Teacher & Staff Likes for 2023-2024

If you need help finding that special something to recognize a special staff member at Hollywood Hill, the favorites lists below were provided by staff members to help you know what they need and want both personally and for their classrooms/work spaces.

HHE Staff Members: If you would like your favorites list published or need your list below updated, please contact us here.


Front Office

Judy Robb

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Dark Chocolate, Nuts
  • Color: Teal
  • Flower: Rose
  • Drink Order: Non-fat Caramel Latte
  • Snack: Popcorn, Red Wine
  • Sports Team:
  • Place to Shop: Starbucks, Amazon
  • Hobbies: Card Making, Knitting/Crocheting

For the Office

    • Needed Supplies: Fun Sticky Notes
    • Amazon Wish List: None

Mary Barringer

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Chocolate, Cookies, Donuts
  • Color: Yellow
  • Flower: Tulips
  • Drink Order: English breakfast tea, Diet Coke
  • Snack: Popcorn, granola bars
  • Sports Team: Mariners
  • Place to Shop: Amazon, Target
  • Hobbies: Golf, yoga

For the Office

    • Needed Supplies: sticky notes
    • Amazon Wish List: None


Dean of Students

Tanya O'Rourke

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Chocolate and Coconut
  • Color: Green
  • Flower: Hydrangea
  • Drink Order: Tall Latte w/ heavy cream
  • Snack: Cheese and Fruit
  • Sports Team: UW Huskies
  • Place to Shop: Starbucks, Nordstrom
  • Hobbies: Baking, Cooking, Walking

For the Classroom

    • Needed Supplies: Post Its and Pencils
    • Amazon Wish List: None



Dr. Gregory Cox

  •  Coming Soon



Kristen White

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Dark Chocolate
  • Color: White
  • Flower: White Roses
  • Drink Order: Large iced americano with coconut milk
  • Snack: granola and fruit
  • Sports Team: Seattle Sounders
  • Place to Shop: TraderJoes, Nordstrom
  • Hobbies: Hot Yoga, gardening
  • Music Genre: No info submitted (yet)

For the Classroom

Callie White



1st Grade

Sarah Brittingham

  • Allergies: None

  • Sweet Treat: Chocolate (anything)
  • Color: Blue
  • Flower: Peonies
  • Drink Order: Sparkling Water
  • Snack: Love granola bars (Kind bars are great), fig bars, Kit Kat, Twix, etc.
  • Sports Team: Seahawks!
  • Place to Shop: Target and Amazon are my favorites!
  • Hobbies: Love to bake, exercise and travel with my family
  • Music Genre: Country

For the Classroom

Emi Blaser

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Brownies, Cookies
  • Color: Blues, Greens, Purples
  • Flower: Lillies
  • Drink Order: Mocha
  • Snack: Chips and Salsa
  • Sports Team:
  • Place to Shop: Target, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
  • Hobbies: Reading, Baking, Painting
  • Music Genre: 90s/2000s Hip Hop

For the Classroom

    • Needed Supplies: Stools for Small Group Table, Painting back wall
    • Amazon Wish List - None provided


2nd Grade

Laura Garinger

  • Allergies: None

  • Sweet Treat: Dark Chocolate
  • Color: Green
  • Flower: Sunflowers
  • Drink Order: 2% Latte no flavor
  • Snack: Salty
  • Sports Team: Seahawks
  • Place to Shop: Target
  • Hobbies: Reading
  • Music Genre: Indie Rock

For the Classroom:

    • Needed Supplies: Teachers Pay Teachers Gift cards
    • Amazon Wish List: None

Lisa Ward

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Chocolate
  • Color: Blue
  • Flower: Hibiscus
  • Drink Order: Americano
  • Snack: pretzels; cheese and crackers
  • Sports Team: University of Washington
  • Place to Shop: Target or Amazon
  • Hobbies: Reading realistic fiction novels or inspiring memoirs of people who've overcome obstacles 
  • Music Genre: Pop Rock

For the Classroom


Sensory (K-2)

Cherie Heltne

  • Allergies: Milk
  • Sweet Treat: Peachie-Os
  • Color: Purple and Teal
  • Flower: Sunflowers
  • Drink Order: Iced chai latte with coconut milk
  • Snack: Pineapple/berries
  • Sports Team: Celtics
  • Place to Shop: Amazon, Michaels, Target
  • Hobbies: Crafting
  • Music Genre: 90s Hip Hop

