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Priscilla Allen

Allen, Priscilla

Teacher James Baldwin Newcomers Grade 3-5


I teach intermediate newcomers at James Baldwin Elementary, grades 3, 4 and 5. I teach basic English skills to students that are new to the United states and the English language.

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I have been a teacher for over 20 years and I have taught in many countries. I grew up in the Netherlands, in Europe. I studied Chinese and Mongolian in Leeds in England and I worked for many years in Mongolia and in London. I have been Seattle since 2000 and I taught at the University of Washington and at Mercer Middle School before coming to James Baldwin.

I love teaching newcomers at James Baldwin because my class contains the whole world! I love to see how young new Americans improve their English very quickly.  I enjoy learning about other languages and I can speak a little Chinese and Mongolian as well as English.

Please come and visit!
Priscilla Allen

Andrade, David

Speech-Language Pathologist

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Se habla espan~ol.

Catherine Banobi
Benjamin Barber

Barber, Benjamin

Art Teacher



2020-2021 will be my third year at spectacular James Baldwin Elementary. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2017, I lived and taught in Chicago. I am a maker, runner, reader, and proud cat parent. I am very grateful to wonder and create with such awesome students and staff. Go eagles!

Luna Barbosa

Bartlett, Jan

Teacher-Elementary Specialist


I am James Baldwin's Math Interventionist. I have taught for 20 years. When I'm not teaching, I am enjoying time with my family or taking long walks.

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Berg, Katherine

Teacher/Bilingual BE
Rebecca Brito

Bryant Morehead, Holly

Teacher-Special Education-XG


I teach Special Education K-5 resource.
James Baldwin is my community and has a special place in my heart. I love nature, reading on my deck and cats.

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Caryl Campbell

Campbell, Caryl

1st Grade Teacher


I began educating in the Seattle Public Schools in 1985, I have been at James Baldwin since 2007. I have taught grades K-2, currently I get to spend my days with amazing 1st grade students.

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I love the SEAHAWKS!!!!! I have two dogs, and as many of you know I live in the school neighborhood. I often get to see my students while out walking them. I am a student advocate, I believe everyone learns differently, and I strive to ensure my students get the learning they need, the way they learn best. I am an outspoken proponent for all students and strongly believe in rules and also having fun! I teach my kids to be good school citizens as well as academics. Come say HI in Room 3! 

Susana Caro Rios

Caro Rios, Susana

Bilingual Instr Asst -203/7
Erin Carroll

Carroll, Erin

Occupational Therapist


I came to James Baldwin Elementary in 2018, and am so grateful to get to work alongside some incredible educators and amazing students.

Guillermo Carvajal

Carvajal, Guillermo

Family Support Worker, Homeless Program/McKinney Vento Program Building contact

Chen, Leslie

First Grade Teacher


Ni Hao, Bonjour, Hola James Baldwin Community!

I love that James Baldwin Elementary is diverse, community and family oriented.

I have been at James Baldwin since 2017 and teaching since 2012.

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Karen Choe

Choe, Karen

3rd Grade Teacher

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My name is Karen Choe, and I have been teaching at James Baldwin since 2014. I have taught 3rd through 5th grades, but mostly 3rd grade. Teaching at James Baldwin is awesome because I love the students, families, and staff!

I have 3 adorable dogs (Cooper, Lani, and Roo) and a son named Luca who was born in January 2020. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, reading, and playing flag football and volleyball with my friends. 

Susan Chua

Chua, Susan

Teacher-Elementary Academic Interventionist (Literacy)

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I have been teaching since 2012, and joined the James Baldwin team in in the Fall of 2017. James Baldwin is a wonderful school! We are small but mighty, with a highly skilled, dedicated staff of educators, curious and creative students, and supportive, courageous families. Together, we strive to live this idea:

"You have to love people for who they are . . . then they will be all they can be." Julia Alvarez, How Tia Lola Came to Visit (Stay).

I love connecting students with books and supporting them as they learn to read. If you want to know more about how we teach literacy at James Baldwin, you have questions about your child's reading, you need help getting more books and literacy resources at home, or you just want to talk about books, please contact me - I'd love to talk with you.