Meet Mr. Mike Williams
Dear Springbrook Elementary Community,
I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Interim Principal at Springbrook Elementary School. As a parent of three children, I know that this change can be very challenging mid-year, and will no doubt raise some questions and concerns. I hope that taking a few minutes now, as well as in the weeks ahead, to share with you a little bit about myself will help to ease those concerns.
My most important role these days is “Dad.” As just mentioned, my wife and I have three children and we have raised our family here in Kent for the past nineteen years. Our oldest recently graduated from Kentwood High School and our two younger children are currently a freshman at Kentwood and a fourth grader at Sunrise. My wife is a teacher in our community, and I am currently in my twentieth year in education.
This most recent school year brought me back home to Kent as an Assistant Director in Inclusive Education. This came after serving for thirteen years in Issaquah, twelve of those at Echo Glen School, and last year at both Issaquah and Skyline High Schools. Prior to my time in Issaquah, I served here in Kent as a Coordinator in Inclusive Education. My first five years in education were as a teacher and behavior specialist in Renton with my first year of teaching in Rochester, New York where I was raised and lived until moving here with my family in 2000.
I plan to be at Springbrook early each morning, welcoming students and staff, and working with school and district staff to do all that we can to insure and continue a safe and positive learning environment. I look forward to visiting with as many of you as I can during conference week, February 11th through the 15th.
Please feel free to call, email or schedule an appointment with any pressing questions or concerns. I will do my best to be available before and after school and appreciate your patience trying to connect with me during the school day as my attention, understandably, will be focused on our learning community.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve the Springbrook Community in the next few weeks and I welcome and invite you to work closely with us as we do our very best to serve our students each and every day.
Springbrook Elementary | Kent School District
O: (253) 373-7485 C: (253) 245-0149 | Mike.Williams@kent.k12.wa.us