Leadership

Mrs. Therese Allin Principal, Head of School

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Western Washington University, B.A.

University of Portland, M.A.

Saint Martin’s University, Principal’s Certification

Mathematics; Associated Student Body

How I serve and why I support the JPII mission:

Students need more than academics, they need an education that challenges them to be prepared – not just for college or career, but for life. They need to belong to a community that accepts them with love as the incredible person who God created. They need to be nurtured to explore and deepen their faith through relationship with Jesus. They need to belong, to feel loved, challenged, and supported. When young men and women know that they are supported, they know that they can explore their strengths, step outside their comfort zone to explore their options. Truly they are open to growth – to become their best selves, the person God intends them to be.

About my previous experiences:
Mathematics Teacher and Leader at Centralia High School; Mathematics Teacher at Hoquiam High School

I hail from:

Spokane, WA

In my spare time:

I cherish spending time with family, crocheting and reading.

Administrative

Mrs. Margie Antles Administrative Assistant

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Medical College of Virginia, B.A.

University of Chicago, M.A.

Northwestern University, MBA

How I serve and why I support the JPII mission:

Impacting these precious students even in a small way is truly the best job in the world!

About my previous experiences:

Pharmacist, Director of Health Care Initiatives for Strategic Communications Firm

I hail from:

The Windy City-North side. DNA includes South Side. Chicago, Il

In my spare time:

You may find me weeding the yard on a summer day and I love to play cards! I have an adorable daughter who keeps me grounded, makes me giggle and a fabulous husband who adores me. Truly blessed.

Mrs. Ann Ashe Academic Administrator

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Salisbury University, B.S.
Saint Martin’s University, Master’s in Education (working); Principal Certificate

How I lead and why I support the JPII mission:

I believe educating students is a crucial component to building a strong society where people can flourish and become who God intends them to be. Helping our students achieve their dreams around college, career or post-secondary choices guide my daily duties. I try to live out my relationship with Jesus each day to promote the mission at JPII. Supporting our teachers, communicating with parents and practicing leadership during challenging times are all privileges I embrace each day.

About my previous experiences:

I began my career in education over 30 years ago teaching elementary and middle school. Then God called me out of the work of school-based education into camp and retreat ministry and then parish ministry…education of a different kind. And, now I find myself full circle back in a school setting. I feel tremendously blessed to have this opportunity to serve again in this capacity.

I hail from:

Baltimore, MD

In my spare time:

I am all about family, so any time not spent at work we take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and cultural richness of the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Dan Ashe Communications and Admissions Director

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Salisbury University, B.A.

The Evergreen State College, MIT

How I serve and why I support the JPII mission:

Every day I give God thanks for this opportunity to help build his kingdom. I use my gifts and talents to build better relationships that help our scholars and leaders grow into who God intends them to be. I support the mission because our world needs people who are rooted in the light and truth of Jesus Christ.

About my previous experiences:

I served as a US Army officer in the First Gulf War. After my military contract I taught in five different schools including, public, Catholic and higher education. I hold certifications in all levels of ropes/course facilitation, program management and practitioner training.

I hail from:

Baltimore, MD

In my spare time:

I play guitar, hike, off-road with my son and enjoy nice dinners out with my wife.

Mrs. Monica Davis Business Manager

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Saint Martin’s University, B.A.
Certified Public Accountant

Mrs. Julie Suek Counselor

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How I serve and why I support the JPII mission:

At JPII we help students develop body, mind and spirit. I offer students the support and encouragement to handle life’s mental and emotional challenging moments.

About my previous experiences:

Health care administration, Mental Health clinician and College Instructor

I hail from:

Montana

In my spare time:

Garden, Cook and watch documentaries and reading; married to Mr. Suek. We have 3 grown children and one beautiful grandson!

Faculty

Mr. Gary Baits Spanish and Academic Advisor

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Point Loma College, B.A.

American Baptist Seminary of the West, M.Div.

Framingham State University, M.Ed.

Step Up; National Honor Society

Ms. Mary Frances Brennan Theology and History

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Notre Dame, B.A.
Notre Dame, M.A
Saint Martin’s University, Teaching Certificate

How I teach and why I support the JPII mission:

I believe in the power of yet and the growing mindset. My goal is to support and challenge students with engaging material and encourage them to take charge of their learning process. I am eager to accompany students in their Catholic faith and motivate them to have a closer relationship with God.

About my previous experiences:

I worked as a parish minister in Kalamzoo, MI for two years before teaching at a classical liberal arts school in San Antonio, TX. I spent the following five years at Holy Family School in Lacey before transitioning to JPII last year.

I am humbled to have the opportunity to walk with young people in their relationship with God. As history and theology teacher, one of the skills I reinforce most is helping students support both written and spoken arguments with evidence. I am convinced that every single person has unique gifts, and I love helping students believe this too.

I hail from:

Lacey, WA

In my spare time:

I have a lifelong love of travel and hiking; I try to every day find some time to drink tea (or coffee!) and read. Recently during the COVID lockdown I also discovered an affection for house plants!

Mr. Leland Brungardt Performing Arts and Voice

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South Puget Sound Community College A.A.

Mr. Travis Conn Art

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The Evergreen State College, B.A.

Master Metalsmith

Mr. Jacob Hayden Theology and Campus Ministry

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Saint Peter’s College, B.A.

University of Dayton, M.A. in Pastoral Ministry

Student Ministry Team

Mr. Anthony Herness Spanish, Physical Education, and Athletic Director

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The Evergreen State College, B.A.

Saint Martin’s University, MIT

Fastpitch Coach

Mr. Stephen Holland English and Social Studies

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Gonzaga University, B.A.

Loyola University Maryland, MAT

Jazz Band; Community Service; History Bowl;
Knowledge Bowl; Bee Club; Writing Club

Ms. Kimberly Karaman Mathematics and College Advisor

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Oregon State University, B.S

Oregon State University, M.S

Academic & College Advising; Future Business Leaders of America

Mr. Joshua Myers History, Government and Economics

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The Evergreen State College, B.A.

Washington Governors University, MAT

Fastpitch Coach

Dr. Tracy Russell Science, Mathematics and Health

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New York University, B.A.
St. George’s University School of Medicine, M.D.
Saint Martin’s University, MIT

GradPoint; STEM Team; StellarXplorers; Cross Country Coach

Mr. Philip Suek English

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Carroll College, B.A.
Washington State University, M.A.
City University, Principal’s Certification

Yearbook

How I teach and why I support the JPII mission:

Teaching makes a difference. It matters. I try to approach each day with the presence of mind to bring all students forward in learning and thinking.

About my previous experiences:

15 years as high school English teacher, 9 years as middle school assistant principal, 6 years as high school principal

I hail from:

Montana

In my spare time:

I enjoy time with family, gardening and listening to music. I have a wonderful wife, Julie, and three great children: TJ, Jon and Alison.