Raised in Seattle, Blue first came to Morningside as a student in 1982. She returned as a parent in 2008, and returned once again in 2016 as Director of Development!
After working in the international shipping industry, Blue moved on to become a stay at home Mother. She has always enjoyed volunteering and helping in her community. Several years ago, Blue went from volunteering to working for nonprofits. She is now honored to have the opportunity to bring her expertise to Morningside.
Blue invites Morningside families and alumni to join us to continue to build our fabulous community! Her job is to fund the needs of the school, but can’t do it without you. Together, we can build community and have a lot of fun doing it. Blue looks forward to getting to know you and your children!
Director of Operations
Jen joined Morningside in February 2018. Although not a part of the teaching side, she enjoys very much working daily with the students at lunch/recess & in day-to-day operations. Jen grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL (go Cubs!), and got her BA in English from the University of Iowa. She moved to Seattle over 10 years ago and considers it home now. Since moving here, Jen has worked in Property Management and Operations. In free time, Jen believes in activism and volunteerism, and is involved in local groups helping the homeless. As well, she's a member of the Seattle King County NAACP and the Seattle Perugia Sister City Association, the latter a local Italian non-profit club. She is still plucking away at the guitar from time to time, and lists scary movies & comedies as her favorites.
Julianne just finished her first full year at Morningside Academy as Administrative Coordinator. Born and raised in the PNW, Julianne received a Bachelors degree in both Sociology and Pre-Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. She has been working with children for over 10 years as a swim instructor, ballet teacher, Pipeline Project tutor, and eventually in physical therapy. Before joining Morningside she was a physical therapy aide, gaining experience in assisting people of all ages with their rehabilitative needs. Currently, she is focusing her career goals toward counseling and school psychology. When she’s not at Morningside, Julianne spends most of her time on the water and at the beach, swimming, kayaking, or reading a good book.
Director of Admissions
Martha joined the Morningside team as Director of Admissions in December 2018. She grew up in Texas and attended the University of North Texas where she received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Behavior Analysis. During her graduate studies, Martha was a classroom instructor for an undergraduate course in behavior analysis. Since obtaining her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential in 2012, the focus of her work has included parent training, serving at-risk populations, staff training and strengthening her operational skills in the context of behavior analytic service delivery. Her memberships are in the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Outside of work, Martha likes to spend time with friends and family. If that quality time includes some BBQ and a bonfire, all the better!
Director of Technology
Robert joined Morningside Academy in February, 2018 as the Director of Technology. Although Robert has been with Morningside Academy for only a short time, his association with the academy, and with Kent and Joanne, goes back almost 20 years! Robert joined Headsprout as the Network Administrator in 2001 where he got to know Kent, Joanne, and Morningside Academy as well, since the academy was piloting Headsprout’s superlative reading solutions at the time. Outside of work, Robert enjoys reading and spending time with his wife, and dog, Sequoia. He is also a hobbyist developer, focusing on iOS apps and Alexa skills.