2012 -2013 CLC Instructors
Lanie Bergin’s hometown is in New York where she studied dance, theatre and taught creative arts classes to grades Pre-k through 12th. She is a teacher & performer since 1986. Lanie moved to Portland OR in 2006, and she is a teacher & performer of Expressive Arts Dance in Portland. She has taught for PPS–after school programs for the past five years and has developed her own Expressive Arts curriculum-implementing the philosophy/practices of Howard Gardner and Reggio Emillio. She is a certified yoga teacher, guiding both private and group practices in Portland. She is candidate in Expressive Arts Education/Therapy & CDA candidate in EarlyChildhood Development; she plans to open her own pre-school in Portland. Lanie teaches various body-mind integration workshops for adults throughout Portland. www.laniebergin.com and email to get on her mailing list: email@example.com
Gail Burak is one of our third grade teachers at Capitol Hill Elementary. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in Portland. Gail grew up in Raleigh Hills, the youngest of a big family. Gail attended St. Cecilia in Beaverton, then St. Mary's Academy in Portland, before going off to the U of O for college. Gail is married to Peter Burak. They have one daughter, Josie and a dog, Belle. Gail enjoys skiing in the winter and beach camping trips during the summer.
Andy Fronk is a para-educator at Capitol Hill and the kids love his Basketball and Fun and Games Classes!
Rebecca Johnson has been leading C.L.C. classes after school for most of her 11 years as a classroom teacher here at Capitol Hill. She likes to share her various interests with the students and loves when they respond with their own creative versions of a project. Rebecca has taught ceramics, jewelry making and more recently Lego Projects and All About Dolls.
Kevin Jones has lived in the southwest Portland area his whole life and comes from a family with a big background in education. He started working in education back in 2006 as an instructional assistant in the Beaverton School District and 1st grade leader for ExAcademy. Kevin is a para-educator assistant in the communication behavior room here at Capitol Hill. Every day Kevin looks forward to helping students with autism and learning disabilities. Kevin enjoys teaching kids not only academics but social skills and behavior skills as well. This is his fourth year as a CLC instructor and fifth as an Ex Academy substitute. Outside of work he enjoys northwest sports of any kind and getting out in the great Oregon outdoors.
Shoshanna Krall is a native of Portland. She holds an Oregon teaching license (K-8) and a certificate in Garden Education. In her spare time, Shoshanna writes, plays music, and works as an Urban Watershed Mentor, helping homeowners rid their land of invasive plants and restore native ecosystems. Shoshanna and her husband, Daniel, share their Portland home with three chickens and a wild pair of backyard nuthatches.
Meghean Major moved to Portland two years ago to culinary school andfell in love with the foodie capital of the world. As a mother of a ten year old, she believes that healthy eating is very important for children but they also need to like the food. When children are involved in making the food, they are much more open to trying new things.
Jeanne Morehouse, a CH parent, graduated in 1993 from University of Portland with a B.A. in Elementary Education and did her student teaching in PPS. She has taught K-3 in a variety of districts, including Sherwood, North Clackamas, and Beaverton. Currently she teaches Preschool in SW Portland.
Brandon Read is a former Capitol Hill student and is currently teaching Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh classes.
Jim Stultz taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades from 1984-2006. He has been a PE instructor for the past six years. He teaches PE half time at both Capitol Hill and Woodmere Elementary Schools. Jim has also been a varsity volleyball coach for 28 years. He currently coaches at Clackamas High School. He played baseball and soccer in college. Jim is married to Laura Stultz, an ELD teacher in the North Clackamas District. They have two children, Caleb (20) and Hannah (17).
Miss Sullivan is the Secretary and Computer lab teacher has taught many different CLC class at Capitol Hill, including painting, sewing and tap.