Meet the Teachers

Help me to do it myself. -Maria Montessori

Sharon Murphy

Sharon has been a parent, volunteer and teacher at CMS since 2005. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in Elementary Education  and a Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. She holds a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate with an elementary education endorsement.

Director, Kindergarten

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Tracy Beals

Tracy began teaching at CMS in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts. She is also a seasonal park ranger at Olympic National Park.

Science, Art


Jennie Wendel

Jennie joined our staff in 2016.  She has a BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and a master's in Early Childhood Education from the University of Washington.  She has worked in a blended preschool program and participated in research at the UW's Autism Center. 

Reading, Practical Life Skills


Wendy Butterworth

Wendy joined our staff in the winter of 2021. She has been a parent, volunteer and substitute teacher at CMS since 2008.

Practical Life Skills


Cathryne Powless

Cathryne has been a parent and volunteer at CMS since 2013. Cathryne has past experience as a veterinary assistant. Cathryne regularly volunteers for the Port Angeles School District and has also volunteered for the North Olympic Library System. Cathryne began substituting at CMS in 2016. 

Practical Life Skills


Our School Board of Directors

The CMS Board of Directors includes parents, teachers, and health care providers, all of whom care deeply about our school and our students and are dedicated to providing a safe learning environment.

President, Bobby Buckley

Vice President/Treasurer,

Kelly Watkins

Secretary, Katie Rudd

Quinn Rankin

Erica Quesnel

Erik Mordecai-Smith

Bookkeeper, Kari Chance

Director, Sharon Murphy