New principal hired
the monthly school district meeting on April 24, the
directors approved the selection of Kathy Newport as
the new principal at Blaine elementary school. She has
been the principal of Cascade Ridge elementary school
in the Issaquah School District since 2000.
Newport has taught at a variety of elementary levels including special education and served as a staff development coordinator of Math Learning Laboratory and Success in Reading and Writing. She is a PTSA Golden Acorn award recipient.
Newport is a graduate of Sehome high school and earned her BA at Central Washington University and MA at Portland State University. Newport is pleased to relocate to the Blaine/Bellingham area to be near family.