‘It actually is a lifestyle’: Medical Lake alum returns to direct faculty district, carrying on loved ones legacy of educating

Kim Headrick was destined to become an educator.

Her father is a retired Health care Lake High College Principal. Her mom was a longtime second -quality teacher in the district. Her brother is an assistant principal in the Cashmere University District in Chelan County.

And this summer months, Headrick will just take above as Health-related Lake College District’s new superintendent.

“We eat, breathe and live education and learning,” Headrick explained of her relatives. “It really is a life-style.”

Headrick, her partner, Curtis, and their two little ones even live in a former one particular-room school dwelling close to Clinical Lake. She and her spouse converted it into their household dwelling.

Existing Superintendent Tim Ames declared his options to retire late last 12 months. At the same meeting that the faculty board acknowledged Ames’ resignation successful June 30, they appointed Headrick, who at this time serves as assistant superintendent, to take around.

“It was an easy final decision and couldn’t be a superior fit,” University Board President Wendy Williams-Gilbert mentioned, according to meeting minutes. “We are all enthusiastic to have you as the up coming superintendent and psyched to see in which the long term potential customers.”

Returning home

Headrick, 52, stated she “spread her wings a small bit” following graduating from Clinical Lake High University and went to the University of Washington to examine training. She returned to Spokane to pupil teach at Shadle Park Substantial University.

She then moved to Las Vegas, where she taught center university English and pursued a master’s degree in K-12 administration at the College of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Right after finishing the degree, she worked in center faculty administration in Las Vegas for practically a 10 years. With two young young ones, dwelling was calling, so Headrick and her spouse moved to Cle Elum, where by she put in a further 8 years as a middle faculty principal.

The assistant superintendent place in Clinical Lake opened up just as Headrick completed her superintendent certification as a result of Washington Point out University.

Catering to neighborhood

For the past 10 yrs, Headrick has served the group that produced her, she explained.

The district’s motto is “every university student, each day” anything Headrick hopes to uphold as the district’s top chief.

Clinical Lake is a distinctive school district, with 45-48% of college students related to Fairchild Air Power Foundation.

The district has an elementary school on base and one particular in city, alongside with a middle and significant university.

Headrick plans to proceed the function performed by Ames to emphasis on the exceptional pressures on military services family members, she explained.

“We seriously acquire pride in being aware of if we have mom and dad that are deployed, delivering further assist for students that way,” Headrick explained.

Although the district’s enrollment numbers have however to return to pre-pandemic ranges, Headrick options to proceed a study of the district’s amenities and watch area expansion.

She also hopes to continue to honor the perception of neighborhood Clinical Lake is recognised for. That began with employing Rob Haugen to exchange her as assistant superintendent. Haugen, who currently serves as director of elementary schooling in the Mead School District, is also a Professional medical Lake graduate, Headrick stated with a smile.

“I have a perception of satisfaction for Health care Lake Faculty District and Fairchild Airforce foundation and the function that we have accomplished,” Headrick reported. “I am totally honored and thrilled to be capable to proceed that work and construct for our potential.”