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Administration

  • Amanda OlsonAmanda Olson

    Admissions Coordinator

    Hi, I’m Amanda Olson and you can usually find me running around Fairview checking on all the wonderful Child Center staff! I fell into a little bit more free time since I have just finished up with my masters degree. Now I am on the search of some new hobbies. My husband Mark and I live in Both
  • Bill KockritzBill Kockritz

    Building Manager

    I grew up in Alaska and moved to Seattle in 1968. I have been married for over 45 years to Janet (Ropkins). We have 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren. I retired from Boeing in 2006 after 31 years. I enjoy working at Fairview Ministries. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping.
  • Dan SmatlakDan Smatlak

    Associate Pastor of Music & Administration

    I grew up in Washington State and gave my heart to the Lord at a young age and have served him ever since. I met and married my life-partner, Darla, in Indiana. We have three lovely daughters, Emily, Erica, and Melanie, who have all attended Fairview Christian School. I studied music at Azusa Pac
  • Glenn McClimansGlenn McClimans
  • Jennifer LaibleJennifer LaibleHello! I love Fairview! My son started in Pre-K in 2006 (and graduated 8th grade in 2017), my daughter started in preschool in 2008 (and will graduate in 2019) and I started working here doing the Billing in 2016. My husband Henry and I have been married for over 25 years. We love Washington and
  • Jennifer SmithJennifer SmithMy name is Jen Smith. I'm the Youth Pastor for Fairview Church and I also teach Bible to the Middle School. I have lived in Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Indiana, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia and North Carolina. I've been in Seattle for two years. I have a dog named Nicodemus and two cats - So
  • Jo McClimansJo McClimansMinistering to children and helping them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and with others has always been my passion. I was raised in a Christian home on a farm in PA with 7 other siblings which helped to form a foundation that I cherish. I gave my life to Christ as a teenager and
  • Kent DavisKent DavisHello! My name is Kent Davis and I am the School Administrator of Fairview Chrisitan School and an Associate Pastor with Fairview Ministries. My family and I moved to Seattle in June of 2017 to accept the position of School Administrator. I have been married for 25 years to my wonderful wif
  • Lori SperryLori Sperry

    Child Center Administrator

    Hi, I’m Lori Sperry and I am the director of the Fairview Child Center and the Admissions Coordinator for Fairview Christian School. I have been at Fairview since September, 2004. I was born and raised in San Diego. I have been married to my wonderful husband Mark for 35+ years. I have three grow
  • Sheila ReidSheila Reid

    Office Administrator

    Hi, I’m Sheila Reid. I have been the Office manager for Fairview Ministries since 2004, taking care of operations for the Church, School and Child Center. I have been a part of the Fairview family since birth. I was born and raised in Seattle. My husband John and I have three children (Ariel, O

School Faculty

  • Aaron BroaddusAaron BroaddusHi! My name is Aaron Broaddus and I currently teach Middle School Language Arts and Science. I received my BA from The University of West Florida and I am currently working on my M.A. from UWF as well. My family and I are new to the area, but we are ecstatic to call Fairview and Seattle home!
  • Kate HendersonKate Henderson

    1st & 2nd Grade

    For over twenty years, I have worked in various capacities with children (including child care and K-12 education.) I taught ESL for four years; middle school language arts and social studies for five years at Fairview; preschool for two years in a Bellevue school; second and third grade for one yea
  • Beverly LehmanBeverly Lehman

    3rd & 4th Grade

    Fairview has been my second home for many years, most of those teaching third grade or a third and fourth grade combination class. For a number of those years, I enjoyed having my son and daughter, now grown, also at Fairview. I have loved serving the Lord in the supportive family atmosphere felt am
  • Leanna RamosLeanna Ramos

    5th-8th Grade L.A., Social Studies, Reading

    I am Leanna Ramos and I currently teach Middle School Math and History. I have been at Fairview since 2008. I earned my BA in Family and Consumer Science from Seattle Pacific University and a Masters in Teaching from City University Everett. My husband and I have been married since 1998 and we h
  • Emily McLeanEmily McLeanGreetings! I am the K - 8 assistant and reading specialist and the Kid's Care teacher. I have taught various ages in academic and recreational environments and have been at Fairview since 2015. Before joining Fairview I spent nearly a decade as a writing tutor and children's bookseller. I have also
  • Darla SmatlakDarla Smatlak

    Turtle Room Lead Teacher & Middle School Spanish

    This is my 12th year teaching Pre-K at Fairview. I love interacting with my students and their families. I just renewed my Child Development Associate certificate this fall. I also teach Spanish to the 7th & 8th grade. I have three daughters. The oldest is a freshman in college, the next i
  • Candy BratcherCandy Bratcher

