Friends of Roxhill Elementary, also known as FORE, is our school’s parent/teacher organization (PTO). We are parents, community members and teachers who work together to support the education and enrichment of our multicultural public school.
From building the school playground, to raising money to get groceries to our families in need, to planning fun after-school events and growing vegetables in the school garden, we love our community and work to do everything we can to make our school the best it can be and give our kids great experiences.
Come join us! All are welcome and interpretation services are available.
2023-2024 Board Members:
Erin Conery, President
Norma Avalos-Colameo, Vice-President
Margaret Smith, Secretary
Pamela Malcolm, Treasurer
Dana Del Monte Townsend
Open positions for 2023-2024:
Email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
2023-2024 Roxhill Teachers + Staff
Principal: Susan Lorow
Admin Secretary: Christa Howsmon
Office Assistant: Christy Puddock
School Nurse: Ann Perry
School Counselor: Amber Smith
Kindergarten: Mike Popelka, Nicole Fosnes + Anna Leroueil
First Grade: Kyoko Giedeman and Margaret Gamache
Second Grade: April Beal and Caitlin Green
Third Grade: Matt Macdonald and Neysa Turner
Fourth Grade: Ted Martin
Fourth/Fifth Grade: Martie Binkow
Fifth Grade: Shawna Prynne
Special Education (Distinct): Mitch Ahmann and Ellen Ewald
Special Education I.A.'s: Jennifer Garvin-Bonnici, Francisco Perez-Bonilla, Larisa Bestor, Henry Newsom III
Librarian: Chris Robert
Art Teacher: Michelle Lehman
PE Teacher: Daniel Cossette “Coach C”
Music Teacher: Lane Juntunen
Instrumental Music Teacher: William Chance
Special Education Resource Teacher: Matt Legacki
Special Education Resource I.A.: Sydney Franklin
Bilingual Teacher: Geoff Miller
Spanish I.A.s: Maria Rojas and Sandra Bracamontes
Academic Intervention: Katarina Ferguson and Elizabeth McNally
TIPPS Tutors: Sue Okerson and Paris Bonacum
Psychologist: Dr. William Wood
Occupational Therapists: Dr. Tammy Brockschmidt and Rachel Seligman
Physical Therapist: Heidi Mills
Speech Language Pathologist: Kate Silsby
Satterberg Coach: Emily Kugisaki
Tech: Ben Yuen
Lunchroom Manager: Latricia Ballard
Lunchroom Assistant: Nina Burton
Lunch/ Recess supervision: Katie Foss
Custodians: Dong Mai and Hakeem Trotter
Head Start Area Supervisor: Jeanette Guillen
Family Service Provider: Lyall (Elizabeth) Browning
Teachers: Grace Ward and Kamie Esborg
Teaching Assistants: Angela Burgess, Delia Sebastian, Zora Habib and Celine McCormick
Health Care Coordinator: Fardosa Warfa
Mental Health Therapist: Brettyn Gibson
Nurse Practitioner: Mitzi Laney, ARNP
What we accomplished in the 2022-2023 school year:
Friends of Roxhill Elementary raises funds to support our school, community, and students in a variety of ways. Thank you to our generous donors for making all of this possible in the 2022-2023 school year:
~$10,000 in holiday and household support for Roxhill families.
~$5,000 in direct support to teachers, used on classroom supplies and field trips.
Volunteer-led work parties and classes in the Roxhill Learning Garden.
Yearbooks for all students and staff.
Roxhill T-shirts for all students and staff.
Monthly park meetups at Roxhill Park.
The down payment on a 4 night field trip to NatureBridge for next year’s 5th graders.
Teacher appreciation throughout the year: staff support and supplies during the strike, pizza parties, and RealFine coffee.
Interpretation services at monthly Community Meetings.
A movie night, skate night and an awesome block party with DJ Hero.
School outings to see the Mariners and the Sounders.
We are planning even more events and enrichment opportunities for students in 2023-2024. We can do these things through generous donations from Roxhill’s parents, friends, and community. Thank you!
"This is the school you want your child to attend!"
- Roxhill Parent / Guardian
We support the education and enrichment of our multicultural public school in Seattle.
Our nonprofit is focused on building equity for students through fundraising, community building and other projects important for our kids' school success.
There are many different ways you can help and have your voice heard. From joining a general meeting, committee, or volunteering for specific projects, you can make a difference!