Meet Our Associate Principal
Dear Dickinson Elementary and Explorer School Community,
It is with great excitement that I join the Dickinson Elementary and Explorer team as an Associate Principal. I am truly honored to become a part of the many avenues for learning enrichments, strong parent and community engagement, student leadership, and care for nature that is an integral part of the Dickinson and Explorer Community.
I bring with me an unwavering belief that all students can succeed. We, as educators, make that happen by providing supports and scaffolds for all students to reach their potential every day. This coming school year will be my 11th year in education. I have experience teaching in private and public schools, including The Bush School in Seattle and Panther Lake Elementary in Kent School District, among others. After seven years of teaching, I obtained a full-time year-long administrative internship and then moved into an Assistant Principal role in Kent where I have been for the last two years. I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Education from Central Washington University and I graduated in 2017 with my M.A. in Educational Leadership from Seattle Pacific University. Personally, I love to learn, grow, and take on challenges.
Outside of work life, I have a fun and active family, including five beautiful children. My oldest daughter just graduated from high school and will be attending UW College of Engineering this fall! I have a love for hiking, reading, and running. My favorite mountains with amazing views are Mt. Si and Mailbox Peak. We are so fortunate to live in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
I am sincerely humbled to have the opportunity to lead in a school with a rich tradition of educational excellence. Please stop by to say hello; I am excited to meet you!