Meet Our Staff

Blue Lazarou
Director of Development
Raised in Seattle, Blue first came to Morningside as a student in 1982. She returned as a parent in 2008, and returned once again in 2016 as Director of Development! After working in the international shipping industry, Blue moved on to become a stay at home Mother. She has always enjoyed volunteering and helping in her community. Several years ago, Blue went from volunteering to working for nonprofits. She is now honored to have the opportunity to bring her expertise to Morningside. Blue invites Morningside families and alumni to join us to continue to build our fabulous community! Her job is to fund the needs of the school, but can’t do it without you. Together, we can build community and have a lot of fun doing it. Blue looks forward to getting to know you and your children!
Lisa McCallister
Front Desk Receptionist
Lisa joined the Morningside team as the Front Desk Receptionist in June 2022. Lisa grew up in California’s central valley obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Health and Rehabilitations Sciences with an emphasis in public health in 2014 from California State University, Fresno. Lisa has worked in a variety of roles providing administrative support since 2013. She has lived in Seattle for 8 years and enjoys exploring this fantastic city as well as camping and hiking in the many nearby forests. She also enjoys crafting, playing board games and spending time with her cat!
Martha Staff
Director of Admissions
Martha joined the Morningside team as Director of Admissions in December 2018. She grew up in Texas and attended the University of North Texas where she received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Behavior Analysis. During her graduate studies, Martha was a classroom instructor for an undergraduate course in behavior analysis. Since obtaining her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential in 2012, the focus of her work has included parent training, serving at-risk populations, staff training and strengthening her operational skills in the context of behavior analytic service delivery. Her memberships are in the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Outside of work, Martha likes to spend time with friends and family. If that quality time includes some BBQ and a bonfire, all the better!
Robert Denton
Director of Technology
Robert joined Morningside Academy in February, 2018 as the Director of Technology. Although Robert has been with Morningside Academy for only a short time, his association with the Academy, and with Kent and Joanne, goes back almost 20 years! Robert joined Headsprout as the Network Administrator in 2001 where he got to know Kent, Joanne, and Morningside Academy as well, since the academy was piloting Headsprout’s superlative reading solutions at the time. Outside of work, Robert enjoys reading and spending time with his wife, and dog, Sequoia. He is also a hobbyist developer, focusing on iOS apps and Alexa skills.
Stacy Harman
Stacy joined Morningside Academy in 2021 as the Accountant. She grew up in Woodinville, WA and received a Bachelors degree from Western Washington University with a focus on Child Developmental Psychology. She is thrilled to bring her more than 14 years of accounting experience to Morningside while learning about the Academy's methods of teaching. Outside of the office, Stacy loves traveling, wine tasting, going to concerts/plays/shows, and she is an avid reader - often reading at least 2 or 3 books per week. She also has a wedding consulting/day of coordinating business on the weekends that keeps her busy, especially in the spring and summer. Stacy's biggest love of all though, is her family. She lives in Lake Tapps/Auburn with her husband and their two young boys. They are blessed with a large family who all live in Seattle and surrounding areas and are often getting together for gatherings of some sort.
Tristian Shelton
Tristian joined Morningside during the 2021-2022 school year with over 10 years' experience in Property and Facilities support.
Nicolle Simon
Director of Operations
Nicolle joined the Morningside team as Director of Operations in August 2022. She received her Master’s in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Washington and has been supporting students with disabilities in schools, summer programs, home, and clinic settings since 2008. Before joining Morningside, Nicolle was leading a team of 16 Board Certified Behavior Analysts and 97 Behavior Technicians to support students with the highest levels of need in ten public schools in the Greater Seattle Area. She also taught a course on behavior (SPED472-Behavior Assessment and Intervention) for Western Washington University’s Teacher Education Outreach Program for four years as an Adjunct Professor. She began her ABA career in Precision Teaching and is thrilled to be back in a Precision Teaching school! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, going on neighborhood walkabouts, caring for her many houseplants, and reading.