Community School has three multi-age classrooms: 1st & 2nd grades, 2nd & 3rd grades, and 4th & 5th grades
Before arriving at the Community School, I was a principal at three international schools in Japan, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia and in the Northshore School District in Washington State. Prior to becoming an administrator, I taught in California. I earned my BA in Political Science at UCSD and MA in Educational Leadership at UW. I am married and a father of two sons. I love spending time with them playing board games and playing disc golf. I am super lucky and fortunate to lead the Community School.
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!
Marissa Nall, 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
Howdy! I am born and raised Texas who recently transplanted to Washington. This is my 9th year teaching and 1st year in the district. I love hiking, exploring Seattle's food scene, and a good nap. I am an avid collector of a few too many children's books and adore all things social emotional learning.
Deb Subotnik, Office Manager
I grew up in South Dakota but lived several places before moving from Chicago to Kirkland in 2005 with my husband. I have two teenage daughters who attend school in the LWSD as well as a very furry Labradoodle named Brisby. Prior to Community School, I was an IA at Rose Hill Middle School for 5 years, volunteered in my children’s classes when they were in elementary school & have served on several PTSA boards & committees. I enjoy working with children & love watching them learn & grow to their greatest potential.
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.
Jean Guth, IA
I joined Community School as an Instructional Assistant in November 2022. I live in Kirkland with my husband and my son who is a Community School graduate. I truly treasured the chance as a parent volunteer to get to build relationships with the CS parents and children and to lead and assist in many volunteer positions. My son is in 7th grade at our neighborhood school. We enjoy being outside hiking, cross-country skiing, biking and exploring the Northwest and elsewhere. I love to read, cook and visiting historical sites.