I have been in education for over 21 years, most recently serving as Assistant Principal at Canyon Creek Elementary in the Northshore School District. I enjoy building strong relationships with staff, students, families and community members. My goal as principal of Crystal Springs is to guide and support each and every student and staff member to reach their highest potential in a safe and nurturing environment. I believe in the academic, social and emotional needs of all students. I believe in providing a learning environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion where students have a strong sense of belonging.
On a personal level, I was born and raised in Shoreline, WA, and am the youngest of 5 children. I have 8 beautiful nieces and nephews ranging in age from 17 - 40, 2 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew ages 5, 3 and 7 months. I truly enjoy supporting all of them and watching them grow as they find their way in this world. Much like the students I serve, they inspire me each day and help me to be a better person. They are truly my biggest joy outside of the school house.
Looking forward to being a Roadrunner and having a fantastic school year together.
This is my 20th year in education. I have been a Teacher, Dean, Counselor, College and Career Specialist, and most recently, a coach for school-based Racial Equity teams. I have worked both at the school and district-level. I am excited to bring my student-centered and culturally responsive background to Crystal Springs, but more importantly, I am looking forward to learning from this community.
I have been in the greater Seattle area for about 6 years but spent most of my life and career in California. My wife Alicia and I have a Frenchie named Buckley. He is such a little character! I recently graduated from the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington. We are a proud Husky household. I have a serious travel bug and must admit that I am a bit of a foodie.
I am excited to meet you all and look forward to being part of this amazing community!