Carol LaMotte, Business Manager:
BA, Honors – Spanish, Gonzaga University; BBAd, Honors – Accounting, Gonzaga University; CPA – Carol has worked in public accounting and private industry accounting roles in Seattle for over 20 years, including a 2-year assignment in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been a volunteer for Explorer West for many years and is thrilled to join the school on a full time basis. Her interests include family, travel, scuba diving, learning new languages, cooking with and for friends and family, and being outdoors.
Kelli Horn, Head of School’s Administrative Assistant:
Bio coming soon.
Evan Hundley, Head of School:
BA Sociology/Environmental Studies, Whitman College; MA Public Administration and MA Urban Planning, University of Southern California. Evan joined Explorer West in July 2007 after 14 years teaching and coaching at University Prep and directing the tennis program at the Sand Point Golf & Country Club for almost 20 years. He has also held financial analyst positions in city government in Seattle and Redondo Beach, CA. Evan is renown for his ability to challenge students and bring his classrooms alive with role-playing, reenactments, and assigning projects that relate to real-world challenges. At Explorer West, Evan is excited to work with the school’s learning community to set goals, enrich the curriculum and build community awareness about our vibrant middle school program.
For information about The Head of School and Board of Trustees, visit Leadership.
Claudia Rose, Director of Admissions:
AA Early Childhood Education, Highline Community College. Claudia has been a driving force at Explorer West for the past 16 years. She has served as Office Manager, Head’s Administrative Assistant, and Director of Admission for the last five years. Her eldest daughter, Cherie, was the first student enrolled at Explorer West in July 1996. Claudia is a lifelong resident of West Seattle, has been married for 29 years to husband Jack, and together they enjoy traveling. Her favorite place of travel is her family’s hometown of Hilo Bay, Hawaii. Claudia is proud to know every student ever enrolled at Explorer West Middle School, has enjoyed witnessing the school grow to full admissions, and focuses on the mission of the school’s founders.
Vic Larson, School Counselor:
MA Social Work, University of Washington. Vic has worked with children and families in a variety of settings for 35 years. He has extensive experience in school settings both public and private and has worked at University Prep for the last 15 years. He currently is in private practice and is working with the the Explorer West community as a counselor and parent educator.