The adults at the Clearwater School are called staff, distinguishing the role they play from the role of traditional teachers and emphasizing that at Clearwater, everyone learns from each other. 工作人员 members are elected annually by School Meeting, where each student and each staff member has an equal vote in the running of the school. 工作人员 strive to empower students with control of their own education, providing information and support when asked, but not intruding into students’ choices unless it is to ensure safety. 工作人员 members wear many hats and fill many roles, working as mentors and role models, 教练和艺术家, 园丁和技术人员, 领导人和听众, 主持人和管理员, 还有很多其他角色.
Stephanie has always had a passionate interest in human development and education that led her to pursue eclectic careers working with children—as an oncology nurse, improvisational dance instructor and a parent. 她有博士学位.D. in Educational Psychology with specializations in child temperament, cognitive and social development and statistical analysis. Her interest in the Sudbury model was inspired in equal parts through her studies of education and through watching three-year-old children play imaginary games for hours, 天, 连续几周. Her faith in the model has grown in proportion to seeing those children and many other students grow into adulthood. She was involved with the original Clearwater founding group and has worked at the school ever since.
Stephanie’s official duties include many tasks: administration, 内务, 通信, 用绷带包扎伤口, 招收新学生, educating and supporting parents and sometimes teaching classes. She loves her job and feels incredibly privileged to count so many amazing children as friends. In her spare time she especially enjoys learning new things and staying active with distance running, 和足球. The pursuit of something brand new profoundly informs her work at Clearwater. 通过她自己的学习曲线, 她亲自发现了, the value of failures and plateaus in the process of seeking mastery.
Gray has worked in community-based education and youth empowerment for over a decade both as a youth and as an adult. They love asking and answering questions about how our bodies, 思想, 和灵魂学习, 抛掉以前的想法, 并蓬勃发展, which led them to their self-designed major: “Queering Education Through Social Justice, 创造性表达, 与体细胞心理学”. At Clearwater they love to listen to student's passions, 帮助解决问题, and support them in materializing their ideas. Gray's skills and interests include: music and songwriting, 草药医术学, 创意写作, 电子杂志制作, 创伤研究和心理学, community organizing and event planning, 还有酷儿的历史和理论. 在他们的空闲时间, they like to watch sports anime, because it makes them feel like they can do anything.
Emmett started as an intern in the winter of 2019 and is now a full-time staff, excited for what the future has in store.
He is passionate about music, rough-housing, emotional intelligence, and history. Most of the time you’ll find him executing elaborate handshakes, being tackled by younger students, collaborating on music with students, 或者在会议上做笔记. He already loves this community and the radical opportunity it offers each of us to shape our school culture and grow as whole people.
Gabriel is a Clearwater graduate who is excited to be returning to the school in a new role. He has been working as a freelance theater artist since he was in school, had a brief stint managing technical education and design for a local educational theater program as the Youth Design Director, 在网上工作 魔术:收集 retailer before coming to work at Clearwater. 他的兴趣包括演戏, 导演, 阶段管理, and theatrical design; video games, 棋盘游戏, 纸牌游戏, 桌面rpg, and game design; technical writing and editing; challenging gender roles; intersectionality; Shakespeare; and long walks. He is also always interested in learning more about language, 视觉艺术, 教育哲学, 和创意写作. 他最喜欢的电影是 椰子树 and he thinks the world needs more hope. One of his proudest achievements is originating the role of Riley in the amazing play 《会飞的孩子. He wants you to know that Sudbury education has been responsible for all the magic in his life.
Kendra has an extensive background in customer service and administrative work. She has worked for Puget Sound Bank, Seattle Telco Credit Union (now Sound Credit Union), and most recently as an administrative assistant at Microsoft in the Windows Group. She has also spent countless hours volunteering in the Mukilteo School District at the elementary, 中学, and high school level focusing on helping struggling young readers, 陪伴实地考察, working with the PTA as an Art Docent, and doing mock interviews with high school students in the Life Sciences classes. She enjoys taking on the staff’s various administrative tasks, which allows them more time with the students.
Her interests include: reading science fiction/dystopian novels, 摄影, 后院园艺, 徒步旅行, 首饰制作, 和环境的原因, including being a member of the Litterati (picking up and tracking litter).