Principal's Corner

Interim Principal Emilie Hard

Hello Rock Creek Families,

This fall I’ve returned to Tahoma as the Interim Principal of Rock Creek Elementary School. Coming out of retirement to serve in this role is a joy and I’m loving getting to know students, staff, and families. I’ve had the unique privilege of serving in many roles at Rock Creek, as a parent, a teacher, and as the Interim Principal.

My former roles in Tahoma include Glacier Park Elementary Principal 2000-2010, Director of Equity 2020-2022, and Rock Creek Teacher 1996 – 1999. I also served as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in the Issaquah School District from 2010 to 2019. Over the years, I’ve met many wonderful and caring staff members and families, and it’s truly an honor to be back to serve in this position.

My family moved to Maple Valley in 1996 so that our own children could attend Tahoma Schools. My two children were Rock Creek Eagles and graduated from Tahoma High School. I’ve cherished my years working in the Tahoma School District and am so grateful for the wonderful experiences my children and I have had here.

If I’ve not had the opportunity to meet you yet, please know that I’m here to serve you and your family, so please reach out to me at any time if I can be helpful. Thank you for your partnership in the education of your children. I encourage you to volunteer in a classroom, join our PTO, and collaborate with your child’s teacher.

Wishing you a wonderful school year,
Emilie Hard
Interim Principal
Rock Creek Elementary School

 

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