Associate Principal's Page

Associate Principal Bridget Ballard

Greetings McAuliffe Community!
   I am excited to join the Christa McAuliffe community as the Associate Principal and would like to share a little about myself!  
   I come to the Lake Washington School District from Kent where I have most recently been an Educational Assistant/Dean of Students and Academic and Behavior Interventionist for the last two years.  Prior to my work in Kent, I worked as a 1st grade teacher for six years in Renton where I also completed my administrative internship.  I began my teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.  
   During this time, I have had a chance to support all students in a variety of roles.  I understand how important it is to build relationships with students as well as their families and to partner together to support all students.  I am eager to begin the 2018-2019 school year and join the culture of collaboration at McAuliffe to support staff, students, and families.
   Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jerry, and our animals, Izzy, a yellow Lab, and Rusty, an orange tabby cat. I was born and raised in Montana where most of my family still lives and I visit as often as possible.
   My times at Christa McAuliffe will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Wednesday.
I look forward to meeting each of you and supporting the great work that is happening at McAuliffe!

Bridget Ballard