Our strength lies in our fabulous teachers. They are not only academically trained educators, but they really love their work. Our teachers are native Finnish speakers, and they are curious and eager to learn new things which enrich our curriculum and classroom experience.

The commitment they give to teaching and our school is incredible, and we’re lucky to have a principal that has been at the school since the beginning 1995. Also, each year we have an enthusiastic and committed team of class assistants who help our teachers during the school days.

Our teachers:

Airi SuomalainenPrincipal, 0 – 2 years, 3 – 4 years
Taru Kuoppamäki5 – 6 years
Johanna Yoneda7 – 8 years
Anu Järvinen9 – 11 years
Johanna Penttilä12 – 13 years
Johanna Penttilä13 – 17 years, language arts
Anna BrinckArts and crafts

Becoming a teacher, or a class assistant

If you live in the Seattle area or are in the process of moving here, and are interested in teaching at the Finnish School of Seattle, please contact our principal teacher, Airi Suomalainen, who can provide additional information and answer any questions you may have.

You can reach out to Airi via email at principal@finnishschoolofseattle.org.