Edmonds School District appoints new administrators for 2013-14 year

The Edmonds School District has appointed the following new administrators for the 2013-14 school year:

Justin Irish

Justin Irish – Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education

Since 2008, Irish has been Principal for College Place Elementary. Before coming to Edmonds, he was in district leadership in the Shoreline School District.

Jean Mirabal – Executive Director – Student Services

For the 2012-13 school year, Mirabal has been the Special Education supervisor in the Bellevue School District. From 2008-12, she was a Special Education manager for the Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash. And, from 1988-2008, Mirabel was a school psychologist, also for the Vancouver School District.

Karen Schreiber – Manager for Early Learning

Karen has been with the district since 2005 in several capacities.  Most recently she served as Dean of Students at Terrace Park Elementary, and was a Title I/LAP Specialist.  She has been a Primary Learning Support Teacher, Title I coordinator and case manager for K-3 special education, and is also a National Board Certified Teacher: Early Childhood/Generalist.

Michael (Mike) Piper – Assistant Principal for Lynnwood High School

Most recently, Mike was Dean of Students at Brier Terrace Middle School, and completed his administrative internship at Brier Terrace Middle, as well as at Lynnwood High School. He was hired in the District in 2004, and before becoming Dean of Students, he has been a history teacher, the Humanities Department Chair, and Reading Intervention Director at Brier Terrace Middle.

Joyce Scott – Assistant Principal for Meadowdale High School.

Joyce comes from the Lakewood School District where she served as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Learning Support Services.  In her role, she provided key support to the district’s special education, Title 1, and ELL programs.  She has previously served as an assistant principal and counselor.  Joyce also lived in Arizona where she taught on the Navajo Nation.

Jennifer Kniseley – Meadowdale Middle School Principal

Since July 2010, Jennifer served as the Assistant Principal at West Seattle High School in the Seattle School District.  From July 2007-June 2010, she was Assistant Principal at Madison Middle School, also in the Seattle School District.

Troy Holding – College Place Elementary Interim Principal

Since 2012, Troy has been serving as Assistant Principal at Highland Park Elementary in the Seattle School District.   Previously, Troy was an Assistant Principal and Intern Principal at Hallandale Elementary School in the Broward County Public School District in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sara Lowes – Lynnwood High School Assistant Principal

Sara was the Assistant Principal for Marble Hill High School for International Studies for the New York City Department of Education from 2008-12.  She was a Founding Teacher and Teacher of ESL from 2002-07, also for Marble Hill High.

Carrie Jo (CJ) Gray – Cedar Valley Elementary Principal

Most recently, CJ was Principal at Onalaska K-8 School in the Onalaska School District, and was there since 2009.  From 2006-09, she was a teacher for grades 5 & 6 at Peter G. Schmidt Elementary in the Tumwater School District.


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