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Mohamed Abdalla

Abdalla, Mohamed

Custodial Engineer J
Daniel Adjei

Adjei, Daniel

Prevention and Intervention Specialist
Kara Alden

Alden, Kara

(she/her) 8th Grade English Language Arts / ELA Teacher

Personal Message

Hello! My name is Ms. Alden and I use she/her pronouns. I teach 8th grade English here at JAMS. I graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor's in English Literature and a Master's in Teaching. My passions include my dog Oliver, finding diverse books for my classroom, and discussing critical literacy. Please feel free to contact me for questions about your student and our classroom!


Ares, Ella

Counselor & 504 Building Coordinator, Homeless Program/McKinney Vento Program Building contact

Austin, Chequita

Special Education Teacher
Peter Avriett

Avriett, Peter

Teacher-Middle School Art


6th grade art
7th and 8th grade art

Baber, Holly

Occupational Therapist
Mark Ballinger

Ballinger, Mark

(he/him) Teacher-6th grade Social Studies and Journalism


Journalism and 6th grade social studies teacher.

Bell, Valerie

Instructional Assistant

Madeline Benz

Benz, Madeline

Assistant Principal (6th grade A-L & 8th grade)
Jeanne Boland

Boland, Jeanne

(she/her) 7th grade English Language Arts/ELA

This is my 7th year at JAMS and 22st year teaching middle school. I'd rather spend time outdoors than inside, love all things water-related (swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, beachcombing, storm chasing, sunset watching...), and have two dogs who mean the world to me. One of my goals as an ELA teacher is to grow every student's confidence as a writer and help them recognize the power in their voice.

Marie Claude Bourque

Bourque, Marie Claude

(she/her) 7th Grade - Science/Chemistry/Physics
Nikki Boyum

Boyum, Nikki

6th grade science teacher

Bozoglu, Adem

School Psychologist

Bradley, Julie

(she/her) Attendance Specialist, Homeless Program/McKinney Vento Program Building contact

Brown, Chase

SM1 (Resource) Special Education Teacher
LeAnne Castillo

Castillo, LeAnne

School Counselor & 504 Building Coordinator (she/her) - (6th grade last name A-L & 8th grade)

Chaves-Velando, Ana

Spanish Teacher
Emily Christiansen

Christiansen, Emily

(she/her/hers) Librarian