Educational Leadership Alumni

Over the years, the Seattle Pacific University School of Education has equipped and sent out hundreds of dedicated, skilled teachers who serve throughout Washington state and beyond. These SPU alumni lead within the field of education as superintendents, principals, district leaders, policy makers, and more.

Here is just a small sampling of our recent alumni and their current areas of service.

Name Certification completion year Current school district Current school of employment/job site Current job title
Kelly Sheward 2008 Marysville Marshall Elementary Principal
James Woollard 2011 The Bear Creek School (Private) The Bear Creek School in Redmond, Washington  Director of Student Information Systems
Irina Kourilenko 2011 Mukilteo Discovery Elementary Dean of Students
Lysandra Ness 2012 Tacoma Foss IB World School Principal
Michelle Pickard 2013 Issaquah Issaquah Valley Elementary Principal
Jennifer Chambers 2014 Everett  Everett Public Schools Instructional Technology Facilitator
Michael Clark 2014 Lake Washington Norman Rockwell Elementary School Principal
Barbara Pridgeon 2014 Lake Washington  Emily Dickinson Preschool and Elementary School, and Explorer Community School Principal
Roz Thompson 2015
Association of Washington School Principals Director of Government Relations and Advocacy
Jimmy Cho 2015 Lake Washington Benjamin Franklin Elementary Principal
Nicole Franson 2016 Archdiocese of Seattle St. Mary School Aberdeen Principal
Kathleen Conklin 2016 Archdiocese of Seattle Assumption St. Bridget Grade School Principal
Anna Wallace (née Birinyi) 2016 Seattle Cascadia Elementary Principal
Andra Kelley-Batstone 2016 Olympia Olympia High School Assistant Principal
Nancy Carroll 2016 Federal Way Federal Way Public Schools Assistant Director Student Support Services
Ashley Hylton 2016 Catholic / Independent Eastside Catholic Middle School Principal
Mary Bettelli 2017 Bellevue Eastgate Elementary School Assistant Principal
Helen Yung 2017 Bellevue Somerset Elementary School Assistant Principal
Landon Maggs 2017 Seattle Rainier Beach High School Academic Intervention Specialist
Julie Echols 2017 Edmonds  Lynndale and Seaview Elementary Assistant Principal
Tanya Brinck 2017 Edmonds Scriber Lake High School and Cedar Way Elementary Assistant Principal
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