SCHOLAR SUPPORT TEAM
Rachel Agamalian, Educational Specialist
Ms. Agamalian is excited to be a part of the Catalyst Public Schools team. When she is not at the school you can find her riding horses or spending time with my partner and our dog playing at the local dog parks.
As an AmeriCorps member, Ms. Agamalian spent her service year in two Seattle elementary schools providing support to the scholars and their families as well as small group reading and math interventions. When she completed her service year, she thought her calling was to be a social worker but she came to the conclusion that her passion is in special education and supporting scholars to be the best learners they can be.
In December of 2017, Ms. Agamalian received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor Special Education from the University of Oregon. She has recently started working towards a Master’s degree in Special Education through Grand Canyon University.
Adonis Curaming, Educational Specialist
Prior to migrating here in Washington in July 2022, Mr. Don has worked in 2 corporate offices of car companies (Chevrolet and Mitsubishi) in Jeddah Saudi, Arabia. He also worked as a Middle School English Language Teacher in a British International School at the same city. Before working in the above mentioned Middle Eastern country, he worked for almost 5 years as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher to high school and college students in his beloved homeland, PhilippinesHe finished his Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Communication Arts in the Philippines. He was able to finish the academic requirements for his Master in Education Major in Educational Leadership and he recently graduated on his Master in Education Major in Special Education. He holds 2 endorsements in his Washington Teaching Certificate: Special Education and English Language Learners.His passion in teaching and learning brought him to Catalyst Public Schools where he believes his core values and principles are aligned with that of the school.
Sanelivi Fitiao, Social Emotional Teaching Fellow
There aren’t enough words to describe how excited Mr. Fitiao is to be a part of the Catalyst team! He comes from a family with origins in Western Samoa.
Mr. Fitiao grew up in Tacoma, WA, but some years ago he moved to Huntsville, Alabama to find a change in scenery. There he pursued further education, and was also presented with opportunities to work with the local schools both in person and virtually. Mr. Fitiao recently graduated with his Bachelors in Social Work from Oakwood University, which is also a HBCU in northern Alabama.
Eventually he found his way back home and had the great opportunity to work at Olympic Educational Service District 114. Through OESD 114 he was able to intern under different Social Workers at multiple different schools. He had the chance to work with both students and faculty from all different backgrounds. With the experience he gained he believes he is well equipped to cater to the emotional and social needs of the students here in Bremerton. He believes it is not only his purpose but also his passion to serve students in various different avenues. He plans to both help and learn as we all progress through the year. He is excited to begin and to also meet all the students and families!
Jennifer Patrow, School Nurse
Mrs. Patrow graduated from the OHSU School of Nursing in 1997 and has a wide range of nursing experience including inpatient, rural healthcare (15 years in Indonesia), hospice, school and camp nursing. She started at Catalyst in December of 2021. She is also a Catalyst parent. She enjoys creative writing for fun.
Analisa Reyes, Social-Emotional Teaching Fellow
Ms. Reyes was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She moved to Bremerton to join Catalyst Public Schools as a founding 7th Grade Teaching Fellow, and is delighted to now be working as a Social-Emotional Teaching Fellow. She appreciates that she has been able to support scholars of all needs in different settings.
Ms. Reyes has experience as a substitute teacher for infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms, has worked as an ABA technician, and has provided 1:1 reading, writing, and math interventions.
When she is not at school, you can find Ms. Reyes at home playing the guitar, singing too loudly, or picking up her roommates’ cat so they can nap together! She also enjoys exploring the beautiful PNW, going to concerts, and reading scary stories before bed.
Ms. Reyes is so thankful for her new family at Catalyst, where every scholar is known, loved, and challenged. She is excited to serve each of our scholars and looks forward to supporting them as they achieve their dreams!
Kristin Singh was born and raised in Hawaii and remains an island girl at heart. She moved to California after high school to attend the University of California, Irvine where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior. She later earned her M.A. in Psychology from Humboldt State University, with an emphasis in School Psychology.
Kristin worked as a School Psychologist in San Diego, CA for 13 years, and served as the Associate Director of Special Education at High Tech High Charter Schools for the last five years. She is excited to have found a new home at Catalyst Public Schools, that shares her values of equity, inclusion, diversity, and social justice.
Kristin and her family are excited to be relocating to the Pacific Northwest over the summer, and can't wait to explore the area. While away from work, Kristin enjoys dancing to live music, watching her husband perform stand-up comedy, singing along to musicals with her 8-year-old daughter, curling up with a good book (especially when it's raining outside!), road trips and visits to see family in Hawaii and Wisconsin, and spending quality time at home with the whole family.