Faculty & Staff

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Heidi Songstad

ABE/HSC Program Chair


Heidi Songstad has a Master's degree in Adult Education and Training from Seattle University.  She began teaching as a bank trainer and realized that she needed to pursue her love for instruction.  Prior to completing her degree, Heidi volunteered as an English instructor at a refugee agency in Seattle, WA, and taught English as a ...more about Heidi Songstad

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Tonya Estes



Tonya Estes has been teaching since 1994: English language, math, social studies, science, computers, and literature. She thinks she has one of the best jobs in the world!  Every day Tonya creates positive learning opportunities, learns about the world, and celebrates academic successes with her students and colleagues. She received her B.A. from the Evergreen State College, and her M.A. from ...more about Tonya Estes

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Margaret Goertz



Margaret Goertz has taught at BC in the English, ESL and ABE departments since 2009. Previously she was a high school English teacher, and an ESL teacher in Frankfurt, Germany and Hangzhou, China. Teaching at BC lets her return to an exciting classroom atmosphere, where students are in transition and looking to change their lives by improving ...more about Margaret Goertz

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Elaine Nutter

Student Transition Navigator

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Kristi Raymond



Kristi began her teaching career in 1992 as a middle school science teacher.  Since then, she has taught in a wide range of settings, including K-8 public schools, preschools, hospitals, clinics and universities. Kristi has an Ed.S. degree from the University of Virginia in Reading Education and is a reading specialist.  In addition, she has ...more about Kristi Raymond