Jamie Andrus

Learning Support Coordinator

Also: MS Advisor
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Washington; B.A. in Linguistics and Scandinavian Area Studies, University of Washington

It was while completing her masters degree in Linguistics that Jamie discovered her true passion was not for researching but for teaching. Her summer job, which involved planning and implementing language and literacy interventions for students with a variety of learning challenges, became her career for the subsequent nine years. During this time, Jamie worked with students from pre-kindergarten to college, some of whom were diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many of those students were also identified as gifted learners. She is dedicated to helping students recognize their strengths, identify their style of learning, and advocate for their own learning needs. Jamie joined EPS for the 2017-2018 school year as a Learning Support Specialist and is eager to bring her background in the science and theory of learning to students in the Guided Study Hall program.

Jamie spends much of her spare time reading mysteries, singing jazz, and taking long walks some may call hikes. She continues her study of linguistics as a hobby and is a proud native speaker of the Pacific Northwest Dialect.