Middle School Faculty
Rhys Smoker was born into a family of fisheries biologists in Juneau, Alaska, where he grew up on wild berries and salmon. He completed a BS in Oceanography at Humboldt State University and eventually returned to his home waters to earn an MAT at the University of Alaska Southeast.
He is a passionate natural science and mathematics educator who has taught in many classroom and outdoor settings. His favorite plant is the skunk-cabbage. Rhys moved to Bellingham with his wife and daughter in 2016 and is honored to be starting his first year teaching at EA in the fall of 2019.