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Thornton Creek ~ Attendance

~ Attendance, Thornton Creek

Attendance Office
Steven Alvarez

Alvarez, Steven

Instructional Assistant

Braden, Erica

1st Grade Teacher
Kate Holford

Branch, Kate

Occupational Therapist


I am the occupational therapist at Laurelhurst and Thornton Creek Elementary . I am excited to join the teams at these schools! I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and have lived in Los Angeles, California. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) for all of my degrees, and I am a strong USC Trojan football fan! My favorite subject in school was history. I love to eat ice cream!

Caldwell, Alex

Instructional Assistant
Maria Callahan

Callahan, Maria

Preschool Teacher
Lisa Calvert

Calvert, Lisa

4th/5th Grade Looping Teacher
Piper Carling

Carling, Piper

Art Teacher

Cassio-Igari, Kaity

Music Teacher
Jean Catron

Catron, Jean

Instructional Assistant
Julie Clayton

Clayton, Julie

Kindergarten Teacher
Joshua Colwell

Colwell, Josh

PE Teacher

Conway, Ben

Multilingual Teacher
Phoebe Daniels

Daniels, Phoebe

2nd/3rd Grade Looping Teacher

Personal Message


Cynthia Deshler

Deshler, Cindy

Student Support Specialist

DuRuz, Bridget

Student Support Specialist


Hello Friends! I am truly inspired to be part of the warm and wonderful Thornton Creek community. As a native Seattleite, I am aware of the depth of family support and the extraordinary value of Expeditionary Learning that students benefit from here. I come to Thornton Creek with a long teaching career behind me (K-8), over two decades running my own tutoring and enrichment business, and most recently coaching student-teachers from UW in their field placements at various Seattle Schools including Thornton Creek! As the Academic Interventionist for 4th and 5th grade, I will provide individual and small group support for Math and Literacy skills. I look forward to engaging students with authentic learning opportunities that will ensure growth, motivation and confidence. Please come find me in my work space in the common area between Mim’s and Robyn’s rooms.

Kristen Eason

Eason, Kristen


Evard, Catherine

Preschool Instructional Assistant
Caitlin Fix

Fix, Caitlin

Instructional Assistant
Theresa Frazer

Frazer, Theresa