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Christopulos, Adam

Teacher-High School


I am new to Cleveland HS this year, joining the math department after 9 years at Rainier Beach HS. Prior to becoming a math teacher I practiced as a structural engineer for 5 years. I love to skateboard & snowboard, play soccer, and build/fix things out of wood and metal.

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As a parent of an Seattle Public Schools student, I know how hectic things are this year for students and families. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with and questions or concerns. 

My Class Schedule this year is:

Period 1/4: Algebra 2 (Block Class)

Period 2/5: Algebra 2 (Block Class)

Period 3/6: Prep Time

Period 7/8: Algebra 1 (Block Class)

Period 9/Advisory: 9th Grade Advisory

Clark, Dreena

Fiscal Specialist

Claus, Megan

Assistant Principal

Coughran, Andrew

Teacher-High School


Hello, I teach Humanities 11 (ethnic studies) and this will be year 10 at Cleveland. I have two young children and my wife is also an SPS teacher. I love all things Pacific Northwest.

Cristol, Sam

Teacher-High School


Hi! I'm Sam Cristol, and I teach 12th grade Humanities (Language Arts, Government, and Ethnic Studies). I will also be welcoming a 9th grade advisory this year. I joined the Cleveland staff in 2016 after receiving my Master's in Teaching from the University of Washington. As a product of Seattle Public Schools myself, I'm proud to serve our community and to get to work with the amazing seniors at CHS! I'm also a member of Cleveland's Racial Equity Team, advisor for the Literary Magazine, and a book nerd who loves playing drums, boxing, and spending time with my family. Ethnic Studies and anti-racism are at the center of my teaching practice.

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The shift to distance learning is challenging for all of us--students, families, and educators--and it is essential that we stay connected. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at if you have any questions about your student's progress in my class, or if you just want to check in. Looking forward to connecting with you!

Note: I use they/them pronouns, and students refer to me as "Mx. Cristol" (pronounced "mix"). (Click the embedded links for more information on these terms!)

Here's my schedule for the 2020-21 school year:

1st/2nd Period: Humanities 12

3rd/4th Period: PREP

5th/6th Period: Humanities 12, co-taught with Mr. Laude

7th/8th Period: Humanities 12

ADVISORY: 9th grade

Cyprian, Ra’Layzia

Instructional Assistant


Hi! My name is Ra'Layzia (kind of like Malaysia, but with an R). I prefer to be called Ms. Ray. I have been at Cleveland for 1 year! I'm excited for many more years to come. I look forward to meeting all the new faces this year and helping navigate you to the right resources you need to be successful this school year!

Davis, Rickey

School Security Specialist

Dollente, Maridith

Bilingual Instr Asst -203/7

Domondon, Beth

Assistant Secretary

Donohoe, Joseph

Teacher - AP Biology & Biomedical Science


Hi! I'm Joe Donohoe. I teach the 10th grade Biomedical Science class for students in SOLS and AP Biology. I got my BS in General Biology from UW, where I minored in Marine Biology and spent a few years after graduation researching fisheries science (save our salmon!). I then went back to UW to get a Master's in Teaching with a specialty in science education.

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I know that distance learning and the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism are very stressful, so PLEASE feel free to email me, text me on remind, or leave me voicemails as much as you want! I love to hear from students and families, and it really helps me to know more about where my students come from, what they want to learn, and where they want to go!

There is no such thing as too much communication, so I'd love to hear from you, even if it's just an email to say hello!

Finch, Hakim

Special Education Asst/ISE - 203/7

Gandy, Robert

Teacher-High School


I enjoy teaching World History, and I love exploring the rich stories of the great civilizations of Africa, Asia, and South America. In my class, we read primarily the literature of diverse authors writing about important social issues our country faces today. I was born and raised in Louisiana, but moved to Seattle to attend college. I was a History major at the University of Washington, and then later earned my Master in Teaching degree at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. In my time away from school I love traveling around the world, including places such as India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Guatemala.

Garcia, Natalie

12th Grade IEP Case Manager


(she/ her)

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  • Co-Teach Algebra 1 & Bridge to College Math
  • Special Education Department Head
  • Member of Building Leadership Team
  • Member of Racial Equity Team

Follow me on IG! @yahomielopez

Text me on the Remind App! --> Send a text to 81010 with the message @lolo21

Gard, Sharon

Physical Education & Health Teacher

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Please email if you have questions, as the school phone number does not forward messages at this time. 

Gary, Chevas

Youth Services Assistant

Goldman-Kirst, Martin

Teacher-High School


I am a math teacher at Cleveland STEM High School. This year I am teaching both AP Calculus and Pre-Calculus. This is my 3rd year teaching AP Calculus and 5th year teaching Pre-Calculus.

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Class Schedule (all year):

1st/2nd: AP Calculus

3rd: Pre-Calculus

4th: PREP

5th/6th: AP Calculus

7th: PREP

8th: Pre-Calculus