4th Grade Teacheramleache@seattleschools.org
Work Hard; Play Hard; Love Fully; Laugh Often; Smile Always. Teaching is a joy! I am excited and thrilled to be working at Lawton Elementary School. Everyday is an opportunity to grow, learn, and love.
1st Grade Teachermlmatzner@seattleschools.org
Michael has been teaching at Lawton since 1989. Michael grew up in Philadelphia and holds a degree in English Literature from Temple University and teaching credentials from Pacific Oaks College in California. His interests are reading, music, cinema, sports, and spending time with his family.
Tracy has a Bachelors in Fine Arts from New York University and a Masters in Teaching from Heritage College. She worked as a Montessori Instructional Assistant at Graham Hill Elementary from 1994-2000 and joined Lawton in 2002. Tracy has taught drama and theater production since 1991. She regularly swims and likes to spend time outdoors. Tracy enjoys time with her two grown children who still genuinely enjoy her company.
2nd Grade Teacherkanoel@seattleschools.org
Eric has been teaching PE at Lawton since 2021. His goal is to help each student build confidence, develop skills, learn fitness concepts, and have fun through physical activity. Eric’s favorite physical activities include biking, soccer, and pickleball.
3rd Grade Teacherkksoccorsy@seattleschools.org
Kelli has been working at Lawton since 2015. She has a Bachelors in elementary and special education from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in curriculum and instruction from Seattle U. When not at Lawton, Kelli is outside enjoying the wonders of the PNW! Kelli spends her time camping, paddle boarding, hiking, gardening, and skiing. If it is outdoors, she is interested!
Special Education Assistantgestevenson@seattleschools.org
5th Grade Teacherayswartzman@seattleschools.org
As an educator, Aaron believes in practices that promote thoughtfulness, perseverance, questioning, problem solving, and enthusiasm for learning. He brings a strong understanding of the neurological importance of the body in learning, a belief in the power of curiosity, and a commitment to social justice and environmental literacy to his teaching practice. Ongoing interests include Capoeira Angola, improvisational performance, neuroscience, permaculture, and his son Kaveh.
3rd Grade Teachertlwong@seattleschools.org
Tessie has been teaching since 1988. She taught at John Muir Elementary and Orca Elementary, and has been at Lawton since 1997. Tessie received her degree in Psychology and her teaching credentials from the University of Washington. She enjoys seeing Broadway shows, hanging out with friends, coordinating weddings, traveling, and spending time with her daughters, Keira and Courtney.
2nd Grade Teacherjlwyman@seattleschools.org
Jeni has been teaching at Lawton since 2009. She graduated from Gonzaga University with her teaching credentials and has since gone on to earn a M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction and National Board Teacher Certification. When she is away from the classroom her interests include hanging out with her husband and son Golden, being a cat lady to her two kitties Chuck & Chili, singing karaoke, rollerskating, taking long walks and traveling to new places.