For over twenty years, I have been an early childhood professional with experiences in classroom teaching, program administration and consultation, adult education and professional presentations. I hold a Masters in Education in Early Childhood Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I was thrilled to join the Hutch Kids community in 2018.
Hutch Kids is a unique child care, dedicated to serving the families of our partners and the greater South Lake Union area. It is this partnership and proximity that strengthens the relationships between staff and families and between children and parents. I am proud to be a part of this community of families and a dynamic staff of dedicated teachers and staff who everyday strive to do their best in supporting the children and families in their care by providing high quality care and educational experiences.
Assistant Executive Director
Hello, my name is Shawna Rengli and I have been working in Early Childhood Education since 2003 and hold a Masters in Education in Early Childhood Curriculum and instruction from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.
After graduating with a BA from the Evergreen State College with an Emphasis in Poetry, Gender Studies and Education in 2005, I joined the Hutch Kids Team. During my time at Hutch Kids, I have filled many roles from lead teacher on the infant, toddler, and preschool teams to program coordinator, but in 2013, I found my niche as the Assistant Executive Director. I love Hutch Kids for many reasons, but most deeply for the child-centered, play- and interest-based curriculum and the amazing community between families and staff. I am passionate about the continued growth and development of Hutch Kids and upholding the excellent quality of early learning that we pride ourselves on.
In my spare time I love reading, primarily fiction and poetry; creative writing; swimming (fresh water is the best); basking in our precious sunshine; listening to music of all genres; staying current on child development and education; and spending time with my husband, our two daughters and our extended family and friends.
Equity and Inclusion Specialist
My name is Hiawatha Davis III. I am a Seattle native, raised in both the West Seattle and Mount Baker areas. I graduated from Pitzer College in 2018 with a major in African American Studies and a minor in History. I am currently in the process of attaining a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Critical Pedagogy. I have recently moved back to Seattle after two years of teaching preschool in Denver, Colorado for Teach for America. My passion for Early Childhood Education stems from my experiences growing up in a household that was part time home and part time day care. Additionally, my own educational journey has shaped the way in which I have come to understand education (specifically ECE) and the importance of providing each and every student with quality, developmentally appropriate instruction from birth. In my free time I love to read, exercise, binge television shows, and spend quality time with family and friends.
Curriculum and Education Coordinator
I come to Hutch Kids with a background in child and youth development and a passion for early learning. I moved to Seattle from Iowa in 2013, after completing my undergraduate degree in Sociology and Spanish. Since then I have held a variety of roles in childcare, after-school programming, and elementary tutoring. In 2020, I completed my M.Ed. in Learning Sciences & Human Development at the U.W., where I focused on early childhood education, teacher learning, and educational equity. In my spare time, you can find me working in my garden, quilting, knitting, and spending time with my dog Luna. I look forward to supporting the Hutch Kids community!
HR and Business Coordinator
Hello my name is Audrey McMullin and I have been working at Hutch Kids since June of 2012. Prior to starting at Hutch Kids I taught and managed the youth program at a martial arts school in North Seattle for 5 years with children in pre-k through teens in high school. I love working at Hutch Kids and engaging with the different families and watching the children develop and flourish. I am always available to assist our staff and families in creating an environment where each child is known and celebrated. When I’m not at my desk you will probably find me visiting my son Oran in his classroom. When I am not at Hutch Kids, I am spending time with my husband and son in our home city of Tacoma, Washington. We enjoy running around in the rain or sunshine at parks and playgrounds, building and creating with arts and crafts, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Hello, my name is Teresa. Originally from Northern California, I came to Washington 25 years ago and have worked in food manufacturing for 10-years. When my son’s daycare closed, my partner and I chose to open our own daycare, which led to a love for working with young children. I’ve been at Hutch Kids since 2010. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking; camping; and spending time with family.