my teammates and the Bumblebee Pod teachers to better support students and meet their individual learning needs.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, practicing yoga, and reading. 

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA Elementary Education, Central Washington University Special Education Endorsement, City University

Mrs. Marino

Hello! This is my 15th year teaching in the Mukilteo School District. The majority of my career was spent teaching grades K-2 at Odyssey Elementary. I am currently a Bumblebee Support Teacher at Pathfinder. I love working with kindergarteners and seeing how much academic and social  growth each child makes during our year together. Helping build strong educational foundations for young minds is personally rewarding. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. Reading and Literacy City University B.A. Special Education K-12 and Elementary Education K-8 Western Washington University

Mrs. Reinertsen

Hello! My name is Kelly Reinertsen and I am a Caterpillar Support Teacher at Pathfinder! This is my 18th year teaching in the Mukilteo School District. I feel very honored to be a part of such an incredible school community! Here is a little about me... I grew up in the Puget Sound area with my parents and three younger siblings. After graduating from Mariner High School, I completed my BA in Special Education K-12 and Elementary K-8 at Western Washington University. I later obtained my Master's in Reading and Literacy from City University. I am married to Chris, who I met in high school, and we live in the Mukilteo area. We have two wonderful adult children, Brandon and Brienna. Outside of school, I enjoy the beach, walks, and spending time with my family and friends. 

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Degrees and Certifications:

BA Communication, Seattle Pacific University Teaching Certificate, City University of Seattle Endorsements: English Language Learning, Elementary Education MAT in Biology in progress, Miami University

Ms. Smith

Hello! I am an English Language Learner/Program Support Teacher in the Ladybug Pod. I have been working in the Mukilteo School District for several years. I taught English as a Foreign Language as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Benin, et je parle francais! I worked at the Woodland Park Zoo as an Education Instructor, and at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort in Attractions, Entertainment, and VIP Tours. I love travel, hiking, pumpkin patches, Disney parks, singing songs, and having fun with my daughter. I look forward to working with your students!

Phone: 4253563800

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Degrees and Certifications:

MA In Teaching, Heritage College BA in Spanish, University of Washington National Board Certified Teacher English as a New Language

Mr. Wollen

I have been teaching for 15+ years in the Mukilteo School District, Kindergarten - 8th grade.  I began my career teaching kindergarten and 8th grade Spanish.  The majority of my career has been teaching K - 5 English as a Second Language.  Besides teaching, I enjoy coaching and mentoring teachers.  A few years ago I took a 3 year break from teaching students to coach and mentor teachers across the Mukilteo School District.  Currently, I am coaching teachers at Pathfinder as well as supporting students in the Ladybug pod.  I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures around the world.  I have lived in Mexico and Spain for various years throughout my adult life.