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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. 

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

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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