Faculty & Staff Updates

Annie Wright Schools' faculty and staff commit themselves to students and their families, providing and supporting our exceptional programs and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. Check back for monthly updates.

Mid-Year New Hires for 2020-2021

Sarah Griot joined AWS as the Assistant School Nurse in September. Originally a Kindergarten teacher in the Seattle area, Sarah felt that pediatric nursing was her true calling. After graduating from Seattle University’s College of Nursing, she worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital and then at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Now at Annie Wright, Sarah feels working as a school nurse is the perfect blend of her experience as both an elementary teacher and a pediatric nurse. 
Kendra McNaughton joined AWS in January as the new Preschool 4-5 Teacher. She is pursuing an Early Childhood Education degree at Clover Park Technical College and has seven years experience working in the field. She served four years at The Muse Preschool, a Reggio Emilia inspired program, in Tacoma where she taught 2- & 3-year-olds. She also spent time at Federal Way Public Schools with 4- & 5-year-olds. Kendra is passionate about meeting each child at their individual need and believes that children learn best through play and exploration in their natural environment.
Natalya Morozova joined AWS in January as Lower School Teaching Assistant Preschool 4-5 in the new classroom that opens on the 19th. After earning an associate degree in Early Childhood Education in Russia, she has worked with children ages 4-6 for five years at Tacoma Public Schools. Natalya considers herself a positive person and enjoys sharing her positivity with others. She also loves working with kids because they are so curious and ask a lot of questions.

Faculty & Staff News

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April 6, 2021: Director of Upper School for Girls Eireann Corrigan publishes her eighth book. Learn more

March 2021: Coach Nate Jones has been named Nisqually League Tennis Coach of the Year. Learn more.

February 24, 2021: AWSPA launches Endeavor Grants program to fund faculty & staff learning. Learn more

February 18, 2021: Annie Katica Green has been appointed to serve in the new Director of Arts role, starting July 1, 2021. Learn more

January 13, 2021: Jeremy Stubbs has been appointed Director of Upper School for Boys, starting July 1, 2021.  Learn more.

December 18, 2020: Alicia Mathurin has been selected to receive the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Lifetime Service Award by Tacoma’s City Events and Recognitions Committee. Learn more.

September 24, 2020: Rex Bates has been named Director of International Advancement. Learn more.

September 21, 2020: Alicia Mathurin has been appointed to a new role, Director of Community Engagement. Learn more.

September 14, 2020: Grace Finch has been promoted to Director of Development and now serves on Annie Wright's Senior Leadership Team. Learn more.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.