Preschool-5th & 7th Grade Spanish
I was born in Santa Monica, California. Although Spanish was my first language, I also grew up speaking English. Both of my parents are from El Salvador. We moved back to El Salvador when I was 16, where I lived for 10 years. I attended high school and college and taught English to Spanish-speaking students before moving back to the United States.
My beautiful daughters are 13 and 16 years old. For the last three years, I have been running half marathons and waking up very early in the morning (5:00am) to go for walks and runs in West Seattle with a group of friends, which is a great start to the day! I also love to cook gourmet dishes (all types of cuisines, but especially Latin American) and have friends over to enjoy.
I really enjoy teaching Spanish and preparing a variety of activities to keep the lessons interesting for the students. It is rewarding when students use their Spanish expertise outside of the classroom. When they greet me in Spanish, it is great to see the confidence they are building with the language.
Mrs. Sommerville has been working in education for over 20 years. She has a Master’s in Educational Technology, endorsements in Library, K-8 Elementary Education, Math, Reading and Technology. Her most recent work experience was at Fairwood Elementary School (Kent SD) as the Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist for a building wide one-student, one-computer (1:1) pilot program.
O.L.G. BAND PROGRAM
Exploration is the beginning of education! The study of instrumental music opens to an adventure of wonder, knowledge, appreciation and discovery!
Beginning and intermediate/advanced band is offered on a regular weekly basis during the school day. Kennedy Catholic High School provides the instruction under faculty member, Frances McKamey. Since 1984, hundreds of students have actively taken part in this program! The highlight of the academic year is the annual Band Festival. All the band members of the nine schools join forces with the Kennedy Band for a fun-filled evening of music at the high school in May. The Honor Band and a summer band camp are also additional opportunities for our young musicians! Eighth grade graduates entering Kennedy Catholic High School will find a smooth transition into the award winning high school band
Music Specialist Pre-K – 5
I love sharing music with people of all ages and I am happily humbled to be here at Guadalupe! Teaching is a true joy for me.
I bring a wide range of musical experience to the classroom. Some of my current and former musical endeavors are and have been:
Music Specialist at OLG School since 2010
Music Director of OLG Parish since 2003
Music Teacher and accompanist at Kennedy Catholic High School
Music Director and accompanist for several theatre companies around Seattle such as Burien Little Theatre, STAGEright Theatre, and Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Member of music groups such as The Starry Crowns, The Superchargers, and The Dickens Carolers.
Choir 6, 7, 8
Math Specialist/Technology 6-7-8
Hello everyone! I am excited for another year at OLG. I am beginning my 20th year at this wonderful school community. My educational background includes a B.S in Recreation from the University of Idaho and Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle University. My teaching position includes 6th – 8th grade math. I am also the technology coordinator for the school.
If you have a chance come check out the Math/Tech Lab; it is right across from the office.
Hello, I am the P.E. Specialist for Preschool through 8th Grade. This is my 14th year here at Guadalupe. Before coming here I was with the West Seattle YMCA for over 20 years, where I was the Health & P.E. Director. During those years I taught various fitness classes, gymnastics, Kids Gym and pre-natal classes. From 2001 to 2011 I also taught P.E. at St. Bernadette School.
My favorite things to do in my free time are sewing, (I have the greatest sewing room), walk with my dog and friends, read and sew some more. I also enjoy spending time at our cabin on Anderson Island. I have four children and the cutest granddaughter who is four.
I always loved P.E. as a child even though I certainly wasn’t the fastest or most agile. I did find a sport, gymnastics, and continued through high school. I hope to have our students here at Guadalupe loving P.E. days, finding some activity that they love doing and always searching for new activities and adventures I enjoy fitness challenges and I aim to impart the enjoyment and self-improvement to the students.
I look forward to an exciting year!