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Leadership for Learning Alumni

The Leadership for Learning Program has been highly successul in graduating students who assume leadership positions as superintendents, higher ed faculty, district leaders, outstanding principals, and more. Across the first three cohorts, our faculty and students have worked together to achieve a 76% completion rate for the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) degree to date. In our 4th Leadership for Learning Cohort, over 90% of students completed on-time in Spring 2012. Additional students are continuing their studies and on track to graduate.

Current Placement - Alumni & Students

Cohort 4, 2009/2010 - 2012
Cohort 3, 2006 - 2009
Cohort 2, 2004 - 2007
Cohort 1, 2002 - 2005

Cohort 4, 2009/2010 - 2012

Name School District Job Site Position Year of Completion
Dr. Josh Almy Issaquah Liberty High Principal 2012
Dr. Kim Armstrong Northshore Kenmore Junior High Principal 2012
Dr. Susie Askew   University of Puget Sound Visiting Assistant Professor 2012
Dr. Amy Baeder       2012
Dr. Ailene Baxter Puyallup Puyallup School District Director of Human Resources, Staffing and School Support 2012
Dr. Kareen Borders Olympic Educational Service District 114 Olympic ESD 114 Director of Professional Learning and Assessment 2012
Dr. Bev Clevenger   (consultant) Chief Curiosity Officer 2013
Dr. Jocelyn Co Seattle Cleveland High School Teacher 2012
Dr. Anthony Craig Marysville Quil Ceda & Tulalip Elementary Principal 2012
Dr. Simon Dalexy       2012
Dr. Chris Drabek College Place Davis High School Principal 2012
Dr. Terese Emry Puget Sound Educational Service District Kindergarten-Postsecondary Associate Superintendent 2012
Dr. Andrew Eyres Capital Region ESD 113 Capital Region ESD 113 Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning 2012
Dr. Shari Farris   Vanguard University Faculty Chair for Early Childhood Education 2012
Dr. Tim Fries North Thurston Horizons Elementary Principal 2012
Dan Gallagher Seattle Seattle Public Schools Mathematics/Science Program Manager  
Dr. John Gebert Lake Stevens Lake Stevens School District Executive Director of Secondary Education 2012
Brian Hutchison Tukwila Thorndyke Elementary School Principal  
Dr. Gregory King Tukwila Tukwila School District Executive Director of STEAM 2012
Dr. Aaron Leavell Bremerton Bremerton School District Superintendent 2012
Tasha Lewis Seattle Seattle School District School Improvement Counselor  
Dr. Rob MacGregor University of Washington UW Leadership for Learning Program Associate Director 2012
Dr. Jeff McCormick Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Island School District Director of Curriculum & Instruction 2012
Dr. Bill Palmer Bellevue Sammamish High School Instructional Curriculum Technology Leader 2012
Dr. Jenny Parker   Western Washington University Senior Instructor 2012
Dr. Linda Quinn Ferndale Ferndale School District Superintendent 2012
Dr. Kenny Renner-Singer Cascade School District #228 Icicle River Middle School Principal 2012
Dr. Jen Rose Bellevue International School Principal 2012
Dr. Patty Siegwarth Bellevue Bellevue School District Executive Director of Schools 2012
Dr. Deka Smith Monroe Monroe School District Superintendent 2012
Dr. Chrys Sweeting Puyallup Puyallup District Office Assistant Superintendent 2012
Dr. Roxanne Thayer Central Kitsap Olympic High School Assistant Principal 2012
Dr. Robyn Wiens St. Louis Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls Founding Principal 2012

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Cohort 3, 2006-2009

Name School District Job Site Position Year of Completion
Dr. Shellwyn Badger Brazil Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Visiting Professor 2009
Bruce Bivins Los Angeles Unified Roosevelt High School Principal  
Dr. Andrew Cain South Kitsap Cedar Heights Jr. High Principal 2009
Dr. Ginger Callison Enumclaw Thunder Mountain Middle School Principal 2009
Regina Carr Seattle West Seattle High Dean of Students  
Dr. Craig Church Snohomish Emerson Elementary Principal 2009
Dr. Anna Maria de la Fuente Seattle Chief Sealth High School Mathematics Teacher 2009
Loren Demeroutis Highline Big Picture High School Co- Principal  
Tom Duenwald Bellevue Sammamish High School Principal  
Dr. Victoria Gardner   UW School of Medicine Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs 2009
Sumiko Huff   Rainier Scholars Academic Director  
Dr. Mark Knight Puyallup Puyallup School District Executive Director of College & Career Readiness 2009
Dr. Rob Manahan Lake Chelan Lake Chelan School District Superintedndent 2009
Dr. Tracy Meloy   Eastside Pathways Secretary, Board of Directors 2009
Dr. Laurie Morrison Seattle Southshore P-8 Principal 2009
Dr. Traci Pierce Lake Washington Lake Washington School District Superintendent 2009
Kathleen Poole Northshore Elementary Education Assistant Superintendent  
Dr. Paul Robb Seattle Instructional Services Professional Development Program Manager 2009
Dr. Jose Rodriguez   Professional Development Solutions President and Founder 2009
Dr. Peter Scott Everett Everett School District Assistant Superintendent 2011
LaWonda Smith   Antioch University Adjunct Professor  
Dr. Cathy Thompson   Center for Educational Leadership, University of Washington Project Director 2010
Paul Tytler Federal Way TAF Academy Principal  
David Wellington Northshore Maywood Hills Elementary Principal  
Dr. Tim Yeomans Puyallup Puyallup School District Superintendent 2009

