New Principal Announced
Fri, Aug 13 5:40pm

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Dear Whittier Elementary School Community,

I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Cindy Watters as the next principal of Whittier Elementary School.

Ms. Watters’ most recently served as the principal of Mercer Middle School. I appointed Ms. Watters based on her collaborative leadership, strategic management skills, and innovation.

Ms. Watters’ leadership will help support our 180 Days of Excellence during the 2021-22 school year. At Whittier Elementary and across SPS, we will return to full-time, in-person learning with a focus on providing high-quality learning for all, creating a culture of care for students and staff, and responding to the needs of our students and school communities.

I also want to thank Principal Stephanie Clark for her leadership and service in Seattle Public Schools, including serving as principal of Whittier Elementary for the last three years.

Stephanie Clark was promoted to the Director of Elementary Education position in the Lake Washington School District. We wish her great success as she begins her next leadership position.

We are excited to have Cindy Watters join Whittier Elementary. Please join me in welcoming her as the next principal.


Dr. Brent Jones


Seattle Public Schools