Executive Director: Kari DeLoma-Cogo
Hello! As the school’s director, one of my priorities is to make your experience throughout the onboarding process a positive one, as well as to make Totem Lake Children’s Academy a seamless fit for your child and the entire family.
Over the past 16 years, I have worked with hundreds of families who seek quality care and education and the best home away from home for their children. Knowing the choices and dilemmas that parents face in choosing the right school, I appreciate the time and consideration you are giving to explore our school.
I believe that strong leadership evolves from one’s personal mastery of ethics and values; and as an educator, I believe that helping children fulfill their intrinsic need for purpose sets them on the path to become well-rounded citizens.
More about my background...
Founders & Owners: Sunny & Eric Breeden
Hello! As the founders and owners of Totem Lake Children’s Academy, we assume tremendous responsibility and accountability in providing excellent care and education for your children. You have entrusted us with your biggest treasure, and we strive to build on that trust and partnership.
TLCA was built with the vision of being a gathering place for first-time and seasoned parents to trade parenting tips, share their joys as well as their concerns and a place for children to begin life-long friendships. We wanted to establish a school that offers the personal touch and customer appreciation of a small, locally owned business, but one that would outshine any corporate-based chain in terms of state-of-the-art facility and academic curriculum.
Most of all, the school's inspiration stems from our love and appreciation for children and belief that quality education is the key to successful and sustainable societies.
More about our backgrounds. Sunny consulted for the United Nations in Rome, Italy and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, before joining the financial markets industry in Asia. She left her banking career after meeting her husband, falling in love with him along with the natural backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. Sunny has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and her MBA from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.
Eric is an Anesthesiologist, having completed both medical school and residency training at the University of Washington. Eric works behind the scenes in advising the executive decisions of the school.