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    Who's the appropriate contact person at Mercer?

    In middle school, the process for knowing whom to contact can be complicated. Don’t worry, regardless of whom you contact initially, you will get to the appropriate person. Here are steps that students and families can take for questions or concerns.


    Classroom based questions about teaching and learning

    Counseling Team Member:

    Academic, social, and emotional support

    Instructional Leadership and Services:

    • ELL (English Language Learning): John Mitchell 206-252-8017
    • Library: Sue Monroe 206-252-8022
    • Special Education: Sherrie Encarnacion  206-252-8009
    • Athletics: Janet Bautista 206-252-8208

    Student guidance, discipline, program, and instructional support

    • 6th Grade: Shavonne Lee
    • 7th Grade: Bridget Wilhem 206-252-8068
    • 8th Grade: Cliff Brown 206-252-8009
    • Literacy administrator: Bridget Addanki 206-252-8021
    • Math lead :Kandi Ellis


    Cindy Watters 206-252-8000

    Front Office:


    • Office manager: Kate Hodges 206-252-8006
    • Assistant secretary and transportation: Astara Gill  206-252-8002
    • Attendance secretary: Tracy Kolner 206-252-8004
    • Registrar: Rosa Nouch 206-252-8010

    Additionally, Mercer has a variety of support staff.

    After School Activities

    Seattle Parks Department Community Learning Center:

    Coordination of our after school programs.

    • Jewels Jugum 206-252-8056

    Bilingual Services:


    • Chinese:  Peony Chung
    • Spanish: Philip Ssebuliba
    • Somali: Ali Idle 
    • Tagalog: Celeste Bunnell
    • Vietnamese: Ann Pham

    College Success Coach:

    • TBA 206-252-8000


    All school based health care and medical needs

    • Jill Eckerdt 206-252-8007

    School Based Health Clinic (SBHC):

    Students and families must be registered through Neighbor Care in order to access services. For more information please contact the eligibility specialist.

    • Office Coordinator:  206-762-2394
    • Counselor:  206-762-2394 x 103
    • Nurse Practitioner: Chelsea Allin 206-762-2394 x 102
    • Sound Mental Health (SMH) Care Coordinators:
      • SMH provides three levels of service: (1) Consultation and crisis support, (2) screening, assessment, & referrals to other mental health care providers, and (3) comprehensive care management and wraparound services
      • Care Coordinator: 206-252-8015

    Student and Family Advocate:

    Assisting and supporting the transition of new sixth grade students and families for middle success.

    • Tonja Davis 206-252-8072