Sparkle Spot Learning Educators: Who we are…

Julie Hannan, Founder

Julie Hannan is an experienced, passionate educator with over 25 years of teaching experience. She is both a certified K-8 teacher as well as a certified PCI Parent Coach. In 2011, Julie left the classroom to work individually with elementary aged kids and their families.

Her teaching experience includes many years in the classroom at both private and public schools. An avid learning enthusiast, she has taken countless classes, continuing to hone her craft by putting the latest research into practice. Creative and fun, Julie is a master at combining the art and science of teaching. Julie is married and the mother of 3 adult children. Outside the classroom, she has been a Girl Scout leader, volunteered in schools and church, designed curriculum, facilitated PEPS groups, and coached many parents. Julie is a graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology, K-8 teaching certificate, and a M.Ed in Learning and Technology. In 2013 she earned her Parent Coach Certification through the Parent Coaching Institute affiliated with Seattle Pacific University.

Chrystol White, Literacy Tutor

Chrystol White is a skilled and experienced reading teacher. She has over 10 years experience working as a reading interventionist and classroom teacher in both public and private schools. Chrystol is a graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Art and of Seattle University with a K-8 teaching certificate and a Master’s in Teaching.  She has completed advanced training in Wired for Reading and well as LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). Her teaching style tailors lessons to the needs and learning style of each student, utilizing research backed curriculum and methods. When she is not teaching, Chrystol is busy playing with her two young boys, making art, knitting, and working in her community garden.