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Julia Afuso

Afuso, Julia

Developmental Preschool Teacher

(She/Her/Hers) This is my fifth year teaching developmental preschool at Madrona. I love teaching alongside my team to support our youngest learners to be successful in and out of the classroom. I enjoy working at Madrona, especially collaborating with the entire community.


Lori Badruswamy

Badruswamy, Lori

Music Teacher

(She/Her/Hers) I am excited to celebrate my seventh year at Madrona and tenth year of teaching elementary general/choral music in the Seattle Public Schools. I have a Master’s Degree in Music Education, as well as Bachelor’s degrees in music performance and music education. I also have Kodaly certification from Seattle Pacific University and NYU, Orff-Schulwerk certification from Hofstra University, and Dalcroze Eurythmics training from Julliard. I love living in the Northwest with my husband Shiva, 9 year old daughter Sienna, and 6 year old daughter Naomi.

Brooks, Tonya

Culinary Services
Cayley Buie

Buie, Cayley

Instrumental Music Teacher

Burchett, Ashley


Carlisle, Yolanda

Special Education Asst/ISE - 203/7
Regina Carter

Carter, Regina


(She/Her/Hers) I am a culturally responsive and equity driven administrator who loves to read, celebrate students, and uplift her community.

Corley, Cayla

5th Grade Teacher

(She/Her) This is my 7th year teaching 5th graders, and my first year at Madrona Elementary. I am a Seattle University grad, originally from Wisconsin. I live in the Central District with my partner and 2 kids. You might see me in the wild, jogging the stairs at the east end of Marion street down to the beach.

Maria Davis

Davis, Maria

1st Grade Teacher
Claire Engelhard

Engelhard, Claire

1st Grade Teacher

(She/Her/Hers) This is my second year teaching 1st grade at Madrona. I previously taught kindergarten for four years at Madrona. I love teaching at Madrona because of the amazing, courageous, and unique students, families, and staff that make up our community.

Siraj Gemeda

Gemeda, Siraj

Bilingual Instr Asst -203/7

Grove, Zelda

Kindergarten Teacher

(She/Her/Hers) I have been at Madrona since 2021 and have taught Second Grade and Kindergarten. I hold a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Washington and have been working in education for almost 10 years. I love to read and bring that love of reading to my students. I love working at Madrona because the Central District has been my home since I moved to Seattle and Madrona students, families, and staff are welcoming and caring.

Ebony Hall

Hall, Ebony

Administrative Secretary

My name is Ms. Ebony and I am the new Admin Secretary here at Madrona. This is my second school year term, and my first year as a Admin Secretary. I am looking forward to building strong relationships with my fellow baby Panthers. Ensuring your kiddos feel safe and comfortable with me while at school is my number one goal. I am looking forward to an exciting journey with your kiddos as they grow through Madrona.

Julia Hansen

Hansen, Julie

Reading Interventionist/ Levy Coordinator

(She/Her/Hers) I have been part of Seattle Public Schools for over 20 years and have taught at Madrona for over 10 years.  Over the 20 + years I have taught both Special and General Education students from Pre-K to 8th grade.  I love working at Madrona because of the diversity of families, the sense of community, and I learn something new every day from our amazing students!  Madrona is also special to me as my own kids went here, and we are still connected to the Madrona community we were part of during their time here.

King, Taylor

3rd Grade Teacher

LeMoine, Coleman

Kindergarten Teacher

(He/Him) This is my first year at Madrona and I am so excited to join this incredible community of students, families, and teachers! I am originally from North Carolina and, I currently hold a Master’s in Elementary Education from the University of Georgia. I have always wanted to teach Kindergarten in Seattle and I feel very lucky to be able to pursue my dream!

Lorsung, Ashley

MLL Teacher

Lubong, Gilbert

Jason Moss

Moss, Jason

5th Grade Teacher