Staff Directory

Community School has three multi-age classrooms: 1st & 2nd grades, 2nd & 3rd grades, and 4th & 5th grades

Teachers & Staff, Grade Assignments

Principal Margaret Kinney

Margaret Kinney, Principal

Ms. Kinney, is the principal at Community School and International Community School. 


AP. Mike O'Donnell

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 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

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 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

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! 

Maddie 4th/5th Grade Teacher

Maddie Kerr, 4th/5th Grade Teacher
My name Is Madeline “Maddie” Kerr and I am the 4/5th Grade Teacher at Community. I am originally from the Chicagoland area in Illinois and I moved to Washington the summer of 2019 to start a new adventure out West. I love any outdoor activity specifically hiking, bike riding, camping and kayaking along with playing basketball and opening up a good book. I don’t have any children of my own, but I do have an adventurous tabby cat named Loki. I love working with kids and seeing them grow within their realm and I can’t wait to celebrate the growth of learning together!

Michele Office Manager

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 RaoIA

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


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.