PSCS staff members are people who demonstrate outstanding character and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Because of the unique structure of the school—emphasizing passion, authentic learning, and a steadfast promise to maintain a supportive environment—we have been able to select the best applicants for each of our staff positions from an extraordinarily rich talent pool.
In terms of our teaching staff, we do not limit them to teaching only one narrow field of study. PSCS does not have designated English teachers or math teachers, for example, because we want teachers to bring their whole selves to work each day.
Samuel Mitchell Read Bio>
B.A. Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington
Andy Smallman Read Bio>
PSCS Founder, School Director
B.A. Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College
M.A. Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
Melinda Shaw Read Bio>
PSCS Founder, Administrative Director
B.A. Foreign Language and Literature, Washington State University
Liana Green Read Bio>
B.A. Music, Western Washington University & Fairhaven College
M.M. Trumpet Performance & Orchestral Studies, New England Conservatory of Music
Chrissy Wakeling Read Bio>
B.S. Sociology and Anthropology/Women's Studies and Geology, Principia College
Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas Read Bio>
Director of Advancement
B.A. English, University of New Hampshire
Crysta Swarts Read Bio>
B.A. English & Secondary Education, James Madison University; M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Washington; Certificate of Ed. in Environment & Community, IslandWood