    Music

    I was Fairview's first Music Teacher and returned in 2011 after taking time to work from home while raising our 3 children. My husband, Mike, and I met at Holladay Park Church of God, a sister church to Fairview. He was 12 and I was 8. By that time I had already taken piano lessons for 3 years an
  • Jennifer SmithJennifer SmithMy name is Jen Smith. I'm the Youth Pastor for Fairview Church and I also teach Bible to the Middle School. I have lived in Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Indiana, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia and North Carolina. I've been in Seattle for two years. I have a dog named Nicodemus and two cats - So
  • Olivia TandasiOlivia TandasiMy name is Olivia Tandasi and I am the current kindergarten teacher at Fairview Christian School! My husband and I moved to the Seattle area about five months ago. I completed a certification in Early Childhood Education and Family Child Care in 2015 from Whatcom Community College. From there, I att
  • Priscilla WoodPriscilla Wood

    Typing Instructor

    I have been the volunteer computer keyboarding teacher at Fairview Christian School for over a dozen years. I currently work with the 3rd- and 4th-graders. Previously I was a high school business teacher in Auburn where I helped establish the computer applications classes in the early 1970s. When I

Child Center Faculty

  • Alondra CercasAlondra CercasHi! I love Fairview! It is great to work with amazing friends. I love the babies - they amaze me every day! Here is a little bit about me - I drink Coca Cola every day (it keeps me happy)! Pizza is my favorite food. You can always count on me, but sometimes I am a little late. I am a happy p
  • Belinda WoodBelinda Wood

    Assistant Teacher

    I have worked at Fairview since 2007. My activities outside of work are watercolors, knitting and traveling. I love my family, Seattle and my darling Shih Tzu, Lill. I like Romans 8:28. "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his
  • Carmen TolentinoCarmen Tolentino

    Frog Room Morning Assistant and Kids Care Teacher

    Hola! I am Carmen and I am the Lead Teacher in the Ark Room. Fairview has been my home since 2013. My daughter and I were looking for a safe place for her to grow and I happened to find a new job! Now, almost 5 years later, I have two children (Natalie and Mateo) and I still come to work with a
  • Christina TapuroChristina Tapuro

    Pooh Room Assistant Teacher

  • Dave SeyfriedDave Seyfried

    Turtle Room Assistant Teacher

    This is my first year at Fairview. I am the father of two boys, Justin (20) and Christopher (18). I have been involved with teaching young children for about 12 years now. I enjoy swimming, writing, and playing with Goldie, our golden retriever (best dogs ever!). My favorite thing about being at
  • Ellyana MullerEllyana Muller

    Ocean Room Lead Teacher

    Hello! I am the lead teacher in the Ocean Room with the 2.5 year olds. I have been at Fairview since 2013 and I love working in a Christian environment where I can share my faith. I was born in Minnesota and I enjoy cheering on all Minnesota and Seattle sports teams. My favorite scriptures ar
  • Emily McLeanEmily McLeanGreetings! I am the K - 8 assistant and reading specialist and the Kid's Care teacher. I have taught various ages in academic and recreational environments and have been at Fairview since 2015. Before joining Fairview I spent nearly a decade as a writing tutor and children's bookseller. I have also
  • Darla SmatlakDarla Smatlak

    Turtle Room Lead Teacher & Middle School Spanish

    This is my 12th year teaching Pre-K at Fairview. I love interacting with my students and their families. I just renewed my Child Development Associate certificate this fall. I also teach Spanish to the 7th & 8th grade. I have three daughters. The oldest is a freshman in college, the next i
  • Francine AlbertFrancine Albert

    Pooh Room Lead Teacher

    I started working at Fairview in 2013 and worked for 6 years at Kinder Kampus preschool before that. I have a heart for people. I love the grandpas and grandmas and children. God has let me work in both areas in my life. My family is important to me. I have a mom, dad, brother, twin sister and
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  • Kathleen FosterKathleen Foster

    Frog Room Lead Teacher

    Hello! I am the lead teacher in the Pre-K Frog Room. It is a fun age to teach, and each day is different. I grew up in the Seattle area. I attended a Christian school from K - 12 so I enjoy being part of the awesome community at Fairview. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband.
  • Leta BrownLeta Brown

    Castle Room Lead Teacher

    I have been at Fairview for over 21 years now and I love teaching my class! Especially about how the world works and in exploring math, science, words and relationships with them. I enjoy being creating in many ways: Drama, stained glass, class projects, writing (and, of course, making a mess!)
  • Nadia BekkerNadia BekkerHi! My name is Nadia Bekker. I started working at Fairview in 2016. I am the Assistant Teacher in the Ark Room. I love working with the babies. They always put a smile on my face. I have been married to my husband Daniel for 18 years. The Lord has blessed us with three beautiful kids - Jane is
  • Ruth NavarreteRuth Navarrete
  • Sara BrownSara Brown

    Castle Room Assistant Teacher