Meet the Teachers!
Tracey Gilman has a Masters of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree both focusing on elementary education. She has over 15 years’ experience working in classrooms in preschool through grade 2. Most recently she taught at Academy Hill preschool in Redmond, a small multi- age classroom. She also has elementary classroom teaching experience working as a 1st grade teacher and as an instructional assistant assisting other teachers with math and reading instruction. Tracey’s favorite age to teach is the preschool years as she loves this age group’s curiosity and their eagerness to learn. She believes in supporting each child's educational growth by planning creative lessons that engage every child in a way that is meaningful to them and their individual learning styles. She believes in a strong partnership between teachers and parents that allows for communication and collaboration. She is an enthusiastic, creative educator who is looking forward to working with Summit families.
Lisa Lucarelli attended the University of Washington, with a focus on business and education. Her 11 years of experience as an Instructional Assistant and Early Childhood Educator, for both Public and Private schools, has contributed to her expertise as a Paraprofessional Educator. Lisa enjoys working with children of all capabilities and approaches teaching with a broad vision of learning that supports a life-long educational journey for each individual child. Lisa has a genuine passion for early childhood development, not just the academics but the social and creative growth that is waiting to be uncovered. Community is a core value for Lisa and as a Redmond resident for over 25 years, she is overjoyed to be joining the Summit Pathways team. Lisa is an active northwest soccer Mom, with over 12 years coaching experience with the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association. Whether in the classroom or on the field, Lisa believes it is a great privilege to have a meaningful impact and nurturing relationship with each child and looks forward to every new school year with excitement and passion.
Shandie Hensley graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Creative
Dance. Starting at the age of 12, she has been trained in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, and African dance. In her younger years, she took on the role of captain and co-choreographer of her high school’s dance team while also training at the Lake Chelan Centre for Dance and the Academy of Dance and Performing Arts in Wenatchee. After moving to Seattle over 7 years ago, managing for a large retail company, and finishing her AA at community colleges she finally applied at her dream college and pursued her life long passion for teaching dance. During Shandie's time at UW, she performed in the
musical production of Sweet Charity and the piece “Giddy Up” from the 2015 Dance Faculty Concert. She has taught creative movement, hip hop, fitness, and barre throughout the Seattle area from kids to adults and is excited to broaden her teaching career to the eastside. Allowing one to discover their true identity through movement, encouragement and challenges is what motivates Shandie as a teacher.