Dartmoor School employs a phenomenal group of individuals who understand the unique setting of personalized education. Our educators have experience in working with students who have unique and often highly complex profiles, including ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), behavioral or psychological issues, and other co-occurring learning challenges. Educational staff hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in their area of expertise, and, regardless of their roles, combine enthusiasm for learning with dedication to the individual needs of our diverse population of students.
Jeffrey D. Woolley - President
Mr. Woolley rejoins Dartmoor School after working at international schools in Spain and Turkey. He previously served as Head of Dartmoor School and taught at Seattle University. Mr. Woolley believes all students have the desire and capacity to learn and that our role as educators is to provide the right level of support and challenge to ensure students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. He holds a BA in English from Seattle University, an MA in Renaissance and Romantic Literature from the University of Liverpool, and an MIT from Western Washington University.
Liz Vanderburg- Special Ed. Coordinator
Liz comes to us with rich professional and academic experience.
Liz is a highly qualified and experienced educator. Liz holds a Bachelor's in Psychology, a Master's in English, and a Master's in Counseling. In addition, Liz is currently working on her PhD in Educational Diagnostics.
Liz has worked in a variety of settings in a variety of roles ranging from English to Special Education teacher to Counselor. She also served in the United States Air Force and worked for NASA.
Kim Estes - Director of ADmissions & Marketing
Kim comes to Dartmoor with a 20 year background in training, parent education and child advocacy. As our admissions director, she is the main point of contact for parents who are inquiring about a different kind of school for their child. As a parent Kim understands that one size does not fit all and how important it is to find an education that fits your child's needs. Kim attended Pima College and is a graduate of Leadership Eastside.
Jeff LaPointe - DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS OPERATIONS
Mr. LaPointe has a Bachelor’s in secondary education (grades 7-12) from the University of Toledo (OH), as well as a degree in integrated social studies from the same University. Jeff joined Dartmoor in 2006 and immediately felt in sync with its model and teaching methods. Jeff believes that children thrive when they are respected, inspired, and heard.
Josh Koczman - Bothell Campus Manager
Joshua has a Bachelor's in Philosophy and English from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI. He has presented at regional and international philosophy conferences and published poems and short stories. Joshua was an assistant teacher for four years with the Rutgers University Cooperative Extension in Monmouth County. He joined Dartmoor in 2017.
rachel holston - Bellevue Campus Manager
Rachel Holston has a Bachelor’s in Youth Ministry from Northwest Nazarene University, as well as a TESL certification from Oxford Seminars. Rachel joined Dartmoor in 2017 while taking courses in biology and anatomy at Bellevue College. Rachel knows that every student is unique, and she believes that personalized instruction is vital for helping each student reach their potential. Rachel spends her free time volunteering with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Duane Bishop - Seattle Campus Manager
Mr. Bishop graduated from Roanoke College, Virginia, with a Bachelor's in Art History. After working in public education, Duane moved to Seattle and began teaching at Dartmoor School. He currently manages the Seattle Campus and teaches Humanities courses. Duane has the following education philosophy: Our responsibility to all of our students is to set them up for academic success, through support, patience, and motivation. Duane is also a musician and teaches guitar, bass, and piano at a local music store.
ERIN RAUSCH VanHOUTEN - ISSAQUAH Campus Manager
Erin completed his B.S. in mathematics at the University of Alaska Southeast and is nearing completion of his Masters in mathematics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He joined the Dartmoor team in the summer of 2017. He also has extensive experience as a mathematics tutor and has worked as a para-educator. Erin enjoys having the opportunity to work 1-on-1 with students and being able to tailor the course to the student’s needs.