As we welcome sixth graders, we are also welcoming a new assistant principal!
Michelle "Miki" Paulson has joined our team. She worked in Central Kitsap School District for several years as a teacher, student services specialist, Title 1 coordinator, instructional coach and reading intervention specialist. Ms. Paulson also served as an administrative intern at Hawk Elementary at Jackson Park and was acting principal when directed. Before returning to the area, she was a learning resource specialist (grades 6-12) at the American International School of Zagreb, Croatia.
You’ll have a chance to meet her during the back-to-school events in August.
Until then, we asked her to share a few words about herself:
"It is an honor to be back in the folds of Central Kitsap School District. I grew up attending CK schools and worked here for fifteen years before spending five years in the international school system. Coming back to CK means coming home, and I’m grateful to be back.
Throughout the past 20 years, I’ve been fortunate to work with students from kindergarten all the way to grade 12. While teaching and living abroad brought with it many adventures and challenges, it also expanded my world view and appreciation for how a diverse community can enhance a school and a learning experience. I’m grateful to be able to bring these varied experiences with me as I start this next chapter of my journey in administration.
I can’t think of a better place to make this transition.
This is a very exciting time for the middle schools and the district. Facilitating a smooth transition for new students and staff will be important as we start this new school year.
I will be focusing on learning as much as I can about the community we serve and working to support students, staff, and parents during this transition year. During this time, I hope to help cultivate conditions within the school where every member of the community feels safe to ask questions, take risks, and engage in meaningful learning experiences."
— Miki Paulson
Please join us in welcoming her!