Kindergarten - Leeanne Bennett

Mrs. Bennett teaches kindergarten. Two unique facts about her are... she has no middle name and always wanted one.... and she is a registered Sioux Indian from South Dakota.

She has loved being a mentor to many student teachers from WSU, which is also her alma mater. Mrs. Bennett is married and has 4 children of her own. One day she hopes to have a grandchild or two.

Mrs. Bennett has been teaching kindergarten at Jefferson for many years and plans to stay for a few more. She really loves to watch how the students grow and change during the kindergarten year. "I love being a part of their learning! I have always liked the creative part of teaching too. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about what the students and I are going to do the next school day!"


First Grade - Lindsay Wright

Hi! My name is Lindsey Wright and have taught both third and first grade in Lighthouse. I graduated with honors in 2010 from Washington State University (GO COUGS!) and have been located here at Jefferson ever since. In 2016, I continued my education and obtained my Master of Science in Literacy.

When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my young daughter, family, friends, and Olive, my black lab. Going to movies and shopping are activities I never say no to.

My favorite things about teaching at Jefferson are Spirit Friday's and the wonderful community surrounding this high achieving school. If I could give one piece of advice to students, it would be to give 100% effort, 100% of the time!


Second Grade - Marcia Lemkau

Ms. Lemkau has been teaching since 1995 and received her Master of Arts in Teaching in 2003. Since coming to Lighthouse in 1999, she has taught kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and currently teaches second grade. Professionally, she has critiqued books and lessons for a book company, and has been on the school leadership team.

A Washington State transplant from the midwest, she enjoys crossfit, activities with her child, and reading anything she can get her hands on.

"My number one passion is learning. I believe that there is nothing more valuable in life than education, and it is this belief that lead to a profession in education. "


Third Grade - Rebecca Camp

Greetings! My name is Rebecca Camp and I have been teaching at Jefferson Elementary since 2006. This year I am teaching 3rd grade in our Lighthouse Community. I have taught every grade level at Jefferson either in the traditional classroom or in the computer lab. I completed my Master of Teaching Degree at the University of Washington and I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Human Development from California State University, Hayward.

When I am not teaching I spend most of my time with my family- outdoors if possible. My family includes my husband Scott, daughter Sienna, and my son Marcus. Sienna has graduated from the co-op and Marcus is currently a student in the co-op. We love riding bikes, going to parks and museums, doing art and puzzles, and of course reading!

I love being part of the Jefferson Lighthouse community because the students, families, and staff truly care about making our school a safe, exciting, and engaging place to learn! My advice to our students is to always put forth your best effort in everything you do!

To contact me: rcamp@everettsd.org or Classroom (425) 385-7442

Fourth Grade - Jarucia Jaycox

Welcome to 4th grade! This is a truly exciting year in your student’s life for learning, exploration, responsibility, and growth! Prior to joining Lighthouse, I worked four years in Lake Washington as a learning specialist with K-5 students. And prior to that I have nearly 20 years of working with children, youth, and families in a wide range of learning, recreational, and support settings.

When I’m not at work, I’m still at work as a mom of 3 (two elementary and one middle school), who attend other Everett schools. I’m also an avid reader (with my eyes and ears…Thanks Audible!), gardener, game player, community participant, and all around explorer. I love learning with my students and own children.

I look forward to sharing this year with you and your Lighthouse student!

Fifth Grade - Sarah Lucas

I have been teaching in the Lighthouse program since 2015 and previously taught 9 years in the Snohomish School District, working with 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. I chose to come to Lighthouse because I believe in the cooperative model, and see the benefit of having parents so closely engaged in their children's school experience. I greatly enjoy teaching all of the subjects, and work hard to integrate lessons as much as possible. We do a great deal of reading and writing in the classroom, often focusing on social studies and science topics. I have 4 children - two grown, a middle schooler who graduated from the co-op, and an elementary aged child who is in the co-op.