Manuela Crowley

Assistant Director of Early Learning

From her own elementary school days at the Army Base School in Frankfurt, Germany, Manuela always loved solving problems. She loved helping others solve problems too, and she spent many years doing so as a teacher in elementary schools in New York and Massachusetts before moving to Seattle. Now Manuela is solving Northwest style problems: negotiating tides in a kayak, finding the best spots for crab pots, fixing flats while biking around Lopez Island in the San Juans. And, of course, inventing new ways to engage kids in math.

Manuela’s children are grown and out in the world solving problems on their own, but Manuela is still enjoying helping kids solve problems through Zeno. She feels fortunate to be doing this important work as part of such a creative and supportive team.