Andrea Landes named principal of Emerald Hills Elementary

The following is from a Sumner School District press release:

Superintendent Craig Spencer announced Wednesday Andrea Landes will serve as Principal at Emerald Hills Elementary School in the coming school year.

“Andrea is a valued member of the Sumner School District leadership team,” Spencer said. “Her appointment reflects our commitment to recruit and retain staff members of the highest quality staff who share our core values about students and their learning. She has a passion for helping all kids achieve and a commitment to staff and student learning.”

Andrea Landes began her career in the Sumner School District in 2008 working as an elementary librarian at Bonney Lake and Victor Falls elementary schools. She completed an administrative internship at Victor Falls, under the mentorship of Principal Beth Dykman. She later served as Dean of Students at Victor Falls in addition to her role as a learning specialist and as a teacher leader in her building. During the current school year, Landes has served as assistant principal to Crestwood and Victor Falls elementary schools as part of the District’s commitment to provide additional staffing and support to schools where student needs are highest.

Landes is a graduate of the University of Washington in 1986 with a BA in Sociology and Elementary Education. She taught in the Northshore School District from 1988 to 1991. She received a Master of Ministry from Northwest Nazarene University in 2005, a Master of Education and a Principal Certification in 2011 from the University of Washington.