Main Office Phone


Email Addresses

Physical Address

The physical address of the SOTA Main Office is 302 S. 9th Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Mailing Address

To send mail to SOTA, please use the mailing address as any mail sent to the physical address will be returned to sender.  The mailing address is PO BOX 1357 Tacoma, WA 98401


We'd like to hear from you

  1. The best place to start is your classroom teacher. Find contact information in the staff directory.
  2. For additional support or information contact your counselor or school principal. 
  3. For district programs and supports, contact our district office.

Staff List

Name Email Phone Position
King, Bliss 253.571.7915 Co-Director
Bellessa, Aaron 253.571.7905 Co-Director
Ketler, Jon 253.571.7906


Brown, Abbie 253.571.7903 Instructional Coach
Primas, Steve 253.571.7919 Social Worker
Howell, Greg 253.571.7986 School Psychologist

Taliloa, Jake   Community Security Officer
Gallerson, Kojuan   Community Security Officer
Ells, Joyce 253.571.7931 Nurse
Smith, Amber

253.571.7913 Office Manager
Murray-Phillips, Ramona   Budget Technician
Kennedy-Horta, Amber 253.571.7997

Scheduling Secretary

Villalpando, Jordan


College Counselor/
Humanities Teacher

Wilder, Hailey   COVID Support
Boyce, Kevin    Humanities teacher
Blake, Anthony 253.571.7925 Science Teacher
Brastad, Adam 253.571.7918 Math Teacher
Brudi, Cornelius 253.571.7930 Visual Arts/CTE Teacher
Cabrera, Margi 253.571.7987

Spanish Teacher

Conrath, Doris 253.571.7904 Photography Teacher & Museum Liaison

Duff, Maggie   Humanities Teacher
Duggan, Maggie 253.571.7949 Instrumental Music Teacher
Fouts, Jessie 253.571.7902 Student Services
Hagmann, Michael mhagman@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US 253.571.7927 Science Teacher
Hightower, Zach 253.571.7914 Student Services Teacher
Jacobsen, Megan   Science Teacher
Jaecklein, Robin 253.571.7942 Dance Teacher
Kandi, Kareem 253.571.7949 Adjunct Artist in Jazz Improv
Kroschel, Lucie 253.571.7966 Humanities Teacher

Mongrain, Fonda   NEXT Move Internship Coordinator
Pardur, Rachel 253.571.7936 Spanish Teacher
Placentia, Terri 253.571.7929 Visual Arts/CTE Teacher
Regimbal, Brian   Humanities Teacher
Robinson, Derrick 253.571.7943 Music/CTE Teacher
Salomon, Joann   Math Teacher
Savage, Dave 253.571.7968 Humanities Teacher
Savage, Diane 253.571.7909 Spanish Teacher
Shamp, Aaron 253.571.7932 Film/CTE Teacher
Shapiro, Debbie 253.571.7910 Health Teacher
Skobel, Brittany   NEXT Move Internship Coordinator

Steger, Marsha   Math Teacher
Thomason, Mark mthomas2@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US 253.571.7944 Theatre/CTE Teacher
Towne, Tristan   Humanities Teacher
Wessels, Lisa   Science Teacher
Wickman, Emily 253.571.7948 Vocal Music Teacher
Woodward, Laurie   Humanities Teacher
Yuong, Ryan  

Math Teacher

Briden, Sarah   Custodian

Shelukhina, Alla   Custodian