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Meet the Instructors

Caitlin Chamberlain

Caitlin ChamberlainCaitlin Chamberlin earned a master’s in education with a science concentration from the University of Washington, and she’s taught elementary and middle school students since 2013. Before graduate school, Caitlin developed and taught field-based science courses at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island and for the Pacific Science Center. Caitlin loves to inspire students to be curious about their world. 

Teaches: Exploring STEM Through a Creative Lens


Jennifer Cuffman

Jennifer CuffmanJennifer Cuffman has a B.A. and M.A. in English literature and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the UW Department of English, where she teaches in the Expository Writing Program. Jennifer loves helping her students begin to feel more comfortable and confident as writers. 

Teaches: Sharpen Your Writing Skills


Matt Fujimoto

Matt FujimotoMatt Fujimoto is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Department of Architecture. Matt's work is influenced by their travel experiences and passion for music. Matt has a rich portfolio that includes urban design; the design of workplace and commercial spaces, affordable housing, performance spaces, multifamily and single-family residential structures and art installations; and the use of innovative construction methods.  

Teaches: Architectural Studies


Matt Gano

Matt GanoMatt Gano is an author and creative writing instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience. He’s been a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts & Lectures’  Writers in the Schools program and a traveling teaching artist for the  Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Matt is also the author of "Suits for the Swarm," cofounder of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate program and former director of Fremont Abbey Arts Center’s NEXT STAGE program. 

Teaches: Young Writers' Workshop


Steve Howard

Steve HowardSteve Howard is a middle school science and engineering teacher in the Edmonds School District. He is passionate about out-of-school learning and bringing hands-on, STEM-focused experiences to youth. 

Teaches: 3D Design & CAD Modeling