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Assistant Principal Hired at Mount Si High School


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.

Sana Tariq
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.

For more information, read Principal Belcher’s letter to Mount Si High School families sent April 3.



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