School Operations Staff
Director of School Operations
Ms. Catchings is delighted to be the Founding Director of School Operations for Rainier Valley Leadership Academy. She graduated from University of Hawaii at West Oahu with a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Management. She has worked in a wide array of organizations including law enforcement, non-profits, government agencies, and education, giving her the unique perspective to work on a wide variety of projects and to partner with diverse groups of people. In education, she has worked for Hawaii’s largest charter school, assisting with organization and operations management. After spending three years in Hawaii Ms.Catchings and her family returned home to the Pacific Northwest to be amongst the great people and beauty.
Ms. Catchings enjoys planning adventures around the sound, spending time with her husband and two kids, and trying delicious varieties of ice cream and sushi. She looks forward to working with awesome students, dedicated staff and involved families to create a unique school environment where all students can be successful and welcomed.
Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator
Aimee is has worked in education in the charter sector for eight years in Washington, DC and is thrilled to bring that expertise to the Green Dot team. She has taught ESL, Civics, and Digital Literacy and presented at organizations, schools and conferences on using technology in the classroom, family literacy and engagement, and differentiated instruction. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Washington Area TESOL Organization and still consults for a school in DC in her spare time. In her free time, she likes to build websites, write code, and work with youth. She also loves music and studied it at Bethel College. She plays seven instruments and has played in a wide variety of bands and orchestras over the years.
LeJayah is a political science graduate at the University of Washington. She is new to the Student Recuitment team and is excited to go out into the community to get students and their families involved in the Green Dot community. She aspires to become a lawyer, and when not studying for the LSATs, she is usually putting together a book of poetry.