Assistant Principal Transitions for 2019-20 School Year
Next school year, the Snoqualmie Valley School District is planning for a few changes regarding assistant principal roles. Below is a summary of changes planned, which will be effective July 1 and into the 2019-20 school year.
Welcome New Hires:
Andre Glover has been hired to be assistant principal for Twin Falls Middle School beginning the 2019-20 school year. He will join us from the Federal Way Public Schools where he has been assistant principal at Silver Lake Elementary School for the past four years, and served as Summer School Principal. Prior, he was an educator for Yelm Community Schools, teaching K-6 Physical Education (for four years) and 4th grade (for six years). He has also been an Associate Professor at City University in Tacoma and taught 6th grade math at a Summer Academy. Glover earned his Educational Leadership Administrator Certificate from City University in Renton; a Master of Education degree with an endorsement for Curriculum & Instruction in Literacy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education from Evergreen State College. He will replace Megan Botulinski, who will be principal of Snoqualmie Middle School, when the district re-instates SMS next fall.
Emily Hays has been hired to be an elementary school assistant principal in SVSD. She will split her time supporting Cascade View Elementary (CVES) and Opstad Elementary (OES) next year. Hays is currently a Literacy Language Specialist at OES. She joined the Snoqualmie Valley School District this fall, after moving to the area from Illinois. Previously, she was a Reading Interventionist (for 10 years) and a Special Education teacher (2 years) at elementary schools in Mahomet, Illinois. Hays has earned two Master of Education degrees from the University of Illinois -- in Educational Administration & Leadership and in Special Education; she has also completed 32 credits towards a Ph.D. in Education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Both Glover and Hays were hired following thorough interview processes over the last month. Their positions were posted and attracted a pool of applicants that including internal and external candidates. Finalists interviewed with staff, principals, district administrators and Superintendent Rob Manahan, prior to the final hiring decisions and offers being made.
Kaaren Kim will transition to a fulltime role as assistant principal for Timber Ridge Elementary School next year, offering more time and support to TRES in light of the school’s growing enrollment. For the remainder of this school year, she will continue in her current assistant principal role, splitting her support between TRES and CVES.
Robin Earl, assistant principal at OES and Fall City Elementary (FCES) currently, is planning to work part-time next year. She will continue to serve FCES as assistant principal, in a half-time role in 2019-20.
Together, these changes opened the opportunity that Emily Hays will be filling.