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Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

Redmond, Wash. - Lake Washington School District is planning three ballot measures for the February 8, 2022 election. The measures are a replacement of the existing Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy, a replacement of the existing School Technology and Capital Levy, and a Building Excellence Capital levy. A recommendation was presented to the Board of Directors on October 4, and they formally approved the levies at their October 18 board meeting.

Saidhruv Chittamuri & Paige Stime-perfect ACT scores

A student from Redmond High School (RHS) and another from Nikola Tesla STEM High School have achieved something that less than one-half of 1% of test takers achieve. Saidhruv Chittamuri, senior at RHS, and Paige Stime, senior at Tesla STEM, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

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    John Appelgate

    John Appelgate | Director of Athletics and Activities

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    Mr. Appelgate provides leadership and oversight of athletics and activities programs. He represents the Lake Washington School District with state and regional athletic associations. Mr. Appelgate serves as the district’s Title IX coordinator, monitoring and coordinating the district’s compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and policies pertaining to gender equity and non-discrimination.

    Athletics and Activities Organizational Chart

    Department Webpage: Athletics

     

    Scott Emry

    Scott Emry | Director of Risk and Safety Services

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    Mr. Emry provides leadership and oversight of programs and services that support the safety and security of students and staff within the District. He provides leadership with his team in the areas of emergency preparedness and response, safety and supervision, threat assessment, risk assessment, and claims and insurance management. As part of this effort, Mr. Emry also helps coordinate preparedness and response efforts with local health and safety agencies.

    Risk and Safety Services Organizational Chart

    Department Webpage: Safety & Security

     

     

    Director of Equity & Family Engagement

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    Provides leadership for the district’s efforts to build a culture of opportunity, equity and inclusion for all students, families, and employees. Plans, organizes and directs activities related to diversity and outreach; provides direction and leadership to close opportunity gaps for students of color and students with disabilities; and leads and supports district efforts to increase student opportunity, achievement and success for traditionally underserved student groups.

    Equity & Family Engagement Organizational Chart

    Department Webpage: Equity & Family Engagement

     

    Shannon Parthemer, DirectorShannon Parthemer | Director of Communications

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    Mrs. Parthemer provides overall leadership for the district’s communications operations and serves as the district’s Public Information and Communications Officer. She acts as district spokesperson for the media and the public, ensuring timely, reliable, accessible and accurate provision of information and communications. She leads the development, integration, and implementation of the district’s public/media relations and communications plans aligned with district goals and objectives. Mrs. Parthemer assumes responsibility for internal and external district publications; print and social and multi-media communications; and, volunteer community engagement efforts.

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    Department Webpage: Communications

     

    Johnny Phu

    Johnny Phu | Director of Student Services

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    Mr. Phu provides leadership and oversight of programs and services that support student academic success, safety and social-emotional well-being. He serves as the district compliance officer for issues pertaining to student harassment, intimidation, and bullying; serves as the district hearing officer for issues pertaining to student discipline; and, provides oversight of the district counseling; attendance; and drug and alcohol prevention and intervention programs.

    Student Services Organizational Chart

    Department Webpage: Student Services