Big welcome to Garfield’s new Assistant Principal Katrina Hunt!
Hello Garfield High School Team!
It is with great enthusiasm that I join the Garfield High School community as your Assistant Principal. I am looking forward to meeting you all and thrilled about joining an established team with a history of making dreams come true for the students you serve.
During the first half of the 2016-17 school year, I served as an Assistant Principal at Todd Beamer High School in the Federal Way school district. I was responsible for providing instructional leadership and professional development to the Math and Science departments as well as creating a new comprehensive counseling team in a building that until this year did not have counselors.
Prior to my work at Todd Beamer, I spent 6 years as the School Transformation Facilitator at Aki Kurose Middle School. My role encompassed discipline, teacher coaching and support, professional development planning and presentation, academic interventions, family engagement and a variety of other leadership responsibilities. I am particular proud of the sustainable systems and structures that I created to monitor early warning indicator (EWI) data and engage staff in data analysis. Our EWI meetings allowed staff to intervene quickly and strategically to academic concerns and the school community as a whole to create interventions to address attendance and behavior concerns. I am well versed in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) standards-based grading, and restorative practices and have over 15 years of experience as a counselor.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Washington, a Master’s in Education from City University, and Principal & Program Certification from the University of Washington Danforth Educational Leadership Program. I am married and have an adult son.
I bring passion and dedication to my work, and I form positive, lasting relationships with colleagues, students and families. My approach is grounded in current research, and I believe that instructionally focused leaders have the greatest impact on scholars in their schools. I am driven by a specific desire to work alongside others to bridge opportunity gaps that exist for our students and am excited about the opportunity to return to Seattle Public Schools.
It is an absolute privilege to be a part of the Garfield leadership team and such a phenomenal school team. I know it will be a fabulous 2016-17 school year!
Katrina M. Hunt