Our Staff

The ORCS staff brings a passion for teaching to the classroom every day. They are dedicated to serving your children and working with you to make sure your student is learning and growing.

Erin Selvig

Erin started her career in Early Childhood in 1996 and has been with ORCS since 2010. She has a degree in Human Development – Early Childhood Education from Washington State University as well as a CDA (Child Development Associates Credential). Erin graduated from Eastside Catholic High School and currently lives in Woodinville with her husband and their two boys. In her spare time Erin enjoys the outdoors, walking, hiking, cooking, crafts and reading.

Tiffany Bayer

Tiffany started working for ORCS mid-2017. She lives in the neighborhood with her husband and two boys, both of whom went to preschool at ORCS. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys reading, taking walks, and taking care of her pets.

LeeAnn Hart

LeeAnn joined ORCS as our bookkeeper in 2016. She lives in the neighborhood with her husband, and she has 3 grandchildren who have attended ORCS. She has bookkeeping experience from her other job at QFC and her condo association. LeeAnn enjoys playing games, doing puzzles, reading, and watching her grandson play sports.

Bonnie Schwindt

Bonnie has been with ORCS since 1997. She was raised in Woodinville, Washington and earned an A.A. degree from Edmonds Community College. She is married and has two children. She enjoys shopping, crafts, sewing and family activities.

Deb Marpert

Deb has been at ORCS since 1999. She was raised in Southern California and received a B.A. in Urban Geography from Trinity Western University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is married and has two grown daughters. Deb lives in the neighborhood and her children are ORCS alumni. She enjoys sewing, quilting, cooking, reading, gardening, classic movies and road trips with her husband.

Tami Duryee

Tami has been teaching since 1990 from ages 3 years to 6th grade. She and her husband JR live in Kirkland and have two sons, Hunter and Blayke and a daughter Schyler.  IN addition to classroom work, Tani has taught Sunday school, vacation bible school and was a Jr High leader for 10 years at Antioch Bible Church. Her family attends Churchome  in Kirkland. She has recently taught elementary PE but has been missing the classroom and felt a call to get back into it. She has a passion for hands on learning/ learning stations/building curriculum and MESSY. She is a diehard DENVER BRONCOS fan- she loves sports and has played coed softball with her husband for nearly 20 years. She has coached and refereed volleyball and basketball games. She loves warm weather and beaches as well as snow days and snowboarding. She’s very excited to have the opportunity to get back into the classroom this year.

Julie Marovich

Julie has been with ORCS since 1995. She was raised in Kirkland, Washington and graduated from Juanita High School and Bellevue Beauty School. She is married and has two children. She enjoys music, dancing, camping and family activities – especially with her twin sister!

Traci Jaeger

Traci began teaching at ORCS in 2017.  She has lived in Washington for most of her life.  She graduated with an AA degree from Everett Community College.  Traci is married and has two boys who both graduated from ORCS kindergarten.  She very much enjoys outdoor activities with her family, taking walks, baking and spending time with friends.

Karen Jussell

Karen started at ORCS in 2018. She has 2 beautiful boys, who both attended ORCS. She grew up in the neighborhood, and enjoys hiking, biking, soccer, swimming, basketball, and going to the skate park with her boys. Karen has a degree in commercial photography and is excited to shift her focus to working with young kids because they are so fascinating and smart!

Denise Diffee

Denise has had much experience with children of all ages over the last 30 years. Her experience includes 18 years as a preschool teacher, 12 years working in LWSD’s Head Start program, and being a nanny for 15 years. Her passion is music, both singing, and performing in musicals, as well as writing Broadway style musicals with her husband, Tom, as an outreach ministry. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling. Her joy is spending time with Tom, her 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren! Her happy place is the mountains! She is very excited to be part of this wonderful team at ORCS!

Sara Zeller

Sara was so happy to join ORCS in 2018. Sara and her husband have two children, both of whom attended ORCS. She has been teaching, coaching, and working with children most of her life. Sara has a B.A. in Humanities Education and has varied teaching experience – she has taught preschool, K-12 in various capacities, nannied, and tutored English & ESL at a collegiate level. Sara has been a children’s Art Docent since 2015 and loves volunteering in her children’s schools. She loves cooking, Art, creative writing and blogging, photography, being outdoors with her family, camping, hiking, and exploring new places!