Academic advising

Advisors at the School of Educational Studies (SES) are ready to assist you. We help undergraduate, undergradute-transfer and graduate students in a variety of areas, including guidance on institutional policy, course planning, and preparation for graduation and beyond. Learn more about our advisors below and set up an in-person or phone advising appointment today.

Advisor email guidelines

Please follow these guidelines:

  1. In the subject line include your name and your program / program of interest
    EX:  Subject: "Albert Einstein, K8 Post-Baccalaureate Program"
  2. Include your UW student number (if any) in the body
  3. Brief, specific message describing your issue or question.
  4. Tell us which advisor in our school (if any) you have met with before.

Questions about who to contact?

If you are unsure of which advisor to see, email with the information under the "advisor email guidelines" heading or visit our office in UW1-311.


  • Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
  • Call our front desk 425-352-5411
  • If your call is not answered right away, please leave a voicemail with the information under the "advisor email guidelines" heading and your email address.

Undergraduate advising

""Amy Couto

Academic Advisor - BA and Postbac
Amy advises students with last names M-Z in the BA Educational Studies program, students in or interested in our Education Minors, and students interested in joining or currently enrolled in our K8 Teacher Certification Post-baccalaureate program.


Schedule with Amy


""Akyia Westley

Academic Advisor - BA and Elementary Education Option
Akyia advises students in the BA Educational Studies program with last names A-L, and students in the Elementary Education Option.


Schedule with Akyia


Undergraduate transfer student advising

KristenKristen Labrecque

Transfer Advisor & Recruiter
Kristen works in the Admissions Office to advises prospective students interested in transferring to UW Bothell and majoring in  Educational Studies. Please contact Kristen for info about the UW Bothell application and transfer processes.


Schedule with Kristen

Graduate advising


Michele GraaffMichele Graaff

Academic Advisor
Michele advises current and prospective students interested in our Leadership Development for   Education (LEDE) program, and our Expanding Capacity for Special Education Leadership (ECSEL) program.

In addition, she advises prospective students interested in our Master of Education (M.Ed.) programK8 Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program and the Secondary and  Middle Level Teacher Certification  M.Ed. program.

Email Michele to schedule:

Marissa-Heringer-Photo-(2).jpgMarissa Heringer

Assistant Director of Academic Services
Marissa supervises the undergraduate and graduate advising team and can answer questions regarding all SES programs.

Email Marissa to schedule: