Student Support Staff


Elizabeth Tyning

School Counselor

Ms. Tyning is excited to serve the Rainier Valley community as Rainier Valley Leadership Academy's founding School Counselor. She graduated from The New School in New York City with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, with an emphasis in Sociology. While completing her undergraduate studies, Ms. Tyning worked as a volunteer and tutor for Achievement First Charter Schools, ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, and The Fortune Society’s alternative to incarceration education programs. Ms. Tyning completed her Masters in Social Work from NYU, and as a part of her graduate studies, trained in community mental health and medical social work. Prior to joining the Green Dot team, she has broadened her clinical experience as a Mental Health Therapist with Seattle Children’s Hospital for the last two years. Ms. Tyning is passionate about empowering individuals, especially children, to recognize their potential and boost their overall well-being, so that they can achieve their personal and academic goals.

As a native to the desert climate, Ms. Tyning enjoys the sun and being outdoors. You can find her most likely hiking with her dog, on her bike, or growing vegetables in her backyard. When indoors, she turns to books, movies, and wood carving! Ms. Tyning looks forward to partnering with the Green Dot community, providing creativity, compassion, and dedication, so that all students and families are heard and supported in their educational journey.

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Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

6020 Rainier Ave. S.

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 305-0646