Posted by Cathy Bisaillon on May 23, 2019
“Education options are coming to Bremerton in 2020,” opened Amanda Gardner. As the Co-Founder of Catalyst Public Schools, Amanda (inset) has been working on making her dream a reality since Charter Schools were written into Washington State law in 2016. Amanda and Co-Founder, Tatiana Epanchin, are passionate to open the school that will serve a diverse student population including at-risk children and kids with disabilities. The school will initially offer curriculum for Kindergarten, first, fifth and sixth grades; then, it will expand to eventually provide K-8 education.
“We have community support and a waiting list for students,” Amanda explained. “Now, the challenge is to find a facility with at least 32,000 square feet.” The organization is also looking for finance and legal professionals to round out its Board of Directors. Discover more about Catalyst Public Schools, or join its mailing list at