Welcome New Faculty Members

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to The Island School’s newest faculty members!

Austin Ohm

Austin Ohm

Austin Ohm joins The Island School faculty as the Art teacher. Austin holds a degree in Pre-K – Grade 12 art education and a degree in painting and drawing.  He brings a broad range of teaching experience at all grade levels into our school.  He is also a prolific working artist with expertise in nearly every area of art. We invite and encourage you to spend time on his e-portfolio at issuu.com/austingohm.

Michelle Cederberg joins The Island School faculty as the Health and Fitness teacher.  Not only is Michelle a perfect fit with our school mission and philosophy, she also comes to us with extensive experience, having taught physical education to elementary school children in Santiago, Chile, as well as having served as Head Swim Coach at a high school in California.  She also coached the Santa Barbara Swim Team, where she worked with swimmers of all ages.  She holds a degree from Pepperdine University in Physical Education, along with a minor in Sports Medicine and has been a certified Health and Fitness Instructor since 1997.

Geoff Vigneron, previously a Teacher Assistant in The Island School’s kindergarten, has returned to us as a Teacher Assistant in fourth grade. Geoff brings us his experience and passion for early childhood education along with a degree in Painting and Drawing. He has taught in numerous capacities in the San Francisco area and on Bainbridge Island. If you’ve experienced his teaching in Seattle at the Olympic Sculpture Park, or closer to home at KiDiMu and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, you’ll know why we are honored to welcome him as a member of our faculty.

We welcome Deidre Raben as our first grade Teacher Assistant and first grade classroom Teacher on Fridays. Deidre is a certificated teacher with a degree from Western Governors University. A college athlete in basketball and softball, she has shared her love of both sports by coaching youth teams on the Island for many years. Deidre has been a frequent and beloved substitute teacher at The Island School, and we are delighted to have her join our faculty.


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