Teacher, 4th Grade Humanities
Christi Taylor received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Central Washington University, and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Grand Canyon University. She is certified in Elementary Education, English, and Special Education. Teaching since 1995, Christi is passionate about the community at CHA and enjoys getting to know the families and watching their children grow. Christi has a beautiful little girl named Caroline and is experiencing the joys and challenges associated with being a parent. She also enjoys reading, camping, traveling, gardening, cooking, and playing outside with her yellow lab.
Sonali has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from India and has worked for 2 years in kindergarten schools before moving to the US. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Teaching at City University of Seattle which broadened her knowledge and gave her an opportunity to learn the differences in the education system between India and US. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.
Ruth Villasenor was born and raised in Southern California but moved to Woodinville, WA with her husband in 2013. Ruth graduated from California Baptist University with a Masters and Teaching Credentials in Education. Ruth enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family. She also enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and dancing.
Teacher, 3rd Grade Math
Natasha grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Arizona. While in Tucson, she earned her undergrad degree in Political Science and her graduate degree in Secondary Education. After teaching for four years in Arizona, she moved to Seattle. After moving to the Seattle area she worked as a substitute teacher for the Bellevue and Seattle School Districts and joined CHA in 2013. When not working with students, Natasha enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.
Teacher, 3rd Grade
Originally from Southern California, Tiffany moved to Seattle in the summer of 2009. She has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. When not in the classroom, Tiffany enjoys reading, riding her bike, cooking, and traveling with her husband.
Teacher, 1st Grade
Raven joined the CHA first grade team in 2017. She graduated from Florida State University’s Early Childhood Education program in 2016 with two endorsements in Reading and ESOL, and her favorite subject to teach is literacy. She loves to collect heartfelt children’s books to study with her class, and focuses on teaching empathy and fostering kindness in the classroom. In her spare time you’ll find her reading, hanging out with her tortoise, and traveling the Pacific Northwest with her friends!
Substitute Instructional Assistant
Jaynie is a native to the Pacific Northwest and graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in June of 2016. Through her professional experience, she has developed a desire to give back to the community. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, exploring the mountains, running, cooking, and traveling.