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Gentry, Amy

Beacon Academy Special Education and Online Teacher

I am the Sped/Online Teacher at Beacon Academy.  I have been an educator for 23 years now, this will be my 4th year with IA.   I grew up on the East Coast and lived in 7 different states throughout my life.   I have been in Seattle now for 8 years.  I love to travel, being in the outdoors, especially the beach, music, and doing things with my family and dog.

Hansen, Jill

GED Teacher/Intervention Specialist - Open Doors

Haynes, Heidi

Innovation Virtual Online Teacher

Heyward, Sheri

Orientation and Placement Associate

Jacks, Gordy

Innovation Virtual Online Science Teacher

Jamerson, Savanna

UDYC Online and US History teacher

I am online teacher at UDYC campus, but I also teach a US history class which is my real passion. I have teaching endorsements in Social Studies and Language Arts that have opened up opportunities to teach combined humanities courses. I started my teaching career at Franklin High School after earning my teaching certificate at UW. Since that time, I have served in several different positions in education, although I have spent most of my career in alternative education in some form.

Johnson, Pamela


Jones, William

King County Jail Campus Lead/General and Special Education Teacher

King County Jail Campus

Koons, Hazel


Leung, Y. David

Computer Support Specialist

Mansfield, Eric

Queen Anne Recovery Campus- Math Teacher and Campus Lead

“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.”

William Paul Thurston- American mathematician

McCann, Michael

UDYC Math Teacher

I am a math teacher who has been working with Interagency Academy since early 2000. I hold a BA in English from the University of Georgia, a Masters in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University, and am a National Board Certificated teacher in AYA Math, endorsed in English, Mathematics and Physical Education. Along with teaching I love playing outdoors in the PNW with my wife and kids.

McGhee, Brenda

Student & Family Advocate - 260 Day
Ronnue McThomas

McThomas, Ronnue

Southwest CEA

Hello, my name is Ronnue McThomas. I call myself a half Seattle & half Atlanta native because I have spent my life between both. I have been employed with SPS for six years at Mercer Middle joining Interagency November 22, 2021. Some of my passions include working with the youth and helping them reach their full potential. I love seeing where they start out and where they end. I also love creating my art through music and videos and sharing them with the world. I believe that life is like a card game, sometimes you are dealt a good hand sometimes you are dealt a bad hand but whatever hand you dealt you gotta play your best!

Newman, Micaela

YEP Math Teacher and Art Coordinator

Hello! I am Micaela and I am the math teacher and art coordinator at YEP - Interagency. As well my teaching role, I also serve as the math department head for Interagency as a whole. I strive to advocate for my students, provide opportunities for their mathematical identities to flourish, create connection and provide access and learning to engage and empower my students with the math skills and tools needed to support their goals.

I've been teaching here since 2014. Before moving to Seattle, I had the privilege to work and study across the country and the world! Some highlights include working at the Naval Academy Prep school in Rhode Island and tutoring in Seoul, South Korea. I went to college in Atlanta, Georgia (Georgia Tech), and Bozeman, Montana (Montana State) and did my master's program through Southern New Hampshire University.

Perez, Nemo

Humanities Teacher