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 11th year at CS. I am returning from a year-long leave after having my second child.  The beginning of school year is always exciting, and I know this year will not be without its challenges. While this is not the start we had all hoped for, we will navigate this year together with positivity and patience!

Erin 2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

Erin Janov,  3rd/4th Grade Teacher

Coming to us from Denver where she was born and raised. She is starting her 5th year of teaching and has just finished her Masters in Special Education. She is excited to be apart of the Community family!

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!


Shannon Duncan,  Para/IA/Librarian   

This is Shannon's 4th year at Community School. Shannon really enjoys everything about this unique community of teachers, parents, and students. Her main focus at Community School is to support students and build on their success here and beyond. Shannon has 3 grown sons, and 1 granddaughter. Shannon and her husband of 30+ years, live with their rescue cat Linus.