Our Staff 

OCS maintains a high-quality team of support staff and coordinator positions. Coordinator positions are held by parents in exchange for reduced tuition. 

 
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AVREY
CUSHMAN

Upper Grades Teaching Assistant

Avrey moved to Washington state in 2012 from Northern California. She attended The Evergreen State College, where she took a little bit of everything but focused on environmental courses, cultural studies, and literature. She loves the PNW and spends her time hiking, swimming, mushroom hunting, reading, and gardening. She graduated from Western Governors University in June 2022 with a Master of Arts in Teaching for Elementary Education. She is so excited to put her knowledge to work! She loves being an educator and finding creative ways to deliver curriculum to students.

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." ~ Kifi Annan

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SALLY
ZABAVA

Kids Club, lunch monitor, and classroom support for Becky's Kindergarten Class.

Sally is a new Washingtonian transplanted from Texas. She attended Texas State University where she studied teaching, mathematics, and dance and received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Previous experience includes three years teaching math to middle schoolers, as well as teaching ballet to kids of all ages. Sally loves to bring her creativity and artistry into teaching, and her expertise lies in the areas of social-emotional learning, relationship building, and conflict resolution.

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RYLIE
MCCHESNEY

Lunch monitor, Kids Club & Enrichment.

Rylie has worked in childcare/schools for four years now and is excited to be at OCS this year! She is very passionate about teaching and watching students learn. Currently Rylie is working on getting her bachelors degree in early childhood education. Her family moved all the way to Washington State from Pennsylvania three years ago and she love exploring this new beautiful state.

 

"I love to be outside exploring, camping, and of course trying new foods with my little family."