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Baker, Alex

Ashley Bakker

Bakker, Ashley

2nd Grade Teacher

Ms. Bakker has been teaching 2nd grade at Lawton since 2014. She received her M.A. in Education from Antioch University Seattle and her B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington. She taught third grade in the Kent School District for two years before coming to Lawton.

Ms. Bakker loves playing board games, spending time with her dog Ginger, and eating good food with good friends.

Barry, Erica

Counselor & 504 Building Coordinator

*Viewlands hours: Mondays, Thursdays, alternate Wednesdays*

I started working at Viewlands in 2021 and am thrilled to continue on again this year! I feel lucky to work with this amazing community of staff, students and families. As a half-time counselor, I work one-on-one with students who need extra support, run small groups, and teach classroom lessons on problem solving and SEL (social-emotional learning). I serve all students at the school and any student can contact me to check-in as needed. Feel free to contact me by email with any questions or concerns you have about your student!

Calhoun, Jessica

School Nurse

Candelario-Hills, Lilli

Math Tutor and Playground Supervisor
Heather Cartner

Cartner, Heather

Special Education Teacher

Heather joined the Lawton community in 2018 supporting special education students as a paraeducator. She completed her teaching certificate in 2021 and was lucky enough to be offered a teaching position on Lawton’s Special Education team.

Teaching is a career change for Heather, she completed a BA in History and a Master of Library and Information Studies in New Zealand, where she grew up, and has previously worked in academic, law, and medical libraries in both New Zealand and Australia. Heather and her family moved to Seattle in 2014 and while volunteering at her kids’ schools Heather reignited an interest in teaching and supporting students.

When not at school, Heather can be found reading, playing computer games, gardening, and spending time with her loud and geeky family.

Jeong Chi

Chi, Jeong

Instrumental Music Teacher

2023-24 Schedule


  • AM: Magnolia
  • PM: Lawton


  • AM: View Ridge
  • PM: Orca K-8


  • Decatur 206-252-3230 (p) ; 206-252-3231 (f)


  • Loyal Heights


  • AM: Lafayette
  • PM: Coe

About Jeong Chi

I'm delighted to go on this

J-ourney of learning with
E-veryone who comes to my classroom. We will
O-vercome challenges and
N-ever give up until this world
G-ets better because of you and me!

Education: MEd San Jose State University / BA Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Erica Collis

Collis, Erica

5th Grade Teacher
Richard Conner

Conner, Richard

1st Grade Teacher

Rich has been teaching at Lawton since 1994. He is a graduate of the University of Washington in Business Administration and Education.

He has two children that have both graduated from Lawton. He enjoys playing sports with friends, playing guitar in a band and going to Husky basketball games.

Barbara Dannenbring

Dannenbring, Barbara

Teacher/Bilingual BS
Dina Clagg

Clagg, Dina

Kathlene Dominguez

Dominguez, Kathlene

Kindergarten Teacher
Audra Gallegos

Gallegos, Audra


Audra has worked in education for fifteen years as a teacher and librarian. She has degrees in English and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado, and completed the School Library endorsement program at the UW.

In her spare time, Audra loves to read (of course), cook, snowboard, and take trips with her family in their camper van.

Annette Godon

Godon, Annette

Office Assistant

Annette Godon joined Lawton Elementary in 2011. Prior to coming to Lawton, she worked at the district office as well as almost every school within the district as a clerical substitute. Annette has two children who have graduated college.  Both attended SPS from Kindergarten through High School.

Ms. Godon has a degree in Marketing and worked within the industry before her kids were born. She is currently very happy with her second career supporting students, family and staff within the educational environment. You might see Ms. Godon and her husband walking through the neighborhood. Make sure to wave!

Gonzalez, Jeanne

Instructional Assistant
Renee Hafzalla

Hafzalla, Renee

3rd Grade Teacher

Renee joined Lawton in the 2014. Prior to coming to Lawton, Renee interned at Arbor Heights Elementary in West Seattle, and completed her Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. She received her B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Washington , where she studied abroad three times in Egypt, Morocco, and China.

As a native born and raised in Seattle, she loves it here…rain and all! Renee enjoys trying out new recipes and restaurants, as well as traveling anywhere that will lend itself to a view of the water.

Drue Hawrylak

Hawrylak, Drue

Special Education Teacher

Hill, Jennifer

Abby Kinder

Kinder, Abby

Music Teacher