Impact | Puget Sound Elementary

I | PSE is the first school launched in the Impact network and is situated in the heart of Tukwila. The school features bright, outdoor play areas, dedicated world-class teachers and staff, and well-equipped classrooms.

  • Grades served: Transitional Kindergarten - 5th Grades
  • Mascot: Wolfpack
  • Phone number: 206.712.7640 x1
  • Email: info@impactps.org
  • Address: 3438 S 148th St, Tukwila WA 98168

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Meet the Leadership Team

Emma Bean

Emma Bean

Principal
Born and raised in WA state, Ms. Bean is excited to continue as Principal of I | PSE for her third year. Prior to joining Impact, Ms. Bean led one of the highest performing charter public elementary schools in San Jose with exceptional gains in student academic results and student and faculty culture. She is a National Board Certified Teacher who is also trained and certified in Gifted and Talented education. Fluent in Spanish, she began her career in education working as a bilingual elementary school teacher for 5 years in the Austin Independent School District. Ms. Bean received her Bachelor’s degree from NYU in Literature and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Stanford University.
Sunny Sinco

Sophia (Sunny) Sinco

Leader in Residence
Sunny Sinco is honored to return to Renton, where she started her career, to found the newest Impact Public School. As a mixed-race woman and second-generation immigrant, she is proud to carry on her family’s legacy as educators and school leaders from the Philippines. These roots make Sunny a passionate advocate for elevating the voices and brilliance of every scholar, fostering their curiosity and self-efficacy, and creating spaces for collaborative sensemaking and ambitious growth. Most recently, Ms. Sinco served as the Success Dean at Cascade Middle School, focusing on students’ and families’ access to and engagement with school; in this, she forged and strengthened bridges between the school and its community partners to collaboratively wrap-around support for scholars and their families. Sunny is a National Board Certified Teacher, winner of the Green Dot: Washington Teacher of the Year Award, and semi-finalist for the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching and Teach for America: Washington’s Transformational Teacher Awards, respectively. She has also earned fellowships with Great Minds’ Wit & Wisdom and Education Elements. Ms. Sinco received her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA in Comparative Politics and Civic Engagement, and both her Masters in Education and her Principal Administrator certificate from the University of Washington.
Shalea Semana

Shalea Semana

Assistant Principal
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

Lindsey Townsend

Assistant Principal
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

Patrice Moon

Director of School Operations
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.