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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
  • Barbara ChristensenBarbara Christensen

    Interim Senior Pastor

    We have been associated with this church and its school for most of my life. My husband, Bob, and I came with our young daughters, Jill and Karen. We enjoyed ten wonderful years serving this congregation (when it was known as the Woodland Park Church of God). While our family went to work with a Ch
  • Bill KockritzBill Kockritz

    Building Manager

    I grew up in Alaska and moved to Seattle in 1968. I have been married for 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 School and Child Center. 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 in Auburn. 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 like to mess around with gardening and keeping chi
  • Kelly KabatKelly Kabat

    Youth Pastor

    I grew up in Chicago, and lived in Phoenix for many years before moving to Seattle in August 2012. I have had a heart for missions and ministry since a young age when I gave my life to Jesus. I've had many overseas missions experiences in places like Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan,
  • Lori SperryLori Sperry

    Child Center Administrator

    Hi, I’m Lori Sperry and I am the director of Fairview Child Center. I have been at Fairview since September of 2004. I was born and raised in San Diego. I have been married to my wonderful husband Mark for 32 years. I have three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren. When I am not work
  • Robert ChristensenRobert Christensen

    Interim Senior Pastor

    Although my wife and I are here at Fairview in an interim pastor capacity, we have been associated with this church and its school for most of my life. My parents first came to this church when I was a baby. (I don’t actually remember that.) I do remember when we came to Seattle the second time in
  • Sharilee WestSharilee West

    School Administrator

    I am a native Seattleite, the only daughter of a Church of God pastor. My dad pastored a congregation in south Seattle until I was a sophomore in high school. My family moved into Seattle proper at that time and I graduated from Lincoln High School in 1967. By the way, my dad’s picture is the one
  • Sheila ReidSheila Reid

    Office Administrator

    Hi, I’m Sheila Reid. I’m the Office manager for the Fairview Ministries, taking care of operations for the Church, School and Child Center. This is my tenth year here although I have been a part of the Fairview family since birth. I was born and raised in Seattle. My husband John and I have t

School Faculty

  • Melody McGuireMelody McGuire

    Kindergarten

    This is my seventh year of teaching Kindergarten at Fairview. I enjoy teaching at Fairview because it is an environment of fun, meaningful learning. I am so blessed to have a job that brings me such joy each day. I have taught elementary education for 17 years. I also treasure spending time wit
  • Kate HendersonKate Henderson

    1st & 2nd Grade

    For over seventeen 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
  • Beverly LehmanBeverly Lehman

    3rd & 4th Grade

    ​I have been at Fairview for 23 years, most of those teaching third grade or a third and fourth grade combination class. For many of those years, I enjoyed having my son and daughter, now grown, also at Fairview. When not at Fairview I like to read Christian historical fiction, play word games, w
  • Leanna RamosLeanna Ramos

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

    I am Leanna Ramos and I currently teach Middle School Language Arts, History and Reading. This is my sixth year at Fairview Christian School. 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 ha
  • Peter ChristensenPeter Christensen

    5th-8th Grade Math, Science, Bible

    This is my first full year teaching at Fairview, coming in as a long term sub to take over the position of Middle School Math, Science and Bible. I am very excited to be here and look forward to seeing my students succeed this year! I am happily married to my wife, Nellena and am a proud father
  • Darla SmatlakDarla Smatlak

    Turtle Room Lead Teacher & Middle School Spanish

    I am a teacher because I like to interact with students and their families. I love to see the light go on as a new concept or skill is discovered. My class is full of active, curious, and loving kids. The highlight of the day is when they give me a smile and show me their excitement to learn. I
  • Candy BratcherCandy Bratcher

    Music

    I have taught at Fairview for four wonderful years. My family is such a blessing! It includes my handsome husband of 33 years, 2 multi talented sons and their beautiful and creative wives, a 1 year old cutie grandson, and a beautiful and talented daughter. What a gift the Lord as given me! M
  • Debbie ChristensenDebbie Christensen

    PE and Performing Arts

    I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Speech Education and a minor in drama. I taught for two years in Raymond, WA. I moved back to Seattle, went to work for the phone company, met my husband, Carl, got married and moved to Salem, OR. After living in Oregon for a short 9
  • Marilyn BohagMarilyn Bohag

    K-8th Aide

    I have been helping out students and teachers at Fairview for 12 years now as an educational assistant, providing support to the teachers in the classroom, mentoring and tutoring students, and keeping the Fairview library alive. I am happily married, have two daughters and one grandson. My fav
  • 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

  • Belinda WoodBelinda Wood

    Assistant Teacher

    I have worked at Fairview for 9 years. My activities outside of work are watercolors, knitting and traveling. I love my family, Seattle and my darling Shih Tzu, Lilly. I like Romans 8:28. "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to h
  • Carmen VargasCarmen Vargas

    Frog Room Morning Assistant and Kids Care Teacher

    Hi, I started working at Fairview in July 2013 and I just want you to know that I love it here! I have felt welcome since the day I stepped in the building. I love life! and especially, I love my daughter, Natalie, who means the world to me! And I can speak 2 languages. My favorite scripture is
  • Cherry LiuCherry Liu

    Frog Room Afternoon Assistant Teacher

    This is my first year at Fairview and I am the preschool assistant teacher for Mrs. Brown in the Castle room in the afternoons. I have a bachelor’s from the University of Washington and would like to pursue a Master’s in Education, School Psychology in the future. I want to improve the lives o
  • Cheyenne McKayCheyenne McKay

    Prekindergarten

    I’m so excited to be working at Fairview! I thank God daily for letting me live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and for allowing me to work among people committed to showing young people a Christ-like love. I enjoy reading, singing, and trying to teach myself new crafts.
  • Christina TapuroChristina Tapuro

    Pooh Room Assistant Teacher

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  • 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

    This is my first year at Fairview. I am a musician and an actress. I enjoy going to plays and watching classic movies. I LOVE Shakespeare! My faith is very important to me. I love God and my family and friends very much! My favorite scriptures are Psalm 27:1 and Psalm 40:2
  • Darla SmatlakDarla Smatlak

    Turtle Room Lead Teacher & Middle School Spanish

    I am a teacher because I like to interact with students and their families. I love to see the light go on as a new concept or skill is discovered. My class is full of active, curious, and loving kids. The highlight of the day is when they give me a smile and show me their excitement to learn. 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
  • Jessika HundtoftJessika Hundtoft

    Ocean Room Assistant Teacher

    This is my first year at Fairview. I am working in the Ocean room and the Pooh room as an assistant teacher. I have lived in Seattle most of my life besides three years that I spent in Texas. In my spare time I love doing outdoor activities like boating, jet skiing and riding my bike. I love my job
  • Kathleen OordtKathleen Oordt

    Frog Room Lead Teacher

    I was born and raised in Seattle. Some of my hobbies include cooking and baking, knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, and gardening. I'm active and enjoy being outdoors; so I love hiking, camping, running, biking, and playing tennis. I also enjoy going out to coffee with friends. Favorite Bible
  • 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!)
  • Melinda MatichMelinda Matich

    Garden Room Lead Teacher

    My name is Melinda. I am a FCS Graduate and have been working at Fairview Child Center for many years. I currently work in the Garden Room as the lead teacher. This is not the only hat I wear at Fairview… I teach Zumba classes for adults at Fairview three days a week! Fairview holds a special plac
  • Norma ChungNorma Chung

    Pooh Room Assistant Teacher

  • Sara BrownSara Brown

    Castle Room Assistant Teacher