Donna Beaver, Principal
Small Class Sizes
Our intentionally smaller school size ensures students receive the personal attention and care they need to succeed and grow. Our teachers provide the fundamentals for a rigorous academic career and make learning a joy.
Beginning in kindergarten, students enjoy a wide variety of specialist programs including art, music, computers, Spanish and PE.
Safety and Security
The safety of our students is our highest priority. The Gateway Elementary campus is fully locked during school hours, and each classroom is equipped with a lockdown mechanism. Our staff and students are trained in the ALICE method by Kitsap County sheriffs each year.
Spiritual education is fostered through Bible classes, Scripture memorization, and weekly chapels. Biblical principles are integrated throughout curriculum to instill a biblical worldview in students that celebrates the truth that there is a personal God who has created us, loves us and calls us to follow Him.
Rachel Dominy - Kindergarten
Barbro Turner - First Grade
In addition to homeschooling her 5 children, Mrs. Turner has taught 1st and 2nd grade for over 14 years. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Social Studies and Elementary Education from Bethel College and her 5th year teaching certificate from Seattle Pacific University. In her 1st grade classroom, you'll find students learning "Secret Stories" to help them remember sounds that letter combinations can make and singing songs to help them learn about grammar. Mrs. Turner loves teaching at Gateway because she gets to work with great staff, students, and families, and everyone is kind and encouraging!
K'Dionne Budde - Second Grade
Mrs. Budde has spent the last 10 years teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels and has a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Houston at Victoria. Mrs. Budde loves using games to reinforce concepts, and in her classroom you'll often find her students playing Jeopardy or Jenga for review! Her 2nd graders also earn "Budde Bucks" as a reward system for class prizes. Gateway is Mrs. Budde's first experience teaching at a Christian school and she loves it because the support from parents and staff is something she has never witnessed before. Everyone looks out for each other and it's a culture you simply can't get anywhere else.
Kelsey Berg - Third Grade
Jennica Benkert - Fourth Grade
Mrs. Benkert has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Vanguard University and attended California Lutheran University for her teacher preparation program. Over the past 15 years, she has taught everything from preschool to high school English! Mrs. Benkert loves to incorporate physical activity in the classroom and often you'll find her 4th graders learning a silly dance and song to remember a concept. They also enjoy hatching and raising live salmon, researching historical figures for the Wax Museum, and dropping eggs off the railing outside to test thier STEM skills. Mrs. Benkert loves teaching at Gateway because of the family atmosphere where she can show her students how much they are loved!
Bill Parrott - Fifth Grade
Mr. Parrott has spent the past 45 years working with children, both in children's ministry and as a classroom teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Education from Old Dominion University. He has a passion for teaching from a biblical worldview, and you'll often find him talking theology with his 5th graders. In his classroom, students start their day with praise & worship songs, solve mysteries, and politely laugh at his puns! Mr. Parrott loves teaching at Gateway because, along with his students, he can freely talk about math, science and history and the Creator of math, science and history!
705 NE Lincoln Rd