Ms. Sana Tariq has been hired as assistant principal for Mount Si High School, following an extensive search and interview process. She will join the school’s leadership team, effective July 1, with administrative responsibilities focused on supervising the Math and Special Education departments, as well as providing professional development for staff.
At the April 4 School Board meeting, the Board of
Directors approved Sana Tariq's appointment and
welcomed her to the Snoqualmie Valley School District.
“Sana Tariq rose as the top candidate above a highly competitive group of more than 40 professional educators, and we are thrilled she has accepted our offer to join the Mount Si staff and community,” explained Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher.
Tariq is currently an assistant principal at Washington Middle School in the Seattle School District, where she supervises the Math, Special Education, and English as a Second Language (ESL) departments, and helps guide implementation of their Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) practices. Previously, she worked in the Issaquah School District at Pine Lake Middle School, 2012-2016. As a Positive Behavior and Social Emotional Support Coach, she was responsible for training all staff on positive classroom management strategies and trauma-informed student interventions. Tariq has also been a Special Education teacher and Special Education department chair at Pine Lake Middle School, during which she helped implement instruction that supported the state’s new math standards and ensured the successful delivery of Smarter Balanced testing for students with IEPs and 504 plans.
She earned her Principal Certification and Program Director Certification from City University of Seattle, and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum Design and Educational Technology from Concordia University in Portland. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a minor in Special Education, from City University in Seattle. In addition to English, she speaks Urdu and Hindi languages.
Tariq will replace Rhonda Schmidt, who was recently appointed to be Two Rivers School Principal next year.
The Snoqualmie Valley School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Nancy Meeks, P.O. Box 400, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, phone 425-831-8000.