Jon Hedin | Alcott Principal
Hello Alcott Community!
I am so thrilled to be a part of the Alcott team! I wanted to use this space to let you know a little bit about myself.
I am a Washington native with time spent living in Seattle, Spokane, and Woodinville. I received my elementary teaching certification at Whitworth University, and then completed my master’s degree through the University of Washington. I began teaching second grade at Woodmoor Elementary in the Northshore School District. I also spent time teaching third, fourth, and fifth grade. I absolutely love teaching and working with students, so you will definitely see me in classrooms as much as possible. In 2014, I completed my administrative program through City University and now I am fortunate to work in the Lake Washington School District.
My outdoor interests range from snowboarding to golf, if I can actually find a moment to get out there! Friends and family provide the humor and joy that life has to offer along with any northwest sporting event! I love watching the Mariners, Sounders, and of course, the Seahawks.
My wife Ashley and I have two wonderfully creative and spunky little girls, Ava and Early. We enjoy spending time together any chance we get! Like you, I embrace moments of celebration with my own kids and work to support and nurture them during those “teachable moments”. Thank you for supporting and extending student learning at home. Involved families play such an important role in student achievement and I appreciate it!
This school year, whether you are family or friends of Alcott, I ask you to do your part to support this great school! Get involved with our wonderful PTSA, choose at least one event to support, and reach out to this amazing staff, as they support and challenge all of our learners.
Success Every Day for Every Student!
Barb Deming | Alcott Associate Principal
Dear Alcott Family,
It has been a pleasure getting to know the students and families at Alcott over the past two years. I’ve worked in a variety of educational settings and consider it my calling to serve others. I graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Washington State principal certification at City University. I’ve taught 3rd grade, 6th-8th grade, and coached a variety of sports with children age 5-16. I served as principal and Early Childhood Director of a small private school in Redmond. And, over the past four years I have had the opportunity to serve as an Associate Principal in 4 different elementary schools in the district.
My favorite past times involve spending time with family and friends. My two sons bring me the greatest joy. I love watching them play Lacrosse and Soccer, going to the lake, and visiting family in Iowa. I also enjoy working in my yard and relaxing on my patio with family and friends.
I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work in such a diverse community with knowledgeable and effective educators. I look forward to another year of supporting student learning, the safety of our students, and partnering with families to make each student experience at Alcott a positive one.