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Welcome New Administrators for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Please join us in welcoming the following school and district administrators, who are joining Shoreline Schools for the 2023-24 school year.

Cristi Camp, Assistant Principal at Shorecrest High School

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Cristi Camp has been selected to serve as Assistant Principal at Shorecrest High School beginning with the 2023-24 school year. Cristi served as Interim Assistant Principal at Shorecrest the previous school year.

Before she began working at Shorecrest as an assistant principal, Cristi served as an instructional coach at Einstein Middle School here in the Shoreline School District. Cristi’s teaching career was in science and special education at the middle and high school levels with the Shoreline and Issaquah school districts. She is currently completing the Danforth Educational Leadership program offered through the University of Washington. Cristi holds a master’s degree in Special Education from Seattle University, and she received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and her teacher certification from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher who has been teaching since 2005.

“We are excited that Cristi Camp will continue her career at Shorecrest and with Shoreline Schools!” says Superintendent Reyes. “Cristi is a passionate educator and administrator who has demonstrated her commitment to providing access to high-quality education for all of our students.”

Rosa Khim, Assistant Principal at Shorecrest High School

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Rosa Khim has been selected as the new assistant principal at Shorecrest High School. Rosa replaces Alison Shawver, who served as an assistant principal at Shorecrest since 2020. 

Since 2018, Rosa has served as a math teacher at Heatherwood Middle School in the Everett SD. Additionally, this past year, she served as the math department lead and administrative intern. Prior to that, from 2013 to 2018, Rosa taught math at Cedarcrest (Marysville SD) and Kenmore (Northshore SD) Middle Schools, as well as algebra and geometry at Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish SD). 

 As shared by her new principal, Chad Towe, one event that Rosa organized at her previous school, of which she is particularly proud, was the Multicultural Night.  “As an educator of color who is also an immigrant, I understand the feeling of being underrepresented. Multicultural Night is an event where everyone feels included and can showcase cultures, traditions, food, and literature.  It’s an event that increases family engagement and also a lot of learning from one another.”

Rosa attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in education, a master’s degree in teaching secondary math, and attended Seattle Pacific University for her principal certification program.  She has lived in Washington since moving to the United States in 2000 from Cambodia. 

“We are so excited to have Rosa join our team. Rosa brings a wealth of knowledge, talent, and experience in a number of areas including equity-focused work in support of student learning and well-being. She will make such wonderful contributions to our Shorecrest community,” says Superintendent Reyes. “Welcome to Shoreline Schools, Rosa!” 

Dorian Manza, Principal at Einstein Middle School

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Dorian Manza has been selected to serve as principal at Einstein Middle School beginning in the 2023-24 school year. He succeeds Nyla Fritz, who was principal of Einstein since 2015. Dorian will be joining the Einstein family from Hamilton International Middle School in the Seattle school district, where he has served as principal since 2018.

Dorian has worked as a school administrator with Seattle Public Schools for 13 years, including as an assistant principal at Whitman Middle School and principal of Lawton Elementary. The first part of Dorian’s 19-year career in education was spent teaching in the Edmonds school district at Alderwood Middle School and Lynnwood High School. Dorian’s undergraduate degree in education is from Washington State University, and his Master’s in Administration is from City University Seattle.

“I look forward to my new position and feel honored to begin this most important work with the Einstein school community!” says Dorian, who adds that he and his wife, two daughters, cat, and new puppy cannot wait to become Einstein Tigers.

“Dorian brings rich experience in secondary school leadership and education to the helm of Einstein. His work speaks to his commitment to equitable access to excellent educational experiences for every student and an ability to compassionately lead a large and diverse school community,” says Superintendent Reyes. “We are thrilled that Dorian is joining the Shoreline Schools community.”

Kelsey May, Assistant Principal at Kellogg Middle School

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Kelsey May has been selected to serve as an assistant principal at Kellogg Middle School beginning in the 2023-24 school year. She succeeds Mitch Entler, who had been an interim assistant principal for the past school year. Kelsey will joins the Kellogg family from Chief Leschi School District in Puyallup, where she taught and was the middle and high school assistant principal for the last two years.

Kelsey attended Central Washington University for her bachelors degree in Spanish Education and University of Washington - Tacoma for her administrative certification. She began her teaching career as a Spanish teacher with Chief Leschi Schools and then moved to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where Kelsey taught health and physical education. After returning to Washington, Kelsey worked as a migrant graduation specialist for Ferndale High School and a Spanish teacher for Muckleshoot Tribal School, before entering school administration.

Kelsey is Mexican-American and an enrolled Tlingit member who grew up on the Lummi Reservation. She often attends cultural activities such as pow wows, canoe races, and canoe journeys and looks forward to bringing her cultural perspective to the Shoreline Schools community.

“Kelsey brings a remarkable breadth of experience to Kellogg, including a commitment to strong relationships with students and staff and past implementation of social-emotional supports for students,” says Superintendent Reyes. “We are excited to welcome Kelsey to the Shoreline Schools community.”

Randi Seaberg, HR Director, Classified

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Randi Seaberg has been selected to serve as Director of Human Resources for Classified Staff beginning in the 2023-24 school year. Randi will rejoined the Shoreline Schools community from the Everett School District, where she served as Director of Human Resources, HR Partner for Departments.

