Our Staff

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The ORCS staff brings a passion for teaching to the classroom every day. They are dedicated to serving your children and working with you to make sure your student is learning and growing.

All teachers and assistants are CPR certified.

Erin Selvig

School Director

Erin started in Early Childhood in 1996 and has been with ORCS since 2010. She has a degree in Human Development – Early Childhood Education from Washington State University as well as a CDA (Child Development Associates Credential). Erin graduated from Eastside Catholic High School and currently lives in Woodinville with her husband and their two boys. In her spare time Erin enjoys the outdoors, walking, hiking, cooking, crafts and reading.


Tiffany Bayer

Office

Tiffany started working for ORCS mid-2017. She lives in the neighborhood with her husband and two boys, both of whom went to preschool at ORCS. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys reading, taking walks, and taking care of her pets.



 


Becky Johnson

Teacher Kindergarten

Becky has been with ORCS since 2014. She grew up in the area, graduating from Inglemoor High School and Central Washington University with a BA in Elementary Education and a Minor in Special Education. Becky lives in the neighborhood with her husband and two young boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, gardening and traveling.



Deb Marpert

Teacher Pre-Kindergarten

Deb has been at ORCS since 1999. She was raised in Southern California and received a B.A. in     Urban Geography from Trinity Western University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is married and has two grown daughters. Deb lives in the neighborhood and her children are ORCS alumni. She     enjoys sewing, quilting, cooking, reading, gardening, classic movies and road trips with her husband.


Heather Bornemeier

Teacher Pre-Kindergarten

Heather has been at ORCS since 2010. She was raised in Port Townsend, WA and received her BA in Education from Central Washington University. She is married and has three wonderful children. She enjoys jogging, cooking/eating, reading, shopping, and hanging out with family and friends.


Bonnie Schwindt

Teacher Pre-Kindergarten and Teaching Assistant Kindergarten

Bonnie has been with ORCS since 1997. She was raised in Woodinville, Washington and earned an A.A. degree from Edmonds Community College. She is married and has two children. She enjoys shopping, crafts, sewing and family activities.

 

Anne Green

Teacher Preschool

Anne has been with ORCS since 2016, and is quite familiar with our program since her own two children attended ORCS through Kindergarten. She earned a B.A. in Education from Pacific Lutheran University and her Masters in Education from City University. She has taught in both Mercer Island and Lake Washington School Districts and loves working with children of all ages! Anne enjoys spending time with family and friends and horses, reading, singing, outdoor activities and travelling.


Julie Marovich

Teaching Assistant Pre-Kindergarten

Julie has been with ORCS since 1995. She was raised in Kirkland, Washington and graduated from Juanita High School and Bellevue Beauty School. She is married and has two children. She enjoys music, dancing, camping and family activities – especially with her twin sister!


Malti Sharma

Teaching Assistant Early Preschool

Malti is originally from India and currently resides in Redmond with her husband and two children. She started at ORCS in 2015. In her free time she loves listening to music and playing board games with her kids and watching movies. She comes to us with experience both in Preschool and Elementary age groups. She holds an International Montessori Teaching Diploma as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Delhi University.


 Nikki Schuette

Teaching Assistant Preschool

Nikki joined ORCS in 2017. She and her husband have 3 sons who all attended ORCS. She is originally from Central Illinois and then lived in the St. Louis area for about 8 years, where she taught as a preschool teacher and worked with 3-5 year olds with special needs. She is a big baseball fan and loves to hike and camp and enjoy the outdoors. In her quiet time, she likes to read a lot and play board games with her family.


Debbie Laughlin

Teacher Early Preschool

Debbie has been at ORCS since 2010. She was born and raised in Kirkland and graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Education. Her teaching experience has been a classroom teacher all over Washington and Idaho. She is married and has three children. Debbie loves being with her family. They love the Oregon Coast and Great Grandma’s farm in Idaho. She also enjoys running and cooking.


Christa Donahue

Teacher Preschool

Christa has been at ORCS since 2007. She grew up here in Kingsgate! She graduated from UWIST in Cardiff, Wales. She and her husband enjoy attending her 3 boys sporting and music events, traveling with her family, and working in her garden.


Traci Jaeger

Teaching Assistant Preschool

Traci began teaching at ORCS in 2017.  She has lived in Washington for most of her life.  She graduated with an AA degree from Everett Community College.  Traci is married and has two boys who both graduated from ORCS kindergarten.  She very much enjoys outdoor activities with her family, taking walks, baking and spending time with friends.

 

Bri Adams

Teaching Assistant Early Preschool

Bri began with ORCS in 2016. She grew up in Southern California and received a BA in Sociology from Washington State University. She is married, has two children, and lives right here in the neighborhood! She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends

 

LeeAnn Hart

Bookkeeper

LeeAnn joined ORCS as our bookkeeper in 2016. She lives in the neighborhood with her husband, and she has 3 grandchildren who have attended ORCS. She has bookkeeping experience from her other job at QFC and her condo association. LeeAnn enjoys playing games, doing puzzles, reading, and watching her grandson play sports.