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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. 

2022-2023 Board Members:

Erin Conery, President

Annabel Clark, Secretary

Craig Jones, Treasurer

Dana Del Monte Townsend

Margaret Smith

Open positions:



Volunteer Coordinator

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2022-2023 Roxhill Teachers + Staff

Acting Principal – Ms. Susan Lorow

Office Assistant – Ms. Audrey Turpaud 

Admin Secretary – Ms. Christa Howsmon 

Nurse – Ms. Ann Perry 

School Counselor: Ms. Amber Smith 

Kindergarten - Mr. Mike Popelka and Ms. Nicole Fosnes 

First Grade – Ms. Kyoko Giedeman and Ms. Jennifer Gamache 

Second Grade – Ms. April Beal and Ms. Caitlin Green 

Third Grade – Mr. Matt Macdonald and Ms. Shawna Prynne 

Fourth Grade – Ms. Martie Binkow and Ms. Neysa Turner 

Fifth Grade – Mr. Ted Martin 

Art – Ms. Michelle Lehman 

Music – Ms. Caitlyn Bramble 

Library – Mr. Chris Robert 

PE – Mr. Daniel Cossette “Coach C” 

Special Education (Resource) – Mr. Matt Legacki and Mr. Francisco Perez (IA) 

Special Education (Distinct) – Mr. Mitch Ahmann and Ms. Ellen Ewald 

Special Education Instructional Assistants – Ms. Larisa Bestor, Ms. Jennifer Gavin Bonnici, Mr. Henry Newsom, Ms. Julie Small,  

Academic Intervention: Ms. Katarina Ferguson, Ms. Anna Leroueil, Ms. Elizabeth McNally 

Multi-lingual: Mr. Geoff Miller, Mr. Wilmer Gutama 

Speech Language Pathologist: Ms. Katie Silsby 

Occupational Therapist: Dr. Tammy Brockschmidt 

Psychologist: Dr. William Wood 

Recess/Lunch supervision: Ms. Katie Foss 

Custodian: Mr. Dong Mai, Mr. Hakeem Trotter 

What we've done in 2021/2022:

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 2021-2022 school year:

  • ~$15,000 in holiday and household support for Roxhill families.

  • ~$5,000 in direct support to teachers, used on classroom supplies and field trips.

  • ~$4,000 on COVID-19 supplies such as two-way radios and masks for students and teachers.

  • 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.

  • Backpacks for each 5th grader and a graduation party at Lincoln Park.

  • The down payment on a 3 night field trip to NatureBridge for next year’s 5th graders.

  • Teacher appreciation throughout the year: back-to-school breakfast, pizza parties, and RealFine coffee.

  • Interpretation services at monthly Community Meetings.

  • An awesome dance party with DJ Hero.

We are planning even more events and enrichment opportunities for students in 2022-2023. 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

Our Mission

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. 


Get Involved

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!

We Need Your Support Today!

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