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Introducing New SGS Faculty & Staff for Fall 2022

Saint George’s is pleased to welcome ten new faculty and staff members for the 2022-23 school year.

Shantel Woodland will be the new kindergarten teacher, a classroom she is familiar with as a student teacher last year. She holds an undergraduate degree from Washington State University and earned her Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education from Western Governor’s University in 2022. Shantel has prior teaching experience at North Wall School.

Emily McPherson and Maquel Mills are the new fifth-grade teachers. Emily earned her Washington State Teaching Certification from Eastern Washington University and has experience working with children at SOAR as a Registered Behavior Technician as well as teaching in the Wellpinit School District. Maquel earned her Washington State Teaching Certification from WSU and has experience counseling kids at Royal Family Kids Camp and teaching in the Central Valley School District.

Bethany Baldwin will join the sixth grade team as the math and science teacher. She taught previously in the Baltimore Public Schools as a 5th Grade classroom teacher and has since relocated to Spokane. Bethany has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Loyola University.

Samuel Palmer is the new 7th/8th grade science teacher. He has seven years of experience teaching Middle and Upper School science classes in the Cheney and Soap Lake School districts. Samuel earned his undergraduate degrees in Education and Biology from Eastern Washington University and earned a Masters of Education in Integrated Curriculum from the American College of Education.

Allie McBride is joining SGS as the new secondary art teacher (grades 6-12). Allie has 11 years of experience teaching art. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Buffalo State College and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Art Therapy.

Tom Voigtlaender will teach IB Diploma Program Economics, Making of the Modern World, and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in the Upper School. He recently completed a Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Whitworth University after a career in the armed forces.

Juanjuan Dwyer will be teaching Chinese III and IV in grades 9 & 10. Juanjuan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Washington University. She has worked as a business translator and a private Chinese instructor, including at Gonzaga Prep.

Kelsey Nylund is Saint George’s second K-12 school counselor, having earned her Master of Arts in School Counseling from Gonzaga University. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and did her school counseling internship at Mead High School last year.

Javia Hayes is a member of the SGS custodial crew. She has earned certificates from Savannah Technical College and Pulaski Technical College and worked as a custodian for a variety of local businesses.