David Shockley is the Principal of Commodore Options School. He has a MA degree in history, BA degree in geography, teaching and administrative credentials all from Western Washington University. He has ten years of experience as a school administrator. As an administrator, he has served as a district director, high school principal and a middle school assistant principal. He has direct experience working with home partnership education, general education and career and technical education. In 2006, he was nominated as an AWSP League Principal of the year. Prior to entering administration, David taught advanced placement US Government and US History and other social studies classes for 13 years in the Bellingham School District. He is passionate about team teaching, parent partnership education, establishing public/private partnerships and the creation of innovative teaching methods to meet the needs of all students.
Matthew Shedlock is the building counselor and psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his graduate degrees at Seattle University. Students meet with Matthew to discuss academics, college planning, testing, peer relationships and many other topics related to school life. He has a cat named Ivy who is awesome and he enjoys spending time outside in the Pacific Northwest.
Tricia Corsetti advises independent study contracts. She holds a BA in Political Science from University of California, San Diego, and a MS in Environmental Education from Lesley University. Tricia is the senior advisor and leads a group of students each year for research at the Olympic Park Institute to study the Elwha Dam removal project. She received an Earthwatch Teacher Fellowship Award, collaborates with the ORCA Bowl Club at BHS, and participates in several NOAA/Islandwood teacher workshops and trainings. Trish enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and supporting her children in all of their activities. She is a BIEA representative and a member of the Bargaining Team.
Liz Finin teaches Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages and Project-Based Learning. She has a Master's in Teaching from Teachers' College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Russell Sage College. She began teaching twenty years ago in the Peace Corps, in Mauritania, West Africa. She has taught in New York City, Seattle, Bremerton and Bainbridge Island. She has worked with English Language Learners of all ages, K-adult, from every continent.
Barry Hoonan teaches the fifth and sixth grade cluster. Winner of the 2004 Hoey Award as Outstanding Educator in English Language, he has taught at all levels of elementary for twenty-eight years. He earned his Master's in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts and his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Advertising and his teaching certificate from University of Washington.
Peggy Koivu teaches the first and second grade cluster. She has Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Washington. Peggy has taught for thirty-three years in Kitsap County. She is a founding teacher of Odyssey, now in its fourteenth year.
Christopher Kozina teaches social studies courses, PE and advises independent contracts. He holds a master’s degree in teaching from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. He has completed course work through the National Outdoor Leadership School and coached lacrosse for ten years on Bainbridge. Chris has taught in the district for eleven years. He has sat on the District Review Committee for social studies. He has led outdoor education trips with middle school and high school students. He has mentored an afterschool club (role-playing games) for the past seven years.
S. Denise Laveson teaches science and mathematics at Eagle Harbor High School. She holds a bachelor degree in chemistry from the University of Washington. She earned her Masters in Teaching from Seattle University.
Denise Melton-Todd is the lead teacher for the K-4 Spanish Immersion Pilot Project, in partnership with Mosiac. She is coordinating the 90/10 language model for the kindergarten, first, and second graders, and 50/50 model for the third and fourth graders. Denise holds a master’s degree in education with a specialization in early childhood education from California State University at Long Beach and a concentration in bilingual education. She began her teaching career in 1992, with the Los Angeles Unified School District as a bilingual educator and family literacy coach. Denise enjoys sharing her background in Latin American culture through cooking, singing, and games. Denise served on the district-wide World Language Committee for four years. Denise was recognized as an “Outstanding Teacher” in 2000 by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.
AnnMarie Parsons and Sara Edwards serve as the Special Education teachers and Transition Coordinators for students on IEPs. AnnMarie and Sara teach study skills classes designed to support students' academic development and transition from high school into adult life. They also advise independent studies for students in their classes.
Paul Sullivan teaches 7/8th grade math, algebra1/2 and 3/4, honors geometry, geometry, as well as technology. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, computer science and economics from the University of Puget Sound and is a graduate of Teachers College at Columbia University. Paul has taught for over 20 years on Bainbridge Island, in New York, Swaziland through the Peace Corps and Renton.
Paige Nickum teaches language arts courses and advises independent contracts. She has a Master’s in Teaching degree from Seattle University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Texas A&M University. Paige taught English as a second language for two years in the Republic of Georgia as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Caro Wilding teaches science 6-8, Art K-8, and project-based learning 5-8 for Mosaic and middle school art for the Odyssey. She holds a Bachelors of Science in art education and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies with a specialty in art from the University of Georgia. She holds teaching credentials in middle school mathematics and dance education. Caro has been part of Mosaic’s teaching team for six years and, prior to this, taught art and science to independent homeschoolers. Caro brings her expertise in the practical application of technology to all her classes. In 2010, the Bainbridge Island Arts Consortium invited Caro to offer the course, “The Art and Science of Papermaking.” She has also taught community arts classes for youth through Oil and Water Art Supply. Caro has been a member of the school district’s Technology Leadership Committee for two years.
Martha Wells teaches science 2-5, drama 5-8, and Washington state history 7-8 for Mosaic. She isan academic advisor and meets with families monthly to review student progress. She holds a BA in elementary education K-8 and special education K-12 from Central Washington University and a MEd in deaf education from Lewis and Clark College. She has taught for 22 years, twelve of them in the Mosaic K-8. Martha builds on children’s strengths and creates a dynamic learning environment through humor, community building, and innovative differentiated instruction. In addition to teaching on Bainbridge Island, Martha taught conversational English to middle school students in Ningbo, China. She currently serves on the following school district committees: Instructional Materials Committee (three years), Highly Capable Committee (one year), and the Math and Language Arts Curriculum Group. Martha serves as a member of the Commodore Options Leadership Team, eight years running.
Heidi McKay, Nurse
Paul Meehan, Commodore Music K-12
Tammy Hathaway, Speech and Language Pathologist
Sharon Murphy, Occupational Therapist
Matthew Shedlock, School Psychologist and Counselor
Evie Von Reis, Title I reading specialist
Lou Ann Ashton, Health Room Paraprofessional
Rebecca Beemer, Secretary, EHHS registrar
Michelle Hope, Administrative Secretary
Susan Fidelman, Mosaic Program Paraprofessional and Special Education Paraprofessional
Margaret Gaspich, Health Room Paraprofessional
Colin Matheson, Custodian
Dixie Moore, EHHS Paraprofessional
Lisa Pickens, Custodian
Pam Sharman, Special Education Paraprofessional
Michelle Smith, Special Education Paraprofessional
Gretchen Speerstra, Odyssey Paraprofessional
Iris White, Food Service Assistant
Adrienne Williamson, Special Education Paraprofessional