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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.

Kathy Jolly
Alki Interim Principal kmjolly@seattleschools.org



Monday, May. 20
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM