Andrea Braganza, Carpe Diem Teacher

Andrea Braganza


Andrea first began teaching children working for the Pacific Arts Center in Seattle, which brought her into a variety of different settings as an artist-in-residence. She attended Seattle University and graduated in 1999 with a Masters In Teaching degree and K-8 certification. She worked for 9 years as the art specialist at The Bertschi School in Seattle, a leading private elementary school.

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Jaffrey Clark, Carpe Diem Teacher

Jaffrey Clark

& K-5 Curriculum Coordinator

Jaffrey is a proud alumni of both Carpe Diem Primary and Harbor School! He completed a Masters in Teaching program at Pacific University in Eugene, Oregon. In addition to the program's curriculum, he pursued cultural competency training that focused on creating classrooms that celebrate and respect all forms of diversity. 

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Ethan Cudaback, MS Math

Ethan Cudaback


In 2013, after a 10+ year career as a carpenter, Ethan started his high school teaching career as a drum set and small music ensemble instructor at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. He quickly earned a Masters in Teaching degree in Secondary Mathematics and went on to teach Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Math Analysis, and AP Computer Science to grades 9-12.

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Kate Davidson, K-3 at Carpe Diem

Kate Davidson


Kate grew up in Maine, leaving to attend the University of Puget Sound and complete her BA in Politics and Government.  After working in labor law and for the ACLU, she returned to school to earn a Masters in Teaching degree from Seattle University. She started her teaching career working with wee ones in London before moving to Palo Alto, California where she taught kindergarten. 

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Zoƫ Hughes


Zoë graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Biology, beginning her career doing hands-on chemistry and microbiology in the quality lab at the Pyramid Brewery. Her first foray into K-12 education was developing a chess curriculum for public elementary schools. She earned her MS in Secondary Education at Canisius College (New York), completing internships emphasizing inquiry-based and cooperative learning.

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Lauretta Hyde


When her children were young, Lauretta made a profession out of storytelling, offering Artists-in-Residence programs in the local schools. She probably would have stayed with storytelling forever had it not been for her older son's experience at Harbor School. Initially drawn to the school because of its low student-teacher ratio, she quickly became enamored of its service learning and travel study emphasis.

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Alisara Martin


Alisara graduated from The Evergreen State College with a BA in International Studies & Contemporary Art History. She then attended The School of Art Institute of Chicago earning a BFA in Print Media. She completed her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Print Media. Prior to coming back to Vashon (she graduated VHS), Alisara worked as an Artist Assistant, Film Curator, Exhibition Artist, Graphic Designer and Arts Administrator.

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Joleen McCauley, Carpe Diem Teacher

Joleen McCauley


Joleen is a beloved fixture in Vashon Island education, having had multiple roles over her years in our public schools, including her vaunted success with the Chautauqua multi-age elementary program. Joleen is thrilled to be part of a strong teaching team at Harbor School and Carpe Diem. She joined the faculty at Harbor School in 2015 as a K-3 teacher at Carpe Diem and is now the multi-age Upper Elementary (4th/5th grade) teacher.

Niamh Prince, Admissions Director

Niamh Prince


In 2010, Niamh began her involvement at Harbor School as a volunteer parent when her daughter Amelia entered 4th grade. She has played a key role in Harbor School's annual auctions in addition to serving as parent volunteer coordinator prior to becoming Admissions Director. Niamh has an extensive background in office administration both in the United States and in Europe.

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Teri Rutledge


 Prior to Harbor School, Teri Rutledge served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Villa Academy in Seattle, Washington. Teri has her National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist, a Bachelor of Arts in US History from Western Washington University, and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University. 

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Todd Wooster, Middle School English

Todd Wooster


Todd comes to us after four years of teaching at Seacrest Country Day School, an independent school in Naples, Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Art with a Major in English from Dartmouth College and is completing a Masters in English Studies from the Universite de Lyon 2 in France – his thesis is 20th Century American Poetry.