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Administration

  • Amanda OlsonAmanda Olson

    Child Center Admissions Coordinator

    You can usually find me running around Fairview checking on all the wonderful Child Center staff! Its been 10 years already! So hard to believe! My husband Mark and I live in Snohomish with our hilariously funny daughter Amelia, and feisty little dude Parker. We spend a lot of time hanging out at
  • 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

    Senior Pastor

    Directed to lead in a place where being like none of us makes you one of us! Glenn was raised in the Eastern United States. After Bible College and serving as a Youth Pastor he received his call to full-time senior leadership and has actively engaged that calling, for the most part, over the las
  • Jennifer LaibleJennifer Laible

    Billings

    Hello! 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 Smith

    Youth Pastor & Middle School Bible

    My 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 McClimans

    Children's Ministry Pastor

    Ministering 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 Davis

    School Administrator

    Hello! 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 Broaddus

    Middle School Language Arts & Science

    Hi! 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
  • Brian RidingsBrian Ridings

    Physical Education

    I have been the Physical Education teacher at Fairview Christian School since 2017. I have lived in the greater Seattle area my entire life, and love the beautiful environment we have to do things outdoors. Some of my favorite activates include running, hiking, and playing Frisbee. I have worked wit
  • 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

    Middle School Math & History

    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 McLean

    Interventionist and Kid's Care Lead Teacher

    Greetings! 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 Smith

    Youth Pastor & Middle School Bible

    My 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 Tandasi

    Kindergarten

    My 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 Cercas

    Infant Room Assistant Teacher

    Hi! 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

    Infant Room Lead 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

    Ocean 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
  • Eleanor Rodriguez

    Pooh Room Lead Teacher

    My name is Eleanor Rodriguez. I have been in Early Childhood Education since 1997. I have have my CDA as well as my degree in business. I love spending time with my family - I have 2 children as well as 2 grandchildren. When I am not with my grandchildren, or working, I volunteer my time in donat
  • 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 McLean

    Interventionist and Kid's Care Lead Teacher

    Greetings! 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

    Infant Room Assistant Teacher

    I started working at Fairview in 2013. It has been a privilege to work with the one year olds and teach them about Jesus. The staff here are like a family. I have my parents, brother and twin sister and extended family in the area and feel so blessed they are close by. I love singing in the choir
  • Helen TalbotHelen Talbot

    Frog Room Assistant Teacher & Kid's Care Teacher

  • Jennifer Marquez

    Pooh Room Assistant Teacher

    My name is Jennifer Marquez and I am the assistant teacher in the Pooh Room. I was born and raised in Seattle and have been in the childcare field since 2005. My favorite thing about working with the 1-year-olds is helping to develop their communication and language skills. Albeit rare, when I find
  • 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

    After more than 26 years at Fairview , I still love this place and the people we are honored to serve. I love teaching my bright, curious and growing students about how God makes the world work through science, math, words and friends. When not working, I love to be creative - doing bonsai, staine
  • Nadia BekkerNadia Bekker

    Infant Room Assistant Teacher

    Hi! 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
  • Sara BrownSara Brown

    Castle Room Assistant Teacher

    When not teaching at Fairview, I am a volunteer at my church, costume designer, game player, avid reader and watcher of British TV shows. With a degree in Chemistry, it is a joy to explain science to my students.