Glendale Staff

Laura Garris



Laura Garris has been with Glendale since 2016. 

Joan Sandberg



Joan Sandberg has been with Glendale since 2006.  

Jackie Kissler


Co-Direcor/Board Member  

A longtime advocate and school board member, will be involved in teacher development, church- school relations, and overall training for the staff.  Her wisdom from being a certified teacher with the Kent school district for over 20 years will be a treasure for the staff. Jackie will be at the school a minimum of once per week and available via phone, text and email for parents and staff 24/7.

Zach Vaswig


Middle School Teacher

Leading the Middle School since 2012, this dedicated teacher is returning to Glendale.  He has a true calling for working with students in this age group.  He is a well-loved teacher and mentor providing exceptional curriculum to his students in a creative and innovative learning environment.  Mr. V. also finds time to provide and support extracurricular activities; cross country, basketball, performing arts.

Jessica Hostetter


Middle School  Teacher

We are excited that Jessica will be returning for another great year at Glendale.   Her vast teaching background teaching 4th-5th grade Math, Middle School English and Science, and Performing Arts to the entire school.  All the students have been blessed by her dedication and love of teaching.

In addition to class instruction, Jessica has been instrumental in delivering high quality performances in our Christmas Program and Spring Show. 

Michelle Morrison


Upper Elementary Teacher

Miss Morrison leads our 3rd- 5th grades in a creative multi-grade classroom environment.  

Barb Harrington Woodward


Elementary Teacher

Ms. Barb leads our 1st-2nd grade class through innovative curriculum and character development.

JoEllen Yadwinski


Early Learning Teacher

Mrs. Y leads our pre-K and Kindergarten class with a strong academic focus and a love of reading.

Laura Marks


Art Teacher

Mrs. Marks leads our Visual Arts program for Pre-K through 8th grade.  As a adjunct art professor, she engages the creative minds of our students through hands on learning.

Mrs. Marks is also the Creative Writing Teacher for Middle School.

Rossana Marez


Elementary Teacher

Ms. R is our Beforecare lead teacher, elementary PE teacher, and elementary math specialist.  Her many years her at Glendale provides a rich stability and guaranteed smile for all students.


Amy Policarpio


Para- Educator 

Mrs. Amy is our elementary assistant working closely with early learning and upper elementary grades.  

Annie Debnam


Christian Education Teacher

Miss Annie is our lead Christian Education teacher holding weekly chapel and Shine classes.

Pastor John Michael Barich


Senior Pastor of Glendale Lutheran Church