Randi received her Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Business Administration from Humboldt State University; a Master of Education and teaching credential from Antioch University with endorsements in K-8 Elementary Education, Reading, and Special Education; and her Principal Credential from Western Washington University.

Before joining the Everett School District in administration, Randi taught Special Education at Lake Forest Park Elementary School from 1996 to 2000. She then went on to serve as Assistant Principal, Special Education Director, and Director of Human Resources with Everett Schools. 

“I began my career in education in the Shoreline School District and am thrilled to be returning to serve the staff, students, and community of Shoreline,” says Randi. “It truly feels like coming home.”

A native of Colorado, Randi shares that she loves to do things outdoors with family, work in the garden, and travel during school breaks. Randi has worked as an adaptive ski instructor, as a wilderness river guide, and aboard a commercial fishing vessel in the Bering Sea of Alaska before finding her love for public education.

“Randi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in certificated and classified staffing, including collective bargaining, human resources systems, recruitment, and hiring processes within public education,” says Superintendent Reyes. “We are excited to welcome Randi back to the Shoreline Schools family.”

Jessica Torvik Lee, Interim Assistant Principal at Einstein Middle School

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Jessica Torvik Lee has been selected to serve as Interim Assistant Principal at Einstein Middle School for the 2023-24 school year. Jessica replaces Jamila Gordon, who served in the role for the 2022-23 school year.

Jessica's career in education has come full circle back to Shoreline Schools. After a few years working in science research, she earned her Master's in Teaching in 1997 from Seattle University, completing her teaching internship at Shorewood High School. Jessica spent her first two years at Monroe High School, then joined the staff at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, where she taught Science and CTE Horticulture from 1999 to 2018. Jessica earned her school leadership certification from Gonzaga University in 2018 and has served as the Shoreline School District's 6-12 STEM Instructional Specialist and Einstein Middle science teacher for the past four years. 

Jessica shares that she looks forward to serving the Einstein community as Interim Assistant Principal and brings extensive background in equitable grading practices, site-based professional development, project-based and service learning, and culturally responsive teaching practices. Jessica and her family have lived in Shoreline since 2002. Her son and daughter attend Shorecrest High School, and her husband is a history teacher at Ballard High School. Jessica enjoys hiking with her two Dachshunds, traveling with her extended family, and serving as the board president and founding teacher of the Nathan Hale Urban Farm.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jessica into this Interim Assistant Principal role!” says Superintendent Reyes. “Her knowledge of secondary education and wealth of experience in educational practices will serve the Einstein community well.”

Chad Towe, Principal at Shorecrest High School

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Chad Towe has been selected to serve as the principal at Shorecrest High School beginning in the 2023-24 school year. He succeeds John Green, who was the school’s interim principal for the last school year. Chad joins the Shorecrest family from North Salem High School, a large and diverse Title I school near the state capitol in Salem, Oregon, where he was current school principal.

Chad attended Washington State University for his undergraduate degree and Masters in Education. He spent 13 years teaching English Language Arts in international schools in Japan, the Bahamas, and Sweden, returning to the northwest to teach in Portland, Oregon. Chad earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon and has since been serving communities as a high school administrator in Springfield and Salem, Oregon.

A graduate of Shoreline schools himself, Chad shares, "I care deeply for Shoreline; it's an absolute honor to return home in service of students, staff, and community."  

“Chad is clearly a passionate educator and valued leader with a wide variety of experiences, who will undoubtedly be an asset to Shorecrest and the Shoreline Schools community,” says Superintendent Reyes. “His work to expand access to equitable programs and a continued commitment to excellence for all students is impressive. Welcome back to Shoreline, Chad!”

Angela Von Essen, Assistant Superintendent, Business & Operations

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Angela Von Essen has been selected to serve as Assistant Superintendent - Business & Operations. She succeeds Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Farmer, who previously served in the role.

Most recently, Angela has served as Superintendent of Kittitas School District in central Washington since 2021. Prior to that role, she worked for West Valley School District as Assistant Superintendent, Business, Operations. Angela’s career began when she served as a state auditor from 1990 to 1996, auditing various state agencies and municipalities. She has also served as Business Manager and Executive Director of Finance and Operations at public school districts in Washington.

Says Angela, “Growing up in an environment surrounded by educators, I developed a deep understanding of the challenges they face. More importantly, I witnessed the immense satisfaction that comes from mentoring and advocating for students. I am deeply honored to join the Shoreline School District team and community. This opportunity allows me to bring my passion, expertise, and unwavering commitment to ensuring student success to the communities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.”

Angela is completing her Educational Leadership Doctorate Program with Washington State University, which is where she also completed the Superintendent’s Program. She has a Master of Business Administration from Western Governor’s University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Central Washington University, and an Associate of Arts from Yakima Valley Community College.

"Angela brings a wealth of experience in school district leadership and school finance and a deep understanding for fiscal accountability and compliance,” says Superintendent Reyes. "Angela is a leader who has dedicated her career to serving students, staff, and community members in diverse districts in our state. She’s known to prioritize the well-being of students, and we are excited that she is joining Shoreline Schools."