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Cohort 2, 2004-2007

Name School District Job Site Position Year of Completion
Dr. Victor Anderson Bellevue Chinook Middle School Principal 2009
Dr. Peter Bang-Knudsen Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Island School District Assistant Superintendent 2009
Dr. Machelle Beilke Bethel Kapowsin Elementary Principal 2008
Dr. Dina Blum   Reel Learning Productions Founder & Director 2012
Dr. Anthony Byrd Everett Everett School District Associate Superintendent 2007
Dr. Betty Cobbs Everett Woodside Elementary Principal 2008
Dr. Sue Cohn   OSPI Contracted Coordinator, High School Initiatives 2007
Dr. Tara Dowd Anacortes Fidalgo Elementary School Principal 2008
Dr. Ben Gauyan, Jr. Tacoma Elementary Education/Title 1-LAP Director 2009
Dr. Steve Gering Spokane Spokane Public Schools Director of Assessment, College and Career Readiness and Innovative Programs 2009
Craig Harpel Mount Vernon Mount Vernon High School AP Biology Teacher & District Science Coach  
Dr. Laurie Harvey Bellevue Spiritridge Elementary School   2009
Dr. Kyle Kinoshita Marysville Marysville School District Executive Director of Teaching and Learning 2007
Dr. Paula Koehler-Martin Battle Ground Battle Ground School District Director of Curriculum and Professional Development 2009
Dr. Richard Lentz California Eureka City Schools Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services 2007
Dr. Terrance Mims     Consultant 2009
Dr. Eric Nelson California Oakland Unified School District Network Executive Director 2010
William Nutting Mount Vernon Washington Elementary School Principal  
Dr. Michelle Reid South Kitsap South Kitsap School District Superintendent 2012
Dr. Randy Stocker
Carnation Elementary
Seattle University
Instructor & Practicum Supervisor, College of Education
Dr. Mary Ann Unger
Port Angeles
Port Angeles School District
University of Washington Bothell
Assistant Superintendent
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Dr. Richelle Ward   Medina Elementary; Bellevue Schools; Olympia Teacher; Program Coordinator; Commissioner 2008
Dr. Spencer Welch   Welch Leadership Consulting Group Principal Consultant 2010
Dr. Mark Wenzel Anacortes Anacortes School District Superintendent 2007
Dr. Patricia Zurybida Hoquiam Hoquiam School District Executive Director of Special Services 2007

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Cohort 1, 2002-2005

Name School District Job Site Position Year of Completion
Dr. Nancy Arnold Puyallup Student Learning and Instructional Support Director ofAssessment and Accountability 2006
Dr. Sandy Austin   Center for Educational Leadership, University of Washingtona Project Director 2005
Dr. Monte Bridges   Leadership for Learning, University of Washington Associate Director, Senior Lecturer 2005
Dr. Carl Bruner Mount Vernon Mount Vernon School District Superintendent 2005
Dr. Kathy Budge   Boise State University, College of Education Assistant Professor 2005
Dr. Pete Bylsma Renton Renton School District Director of Assessment and Student Services 2008
Dr. Cathy Fromme   TrustWorks President 2005
Dr. Terrie Geaudreau ESD 105 ESD 105 Teaching & Learning Director of Math and Science 2005
Dr. Deborah Gonzalez Phoenix Union High Phoenix Union High School District Assistant Supt. for Instruction & Accountability 2005
Dr. Steve Grubb Highline Highline School District Executive Director, Elementary Schools 2006
Dr. Sheryl Harmer   SLPH & Associates Principal 2005
Dr. Mark Johnson Nooksack Nooksack School District Superintendent 2006
Dr. Diane Lashinsky Port Townsend   Principal 2012
Dr. Bernie Mahar   Western Governors University Contractor Evaluator 2006
Gail McDonald Bellevue Eastgate Elementary Principal  
Christine Muldoon Colorado Adams County School District Director of Integrational Learning Center 2013
Liz Peterson   Connect 2 Sustain; UW EDLPS President & Managing Director; Graduate Staff Assistant  
Dr. Eddie Reed Seattle Cleveland High School Assistant Principal 2006
Melinda Reynvaan Central Kitsap Green Mountain Elementary School Principal  
Dr. Andy Rogers Arizona Liberty Elementary School District Superintendent 2005
Dr. Lorna Spear Spokane Spokane School District Executive Director, Student Intervention & Support Services 2005
Dr. Norma Zavala Seattle Concord International Elementary School Principal 2007

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