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Principal Coffee Chat
Monday, May. 20 at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Meet our new interim Principal, Ms. Kathy Jolly!
Join Principal Kathy Jolly in a conversation over coffee in the cafeteria!
Dear Alki Community,
Starting May 1st, I will be your interim principal while Ms Deese is on child care leave. I feel honored to have been asked to help out during the last two months of the school year. I met the staff in March and now I look forward to meeting all the students. I plan to visit every classroom this week so that I can introduce myself and they can put a face to a name.
I am excited to work in West Seattle again as I am a West Seattle resident and love living in this community. I began my teaching career over forty years ago at Genesee Hill Elementary. I also taught at Roxhill and Beacon Hill. I was a Kindergarten teacher, classroom teacher, computer specialist, and science specialist. I became a Star Mentor and worked with new teachers for three years. After a successful teaching career I returned to school to get my administrative credentials. I retired in 2014 after serving as principal at Laurehurst Elementary for over ten years.
Since my retirement I have worked as an interim administrator at View Ridge, Lafayette, Cascadia, McDonald International, Hazel Wolf K-8, Madrona, Gatewood, Broadview Thomson K-8, and Fairmount Park. I am looking forward to working at Alki Elementary and being a part of your learning community.
My goal while I am at Alki is to provide a seamless transition so that everyone has a successful last two months of school. I plan to be in classrooms, on the playground, in the lunchroom, and at all PTA and school events. I have an open door policy and am looking forward to meeting everyone.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
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