Welcome to new Snoqualmie Valley School District administrators, from left: SanaTariq (Mount Si High School Assistant Principal), Katelyn Long (Fall City Elementary Principal), Lisa Boysen (Elementary Assistant Principal), Robin Earl (Opstad Elementary/Fall City Elementary Assistant Principal), and Rhonda Schmidt (Two Rivers School Principal). (Courtesy Photo)

Snoqualmie Valley School District announces leadership transitions for the 2017-18 school year

  • Friday, September 1, 2017 7:30am
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In preparation for the beginning of the new school year, the Snoqualmie Valley School District has announced some changes that have been made to leadership at the various schools around the district.

Katelyn Long has been appointed to the principalship of Fall City Elementary School. Last year she joined the Snoqualmie Valley School District as an assistant principal serving Fall City Elementary and Opstad Elementary. Previously, Long was an administrative intern at Voyager Elementary School in Gig Harbor and a K-5 instructional facilitator for the Peninsula School District. She also taught grades 3-5 for six years in school districts including Peninsula, Bellingham, Clover Park, and Snoqualmie Valley.

Long earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Washington University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Western Governors University, and Principal Certification from the University of Washington.

Robin Earl has been hired as an elementary assistant principal. She will replace Katelyn Long and will split her service between Fall City Elementary and Opstad Elementary.

Earl brings significant experience in education leadership from the Issaquah School District. She served 12 years in principal roles at Creekside and Challenger elementary schools, and taught for 13 years in Issaquah, Lake Washington and Seattle schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in developmental reading, both from University of Washington; she completed her Administrator Certification from Western Washington University.

Lisa Boysen was recently hired as an assistant principal for a districtwide administrative role that will support several Snoqualmie Valley schools this year. Boysen has served students at Cascade View Elementary for the past 12 years, as a kindergarten teacher, teacher leader, and administrative intern. Boysen has a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Washington, and recently completed her master’s degree in educational leadership and her Principal Certification at UW Bothell.

Darren Brown was hired as Mount Si High School’s Student Activities Director. Brown, who has been a teacher and coach in the District for 15 years, will oversee student activities and athletics programs, while continuing to teach the ASB student government class.

Last spring, two other administrative appointments were announced. The first was Rhonda Schmidt, formerly an assistant principal at Mount Si High School, who is now the principal of Two Rivers School. She will also oversee the Parent Partnership Program, for families who choose to home school their students. Schmidt replaces Amy Montanye-Johnson who is now principal at ACES High School in the Mukilteo School District.

Sana Tariq was also hired to be an assistant principal at Mount Si High School, replacing Rhonda Schmidt. Tariq was an assistant principal at Washington Middle School in the Seattle School District last year.

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