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Co-head of School

Ph.D., Microbiology, UC Davis

Ed.M., Teaching and Curriculum, Harvard University

Jessica's work to launch The Hatch School began in 2020. Previously, she held significant and varied school roles as an educator and administrator. Most recently a science teacher at University Prep in North Seattle, Jessica has served schools as an academic dean / director of curriculum, principal, instructional coach, department chair, and consultant. She brings strengths in curriculum development, teacher professional development, hiring, and systems management for schools.

As a founding faculty member of the Oxbow School in Napa, California, Jessica gained firsthand experience opening a new school. She also taught in single-gender environments during her time at Newton Country Day School in Newton, Massachusetts.

Jessica’s work at the Hatch School is informed by her experience as an alumna of the A Better Chance program and graduate of an independent high school, as well as her identity as parent to two children, an 18-year old daughter and a 16-year old son.

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Co-head of School

M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

Sarah has been working towards opening The Hatch School since 2020. Prior to taking on this founding role, she served students at University Prep in a variety of roles: mathematics  faculty member and department chair, program coordinator for Diversity & Community, and as both Associate Director and Interim Director of the Upper School. In 2020, Sarah completed the NWAIS Pathways to Leadership program for aspiring female heads of school. Her strengths as a school leader include intentional cultivation of student culture, coordinating student support plans, parent education, admissions and enrollment management, and system development for schools.

Sarah’s work at the Hatch School is informed by her experience as a founding board member at Camp Ten Trees, her lifetime membership in the Girl Scouts, and her identity as a parent to two sons.

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Humanities Teacher

M.A.E., Secondary Language Arts & Social Studies, Pacific Lutheran University

Noelle joins the Hatch School from the Forest Ridge School, where she taught 8th grade Social Studies, 7/8 writing, and a service-learning course. Prior to that, she taught English at the Overlake School. She finds joy in cultivating student experiences outside the classroom as well, from leading a female-student affinity group, project-based learning experiences in the culinary and visual arts field, and creating opportunities for students to take initiative for their own learning through leadership roles.

Noelle joined the HATCH team in 2023 as its founding humanities teacher. Outside of the classroom, Noelle enjoys baking fresh treats, gardening, and hanging out with her partner and one-eyed rescue dog Ronan.

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