Eliza Gabriel is thrilled to step into the role of Principal of Impact | Puget Sound Elementary! Before joining PSE, Ms. Gabriel led teams in Washington and New York with excellent academic outcomes. She instituted a program to diversify classroom libraries and campaigned to improve the quality and diversity of books to which students are exposed. Ms. Gabriel is passionate about maintaining a school culture where children feel supported, powerful, endlessly capable, and loved. She has worked with a variety of age groups, and served children in general and special education classrooms. Ms. Gabriel is from Minnesota originally, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bates College in Maine, and her Master’s in General and Special Elementary Education from Touro College in New York.
Kristina Curran received her Bachelor's degree in English and Journalism at University of Delaware. Originally from New Jersey, she began her career in education at Uncommon Schools. She taught as a Lead Teacher before becoming a Kindergarten Instructional Leader. Going into her fifth year in education, Kristina taught Kindergarten at Impact and served as Grade Team Lead. Kristina is dedicated to supporting scholars, teachers, and families by building strong relationships and focusing on each scholar's individual and educational journey.
Shalea Semana received her Bachelor's degree in Communications & Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington, and her master's in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University. Shalea taught for 8 years in Oakland, CA, where she developed classroom environments in grades 2-4 that offer rigorous, engaging lessons in a nurturing, structured learning community. She has a strong passion for supporting educators with skills to provide high quality instruction and expectations. But what keeps her in the classroom is her love for fostering student independence and youth activism, providing opportunities for students to critically think and express themselves. Ms. Semana is determined to make sure all scholars and educators have exactly what they need in order to grow and thrive.
Lindsey Townsend has been in education for over 10 years and has taught elementary school in Alabama, Delaware, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Washington. Having used a variety of teaching methods and taught multiple grade levels, Ms. Townsend is most passionate about scholars identifying their strengths and becoming their best selves. Mrs. Townsend has been an Impact teacher and Grade Level Team Lead. She is eager to continue serving the I|PSE community. Mrs. Townsend holds a Masters degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Arkansas.
Patrice Moon came to I|PSE with several years of operations experience with nonprofits and private schools. She has a Masters in Business Administration and during the COVID-19 pandemic, created and implemented a remote learning model for students Pre-K to 8th grade. Ms. Moon is thrilled to continue with I|PSE as a faculty member and parent of two Impact scholars.