Faculty Team

Dr. Sarah Clayton

- Head of SVT Humanities Department
- Former lecturer at University of Washington; Long experienced research on Asian history and culture
- Senior journalist and editor for 10 years internationally
- Phd. University of Washington

David Zook

- Tutored students over 15 years in school PASSION projects including coach to competitive Robot team.
- 20 years experience in the software industry
- BS of Evergreen State College; MBA of University of Washington

Tiah Rodriguez

- Lead English instructor
- Ex English teacher, journalism advisor, and department head at Bellevue Highschool and Henry M. Jackson Highschool.
- B.A. in Classical Civilizations from UC Berkeley; M.Ed. in Secondary Endorsement in English Language Arts from University of Washington; M.A. in Classical Civilizations from Florida State University

Marc Schleh

- SVT chief instructor for science courses; highly experienced in biology and chemistry and physics, plus Math
- Engaged in academic and industry laboratory for a decade, author of several research papers
- Major at biology and physiology, studied in University of Washington and Georgetown University.

Vincenzo Billett

- Teacher of Physics and Math

- Major of computer science, University of Washington

Conner Whitney

- Teaching US/World History and US Government & Politics
- Overseas teaching and training experience.
- Dual degrees in Political Science and Law from University of Washington

Scher Calyton

- Teaching beginning English
- Enjoy and Experienced in young students age 5-12 teaching & activities
- College Business Management Major

Judith Marcado

- Teaching Spanish & Health
- Enjoy and Experienced in young students age 5-12 teaching & activities
- College Sociology Major; Spanish native speaker

Yuanyuan Lin

- Chinese language instructor
- Experienced travel writer and translator.
- BA in English language and literature from the Shanghai Foreign Study University; BA in Geography from the University of Washington.

Efrain A. Diaz Laboy

- Spanish and Math-in-Spanish Instructor
- Experience teaching K-12 and College Spanish and Math in University of Turabo of Puerto Rico and Homeschool in Washington
- Master in Math Education from Interamericana University of Puerto Rico; Bachelor’s in Education and Teaching from the University of Puerto Rico

Tony White
An award-winning author, filmmaker, animator and educator with over 200 commercials, 2 TV Specials for PBS Television, numerous Short Films and the title sequence to his credit. His first ever short Film, "HOKUSAI ~ An Animated Sketchbook" won a British Academy Award.

Tony ran his own award-winning London studio for 20 years;For the next 14 years he has been an animation and production instructor at a highest college levels. Having been the Dean at 'DigiPen Institute of Technology' and the chief instructor at the 'Academy of Interactive Entertainment'.

Tony is author of several respected books on animation, including 'The Animator's Workbook', 'Animation from Pencils to Pixels', 'How To Make Animated Films', 'The Animator's Notebook' and 'The Animator's Sketchbook'.