New Year, New Staff: Karyn Ellis

Karyn Ellis is currently teaching science and geography in the Special Education Department at WHS. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, and has an extensive portfolio of careers, many of which have focused on working with teenagers, including being a high school counselor. Additionally, she earned a master’s degree from Portland State University, eventually settling down in Oakland. Ellis enjoys playing board games with friends and watching older TV shows like “House of Cards.” One of her talents is juggling, and she has an adorable dog named Ernest.

Ellis likes working at Washington so far and loves how supportive the staff is!

Isaac Yang is currently a junior at Washington High School who just joined the Hatchet. He grew up in Newark but moved to Fremont after fourth grade, where he met many great people who are his friends to this day. Isaac hopes to explore all aspects of journalism and cover topics of interest such as current events this year. Some of his hobbies are messing around with photoshop and occasionally doodling. When he is not being productive, Isaac likes to hang out with friends and play cards. After high school, he hopes to go to a decent college and work in the science field.

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