Welcome

  • logo Welcome to another fantastic year!

    I LOVE GATEWAY! My children were students, and I was amazed at the fabulous education they gained. I feel fortunate and excited to be teaching here.  This is my third year teaching 8th and 7th ELA.  This year I will be teaching ELA 8 to 7th grade honor students and ELA 7. 

    A bit of history about me... I grew up in Grandview, Washington.  I attended the University of Washington after high school and graduated with a degree in English and teaching.  Later I received my Master’s from Seattle Pacific University in Reading and Language Arts.  I taught in Salzburg Austria for a couple of years after college; spent many years teaching and in leadership at Monroe High School, and then taught at Sky Valley Education Center for several years (an alternative school/PPP)  before coming to Gateway.  I have lots of experience teaching students of all levels and every end of the learning spectrum.  I am AP and Pre-AP trained and have taught AP courses for many years.  I have also taught College in the High School for EVCC.

    My husband is an adjunct math teacher at LWIT and my two children:  Hunter (19) is a graduate of Jackson High School and is attending Seattle University; Hannah (18) is a senior at Jackson High School--education is our middle name! :)


    I am very excited to have your student in class  and am looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development.

    Jeraldine Timmons-Tharp
    425-385-3045

    Thank you for the supplies you have already provided! (Check supply list for supplies needed during the school year.) If you are able: extra class supplies needed, but no pressure.  :) 

    • Pencils
    • Construction paper
    • Post-its of various colors and sizes.
    • Glue sticks, glue.
    • Permanent markers in a variety of colors.
    • Tape
    • Healthy snacks-- granola bars, fruit snacks...NO NUTS PLEASE!!