Elementary Specialists

“Our boys still talk fondly of their North Wall days. They have so many happy memories from there!  You created a loving and positive environment. Marty & I felt like we grew as parents with the positive discipline classes, and we so appreciate how you worked with us on our son’s severe peanut allergies.  NWS was a blessing to our family and know it was to many others as well.” Lori Fritz

Lisa Zalopany, P.E Specialist

BS in Community Health

Credits in Gifted Education

Personal Background

Lisa has a BS degree in Community Health Education and Exercise Physiology, has earned Early Childhood credits at SFCC and gifted ed credit at Whitworth.  Lisa has taught for many years in both preschools and elementary schools, including the Koloa Early School in Kauai and St. Thomas More in Spokane. Lisa lived on Kauai for 25 years before coming to Spokane, and she is the proud mother of 7 children and 13 grandchildren.  She enjoys participating in a variety of athletics and always enjoyed her children’s athletic events, all the way up to the collegiate level. Lisa is also a gardener and crafter. Teaching, and loving all children gives Lisa the greatest joy!

Caralee Palmer, 2nd-6th Grade Math Teacher

AA Child Development

BA in Elementary Education

Personal Background

Caralee has an AA in Child Development and a BA in Elementary Education. At North Wall she has been a TA in the Early Childhood Center for 1 year and a Lead Teacher for 8 years in our morning program. In 2022, Caralee began as the Lead Math Teacher with our 2nd-6th Grade Class. She has been involved in the Elementary Summer Enrichment program as well as Summer Camps, including Art Rocks! and Making and Tinkering. Caralee and her husband have three daughters and a dog. They enjoy going to the lake, hiking, canoeing, boating, visiting the beach and attending the theatre. They also like to do arts and crafts and go swimming. Caralee loves watching each child grow and explore through learning!