Jackie Puppe Wotipka, Owner and Director of MIA
During my time in public schools, I spearheaded (from the ground up) Mercer Islands School District’s Gifted and Talented program, designed and wrote the district profile, served on many school/district committees, mentored and supervised teachers, organized various outreach programs and formulated school wide broadcasting news programs. In addition, I was a Teacher Consultant for National Geographic Society, State Coordinator for Geography, Awareness Week, Task Force Member for Gifted Education in Lake Washington, School District and an Australian Exchange Teacher.
My other pleasures are being a wife and mother of two (Cayden and Payton). I wanted to continue my training and practice in education and to be with my children as well. MIA started as a small preschool in our home and has grown into a successful, vibrant and unique kindergarten and preschool program. Now, I have the best of worlds, “doing what I love best and being with my children.” This is how M.I. Academy was founded.
Alyson Mukai, K/1/2 Teacher
Christina Parker, Office Assistant
Hailey Cross, Pre Kindergarten Teacher
Jill Keeney, Teacher Assistant
Rana Mahmud, Teacher/Teacher Assistant