Community School has three multi-age classrooms: 1st & 2nd grades, 2nd & 3rd grades, and 4th & 5th grades
Mike O’Donnell, Assistant Principal
Mike comes to us after five years as the principal of Alconbury Middle High School, a U.S. Department of Defense school located just outside of Cambridge, UK. Prior to Alconbury, he was an assistant principal at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School and Mount Rainier High School.
Mike is a Washington native and attended W.S.U. on an Air Force R.O.T.C. scholarship. After the military, he was in business before becoming a teacher. He received his teaching certificate from Central Washington University and earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Capella University.
Veronique Hageman, 1st/2nd Grade Teacher
This is my 12th year at CS. I am from Kirkland, Washington and am an alumni of the Lake Washington School District. I live in the area with my husband and 2 young children. I love being a part of a child centered community!
Erin Janov, 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
I am from Denver Colorado and am new to the Puget Sound area. This is my 5th year of teaching. I recently graduated with my Masters in Special Education. My hobbies include paddle boarding, cycling, yoga, and hanging out with my 2 dogs and 2 cats. I love being a part of Community School!
Michele Aiken-Dunn, Office Manager
Michele has worked for the Lake Washington School District for 12+ years. Michele is a native to Washington and grew up on the Olympic Peninsula. She enjoys hiking, crabbing, reading, and a good laugh. Michele currently lives in Kirkland with her husband, son, and their little dog Shaun!
Deepa Rao, IA
I live in Redmond with my husband and two high schoolers. As if that weren’t enough to keep us busy, my kids also convinced us to get a puppy almost two years ago (a NewfyPoo!) who is now the love of our life. I enjoy gardening, long walks, and reading – the Young Readers Choice nominee books are amongst my recent favorites and I’m sure your children will enjoy them too. It is truly a privilege to work with your beautiful children and watch them grow!
Erin Haley, Special Education Teacher
My name is Erin Haley and I grew up in Joliet, Illinois, just south of Chicago. I taught Special Education in Illinois for eight years before a move to Washington brought me to Community School in 2011. I spent 2 years away from Community School teaching at only ICS, but am super excited to be back this year! I spend most of my time outside of work enjoying the outdoors with my 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son, as well as our crazy Jack Russell, Cosmos.