I am excited to be part of wonderful Lockwood school community as an Assistant Principal. This is my second year at Northshore School District. Last year I was an Assistant Principal at Fernwood Elementary School.
I am from South Indian city of Hyderabad and speak three regional languages and Hindi. Telugu is my mother tongue but I am fluent in Tamil and Kannada. I taught in private and public schools in India. In 1994 I immigrated to New Zealand and taught grades 2-7 in an elementary school for 6.5 years. In 2001 I moved to Michigan and taught Physical Education to K-8 and Math to middle school students. After the marriage I followed my wife to Seattle in 2002 and took a middle school math and science position in a Catholic school in North Seattle. In 2004 I accepted a middle school math and science position in a South Seattle Catholic school which is diverse with high needs. In this school I held many leadership positions including Vice Principal’s position.
I am passionate about continuous education. I believe in life-long learning, which encouraged me to seek two master degrees from India, one from New Zealand, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. In spite of many years of study, I consider myself as a learner, and looking forward to learn from Lockwood faculty, parents, and most importantly all students.
I believe in equitable education for all children irrespective of their economic, social, emotional, cultural background, and ability to learn. Teacher and parent partnership is critical in providing equitable education to all children. As a school leader I will do everything in my power to support faculty, parents, and students in providing equitable education to all children.
I am a strong advocate of social justice. I lead two non-profit organizations that support the education and health of poor, orphan, and visually challenged students in India. Our organizations serve local communities in different capacities also.
In addition to my Assistant Principal role at Lockwood, I will be doing the family advocacy and strategic equity work with our growing diverse families in the Northshore School District.
I look forward to serving the Lockwood community and make a difference in the lives of students.