Teachers

Deirdre Plaster
Teacher
Deirdre Plaster was born in Spokane, Washington and loves calling the Pacific Northwest home.  She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education with a minor in History. She has taught mathematics for over 25 years at all levels as a private educator for students with a wide range of learning abilities. This allowed her […]
Katharine Phelps
Teacher
Katharine was born in Puerto Rico, where her father was a visiting scholar at the University of Puerto Rico at the time, and then moved with her parents to Brazil and Lafayette, Indiana in the United States. Her two younger brothers came on board along the way, and when she was seven her family moved to Eswatini, a small country […]
Susan Shuford
Counselor
Susan Shuford is passionate about helping students nurture and grow their unique gifts and talents, work through personal challenges and fulfill their educational and career goals! Susan began her professional career as a Clinical Therapist, has been a Counselor and Director of Counseling at the university level, and for the last 12 years worked overseas as an International School Counselor […]
Andrea Hodgins
Accountant
Andrea Hodgins is happy to join Park Academy’s team as an accountant. Andrea received her accounting degree from Portland State University School of Business and has spent much of her career working as an accountant in the legal and manufacturing fields.  She started her career as co-administrator for a legal defense consortium in downtown Portland and, while taking evening classes […]
Rosemary Malouf
Rosemary Malouf
Director of Admission
Rosemary Malouf joined the Park Academy team as the Admissions Director in the fall of 2020 after a recent move to the Portland area. Rosemary attended Santa Clara University and majored in Liberal Studies with a minor in History.  With over 20 years of experience in the Independent School world, Rosemary brings a breadth of experience in the field of […]
Rebecca Gerringer
Rebecca Gerringer
Teacher
Rebecca Gerringer is in her 26th year in education. Previously, she has been a classroom teacher, a K – 1 Reading Interventionist, a K – 6 Instructional Math Coach, a district-level TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment) as an Instructional Coach to 3 elementary schools, a TAG (Talented and Gifted ) teacher and building level coordinator, and she has worked with […]
Rachel Greenough
Teacher
Rachel was born in Sitka, Alaska and moved to Oregon when she was three. Her family continued to spend summers on the boat in Southeast Alaska while her dad was part of the commercial salmon fishery. It was on that boat that Rachel learned to read, and spent hours engrossed in piles of books from the Sitka Public Library.    […]
Laura Meeuwsen
Laura Meeuwsen
Teacher
Laura Meeuwsen is an Oregon native. In fact, her family has roots in the Portland area dating back to the 1850’s. Laura loves the natural beauty of our state, and although she enjoys traveling to experience other places, her heart will always be in the Northwest. Laura’s parents were both elementary teachers and she loved spending time helping them in […]
Alisha Christiansen
Teacher
Alisha Christiansen brings her life-long love of teaching and learning to Park Academy. She enjoys working with students as they discover acting, voice and articulation, theatre appreciation, performance writing, directing, dramatic structure, and theatre history. She’s an active member of the Portland Playwrights (PDXP) and will be co-producing several short plays virtually with PDXP as part of the 2022 Fertile […]
Lucy Healey
Administrative Coordinator
Lucy Healey grew up in Portland, graduating from Central Catholic High School – Go Rams!  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Portland. She took many classes in education and discovered a passion for working with students in a classroom setting after volunteering as an educational assistant. Additionally, she has spent the past four summers working […]
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