For the Classroom


2nd Grade EAP

Kelsea Taylor



2nd/3rd Grade Split EAP

Emily Mus



3rd Grade

Earl Bach

  • Allergies: None

  • Sweet Treat: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Color: Yellow
  • Flower: Prefers houseplants to flowers
  • Drink Order: water (prefer DQ giftcards to Starbucks)
  • Snack: Trail mix, healthy bars, plain almonds
  • Sports Team: Liverpool FC, Sounders FC
  • Place to Shop: Trader Joes, Costco, Target, Dairy Queen
  • Hobbies: Reading, riding my bike, running, guitar, soccer, poetry
  • Music Genre: Indie Folk

For the Classroom

    • Needed Supplies: Seat Sacks for 16 seats for extra supply storage or the students laptop computers.
    • Amazon Wish List

Kyle Fowler

  • Allergies: None 
  • Sweet Treat: Pie
  • Color: Green
  • Flower: I prefer herbs (mint/basil are my favorites)
  • Drink Order: Cold Brew (just black)
  • Snack: Anything sweet (but also things like veggies and hummus)
  • Sports Team: None
  • Place to Shop: Amazon, Fred Meyer > H&M/Old Navy
  • Hobbies: Painting (watercolor)
  • Music Genre: Indie Pop & 80s New Wave

For the Classroom

  • Needed Supplies: Lysol Wipes!
  • Amazon Wish List: None


3rd Grade EAP

Erica Wark

  • Allergies: None (Vegetarian)
  • Sweet Treat: Brownies
  • Color: Neon Green
  • Flower: Gerber Daisy
  • Drink Order: Vanilla/soy latte, light ice
  • Snack: Fruit roll-ups, goldfish
  • Sports Team: Seahawks!!, Mariners
  • Place to Shop: PCC, Nordstrom, REI
  • Hobbies: Running 
  • Hobbies: Running
  • Music Genre: No info submitted (yet)

For the Classroom

    • Needed Supplies: Babysitter Club series books, Treehouse series books
    • Amazon Wish List: None


4th Grade

Sarah Massey

  • Allergies: Gluten Free 
  • Sweet Treat: Cookies (Gluten Free)
  • Color: Blue
  • Flower: Any
  • Drink Order: Love Coffee! French Vanilla
  • Snack: Any GF Snacks
  • Sports Team: Seahawks
  • Place to Shop: Amazon, Target
  • Hobbies: Love watching movies with my kiddos
  • Music Genre: 80's/Pop

For the Classroom

    • Needed Supplies: Reading Group Book Sets
    • Amazon Wish List: None


4th/5th Grade Split

Sheila Powell

  • Allergies: Shellfish 
  • Sweet Treat: Yorks
  • Color: Purple or Pink
  • Flower: Trillium
  • Drink Order: English Breakfast Tea
  • Snack: Nuts
  • Sports Team: Sea Hawks, Chicago Bears, Mariners, Gonzaga Bulldogs
  • Place to Shop: Eddie Bauer, Amazon, Target
  • Hobbies: Running, reading (vampire) books
  • Music Genre: Opera

For the Classroom

    • Needed Supplies: None
    • Amazon Wish List: None


4th/5th Grade Split EAP

Becky Schock

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Kit Kats and Twix
  • Color: Teal
  • Flower: Gerber Daisies and Sunflowers
  • Drink Order: Diet Coke, Starbucks - Double Chocolatey Chip Frap.
  • Snack: Chips, Pretzels, and Sweets
  • Sports Team: Seattle Kraken, Steelers, Penguins, and Sounders
  • Place to Shop: Amazon, Target, Nordstrom, Old Navy
  • Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Camping
  • Music Genre: No info submitted (yet)

For the Classroom


5th Grade

Scott Herman



Sensory (3-5)

Shelley Ramcke

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Cookies with no nuts
  • Color: Red and Purple
  • Flower: Daisies and any!
  • Drink Order: Grande Americano with white mocha and cream (hot or iced)
  • Snack: Salty, Nuts, Chips
  • Sports Team: North Creek Jaguars, Seahawks
  • Place to Shop: Amazon, Starbucks
  • Hobbies: Chickens, quads, scrapbooking

For the Classroom:

    • Needed Supplies: Learning toys and games
    • Amazon Wish List: None


5th Grade EAP

Kristin Zimmerman

  • Allergies: None
  • Sweet Treat: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Color: Purple
  • Flower: Irises
  • Drink Order: Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Lattes from Starbucks
  • Snack: Fresh veggies, like celery and carrots, edamame, kettle chips, tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole.
  • Sports Team: Not a huge sports fan, home team is the Washington Redskins.
  • Place to Shop: Amazon and Target
  • Hobbies: Reading, journaling, and going to concerts and movies. 
  • Music Genre: No info submitted (yet)