Caty McGrew received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Washington State University in 2005. Caty then went on to Whittier Law School where she earned a Juris Doctorate in 2012. While at Whittier, she was active in the Environmental Law Society where she held the position of treasurer for one year. Caty received a Master of Science with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governor’s University in 2018, and is now working on a Doctor of Education degree through Grand Canyon University.
Caty began tutoring in math and science during the summers of her WSU school years and continued that work after graduating. She tutored in all levels of math, from addition to calculus, to all ages of students, from kindergarten to college. She also tutored in science courses, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Anatomy and Physiology. She has been teaching at Hill Creek for five years and has worked as a Level 1 Educational Therapist through NILD.
Caty has two pets, a dog (boxer) and a snake. Caty also has a passion for all things Disney, especially Disneyland. Her other interests include traveling, movies, sports, outdoor activities, crafting, and reading.
Carley Martin earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics along with her Secondary Education Teaching Certification from Seattle Pacific University, graduating magna cum laude in 2007. She earned her way to attend SPU by being valedictorian of her graduating class in high school and obtaining one of only two scholarships given to students in all of Snohomish County called the Washington Scholar Award, which paid a large portion of her tuition. Carley was always a serious and driven student who loved to be involved in all activities; varsity sports, student council, church youth group, and community theater to name a few.
Carley has been delightfully married to her husband Nick for 14 years and they have five children ranging in age from 23 to 5; two daughters and three sons. In that time, Carley has walked alongside her children through many learning settings including public school, private school, homeschool, as well as a Spanish immersion dual language program, while also being a preferred substitute teacher at several local public schools. From 2009 to 2012, Carley was a Bradley Method Childbirth instructor and branched out last year into the realm of math tutoring. Carley is a novice gardener, loves to cook for a crowd, has run the Ragnar Relay 4 times and enjoys playing church volleyball whenever possible.
Carley joined the team at Hill Creek a year ago. She has a passion to make learning fun but thorough, rigorous enough to produce growth, but always engaging and relevant with her primary goal being to create a class environment to which students excitedly return each week, ready to learn more.
Lisa Rollins received a certificate of Biblical Studies from Emmaus Bible College in 1998. After completing her Associate of Arts degree at North Seattle Community College, she went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education in 2005.
Aside from homeschooling her children for the last 11 years, Lisa has worked as a Spanish translator for Bellingham Public Schools, taught elementary age students in a homeschool co-op for two years, directed the homeschool group Classical Conversations for two years, and taught English grammar and writing for one year.
Ever since her exposure to the Spanish language through an inspiring high school teacher, Lisa was motivated to study abroad in Mexico, and continued to travel to Guatemala, Argentina, and Bolivia to improve her Spanish language development and to share God’s love with others. She is an exuberant teacher who works to target multiple learning styles in the classroom, and is excited to share her love for Spanish and other cultures with the students.
A hippie at heart, Lisa enjoys making soup, growing dahlias, and creating silly songs to entertain and embarrass her 5 children and her patient husband of 18 years.