Glendale Staff

Laura Garris

Jackie Kissler

Joan Sandberg

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Co-Director

Laura Garris has been with Glendale since 2016. 

Joan Sandberg

Jackie Kissler

Joan Sandberg

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Co-Director

Joan Sandberg has been with Glendale since 2006.  

Jackie Kissler

Jackie Kissler

Jackie Kissler

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Co-Director & Board Member  

A longtime advocate and school board member, Jackie involves herself in  teacher development, church- school relations, and overall training for the staff.  Her experience as a certified teacher with the Kent school district for over 20 years is a valuable resource. 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

Jessica Hostetter

Jackie Kissler

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Middle School Teacher

Leading the Middle School since 2012,  Mr. V has a true calling to work 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.  In addition to his teaching schedule, Mr. V. makes time to head up after school activities  such as Cross Country and Hoops Club.

Jessica Hostetter

Jessica Hostetter

Jessica Hostetter

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Middle School  Teacher

 In addition to teaching Science, English and Performing Arts, Mrs. Hostetter also oversees 4th and 5th grade Math.  All our students have been blessed by her dedication and love of teaching. Mrs. Hostetter directs our annual Christmas Program and Spring Show as well as facilitating Tap Club.   

Michelle Morrison

Barb Harrington Woodward

Barb Harrington Woodward

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Upper Elementary Teacher

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


Barb Harrington Woodward

Barb Harrington Woodward

Barb Harrington Woodward

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Elementary Teacher

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


JoEllen Yadwinski

Barb Harrington Woodward

JoEllen Yadwinski

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Early Learning Teacher

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


Laura Marks

Amy Policarpio

JoEllen Yadwinski

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Art Teacher

Mrs. Marks leads our Kindergarten through 8th grade Visual Arts program. As a professional teaching artist 

she provides a workshop environment in her classes, using art history for inspiration and critique as a tool for growth.  Mrs. Marks also teaches Middle School Writing, coordinates our school garden, assists with Performing Arts and manages the school yearbook.  


Rossana Marez

Amy Policarpio

Amy Policarpio

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Elementary Teacher

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

 

Amy Policarpio

Amy Policarpio

Amy Policarpio

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Para- Educator 

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

Annie Debnam

Pastor John Michael Barich

Pastor John Michael Barich

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Christian Education Teacher

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

Pastor John Michael Barich

Pastor John Michael Barich

Pastor John Michael Barich

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Senior Pastor of Glendale Lutheran Church