Board of Directors: 21/22
President: Kim Kertson
Kim came to Evergreen in the Fall of 2019. Before serving as the current president, she was the OPT Secretary. She and her husband, Brad, reside in Woodinville with their three children; Tucker (3rd), Bentley (K) and Nash (2 yo.) Kim is local to the area and her parents live just minutes from Evergreen in the house she grew up in. A graduate of Washington State University in 2003, Kim spent time in Event Planning and Website Marketing and Development before seeking her Master's in Early Childhood Education and finding her way into the classroom as a 5th grade teacher in public school. Her career as a teacher was short lived as she "retired" to start a family.
Kim is an avid reader, loves to travel to sunny places and is always up for an adventure. She is passionate about education and the important role that social and emotional development play in the success of our children. Joining the Evergreen Academy family has been a true blessing to her entire family and she looks forward to many years as an Eagle!
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Vice President Family Engagement: Stephanie Weymouth
Mom to fourth graders, Jake and Jordan, Stephanie resides in Woodinville with their black lab, Dakota. When not working in Human Resources, this active and outdoor loving mom of two can be found dirt biking, racing hydroplanes and cheering on the Cougs and Seahawks with her family.
Stephanie and her family found Evergreen Academy in the Fall of 2020 after hearing amazing things from current families and seeking a in-person educational experience. As a former PTA Event Coordinator and active volunteer in her community, Stephanie quickly acquainted herself with the OPT and dove right into volunteering - and led an Staff Appreciation Week in the Spring of 2021.
Stephanie looks forward to putting some "normality" back into student lives and wants to help make Evergreen Academy OPT events something everyone wants to take part in. While Maui holds a special place in her heart, this travel (and pasta!) loving mama dreams of taking her family to Italy where she spent an year of college studying.
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To build a strong sense of community among all Evergreen families by working together with Evergreen Academy’s teachers and staff to enrich our children’s education.
Evergreen Academy, originally named Montessori House was founded in 1977 by Krista McKee. The OPT House was the home of Krista and family until the home was sold to Evergreen Academy's parent company in 2018. The house is used by OPT to gather as a community, store materials and houses the Uniform Store.
Vice President Fundraising: Julia Kulyk
Serving a second term as Vice President of Fundraising, Julia, mother to Sophia (2nd grade) and wife to Sergey, was drawn to Evergreen for it's sense of community. Since the start of kindergarten, Julia has watched her shy daughter blossom and make many friends as an Evergreen Eagle.
Active in the Russian community through events and fundraising, Julia found herself in the fundraising role on the OPT Board of Director's in 2020. When not working in Human Resources or volunteering, Julia can be found creating resin and laser cut wood art, cheering on the Edmonton Ollers, enjoying sushi and dreaming of diving in Micronasia.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, Julia has lived in New York, among many other places and now she, Sergey, and Sophia (and their two cats - Yasha and Bridget) reside in Mill Creek. Julia looks forward to a successful year of fundraising so that our OPT can continue to support and provide everything necessary to support our students' success!
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Secretary: Emily Sinclair Garnish
Emily and her family, Jamie (husband), Sinclair (daughter/5th grade) and Pippin (beloved dog) reside in Kirkland. Their family joined the Evergreen Family in the fall of 2020 and fell in love with the inclusivity, diversity, expressed values, focus on community and integrated curriculum. Emily, a Mental Health Therapist by trade, previously served as the Treasurer for Sandburg Elementary. In addition she has been involved in the Junior League of Seattle and a classroom volunteer for years.
Her hobbies include, reading, skiing, walking, cooking, e-biking, enjoying friends and family, watching her daughter dance and just recently started playing pickle ball (which she loves!) This Fall Emily and her daughter will be taking vice lessons together and hope to check off a bucket list item of singing a duet with Sinclair on video or stage! Emily looks forward to contributing time and ideas to the OPT that support a strong, connected academic community and created relationships.
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Treasurer: Doug Mangini
Doug, father to 2nd grader Sabrina, is serving his second term as the OPT Treasurer. He is no stranger to managing finances as he has volunteered in the role as Treasurer for his HOA the past 10 years. When not volunteering his time, he works as a Senior Test Engineer at Google and enjoys the company of his family; wife Ren'ee, daughter Sabrina and Bear, their Newfoundland dog.
An adventurous spirit has led Doug to many locations, including the Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza, in Yucatan, Mexico. He hopes to continue his international adventures by exploring Africa and staying at the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya in addition to visiting Machu Picchu, Peru. While his adventures have taken him far from home, his love of outdoors is local as well. You can find Doug enjoying activities such as running, camping, hiking and boating - especially sail boating!
Doug's love of Evergreen and focus on creating a clean, simple, accounting system for the OPT is a true asset to the Evergreen Community.
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Principal: Amy Morey
Our fearless leader is now in her 20th year in Education and has been at Evergreen Academy for 7 of those years - entering her second year as Principal. This sea-salt caramel, Virginia haling, Hokie fan, resides in Woodinville with her husband (Rex), two children (Payton -3rd & Cooper - preschool) and dog, Abbey. In her spare time she can be found reading, easting Mexican food, visiting the Olympic Peninsula, enjoying time with her kids and playing lawn games (cornhole anyone?!)
Not only has Amy been a teacher and principal at Evergreen Academy but she has led numerous initiatives and committees as she strives for excellence in Education. Her commitment to volunteerism is apparent in her work as the Blood Drive Chari in college, as a member of Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity), participation in Service Projects with the Virginia Tech Alumni and an ever present volunteer in her children's classrooms.
While serving on the Board of Directors for the OPT, Amy hopes to make an impact through her support of current programs as well as the creation of new ones. She desires Evergreen Academy to be a warm landing place for families, where they know their child is receiving a wonderful foundation for the years ahead.
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