Elin Kuffner

Elin Kuffner

Scientific Thinking

Also: Coaches Athletics, Librarian
Masters in Teaching, University of Washington; Bachelor of Science, Biology/Zoology and Minor in Spanish, University of Washington; Spanish Studies, La Universidad de Cádiz, Spain; Washington State Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Biology

Elin has been teaching at Eastside Prep since 2007. She taught Spanish for the first five years, and now teaches science and is the school librarian. In addition to her regular duties at EPS, Elin enjoys the science field trips she takes with the fifth-graders and the school’s environmental/outdoor education excursions. She also likes connecting with her students and colleagues, and being involved in the daily life of the strong EPS community. When not teaching, or working in the library, you can find Elin on the ultimate frisbee and soccer fields coaching the 5th/6th-grade Eastside Prep girls’ teams.

I like how I have had the opportunity to work with students in a great variety of settings: in the Science lab, in the Spanish room, on the Ultimate field, in the Library, in the woods at a camp, on the beach by a lake, around a campfire, on a sailboat in the San Juan Islands, in the temples of Sri Lanka, in the Pacific Ocean while snorkeling with sea lions off the Galápagos Islands, on Crystal Mountain while snowboarding fresh powder, and in the cloud forests and tide-pools of Costa Rica. Because of these amazing opportunities I have gotten to know the kids not only as pupils in a classroom, but as whole people