The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of Julianna Maxwell as the incoming principal for Adams Elementary School. Julianna previously served as the assistant principal of White Center Heights Elementary and Soos Creek Elementary in western Washington state.
Julianna grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia and attended North Georgia College where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science. She relocated to Washington in 2000 where she discovered her passion for teaching and enrolled at City University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Teaching. After nine amazing years of teaching she enrolled in the City University Administrative Certification program. She completed her administrative certification in 2015 and continued into the Ed.D Leadership program where she is currently working towards her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership.
Julianna has a passion for serving students and their families. She has a strong background in instructional leadership and believes that, with the right support, all students are capable of achieving at their level. Julianna values relationships with students, staff, and families; she feels that these relationships are essential to student learning.
Julianna, and her 14 year old daughter Emily, are excited to relocate to Eastern Washington and look forward to becoming involved members of the school and community. On the weekends they enjoy spending time together and with their 3 dogs. Julianna also enjoys yoga, listening to live music, and spending time with close friends. Her daughter, Emily, has a passion for horses and looks forward riding in the Yakima sunshine!
Yakima school board moves Friday morning meetings to Monday afternoons starting April 29, 2019.
March 1, 2019 - The Yakima School Board has unanimously named Trevor Greene as superintendent of the Yakima School District, pending contract negotiation. Mr. Greene will replace Dr. Jack Irion who will retire at the end of this school year.
Click the post title above for more info.
In 2018, 79.5% of students graduated in four years. This is up from 72.5% in 2017, 73.5% in 2016, 65.3% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2014. The average graduation rate in Washington State in 2018 was 80.9%. Further, Davis High School and Eisenhower High School saw rates far above the state average of 80.9% in 2018 with 88.7% and 84.8% respectively.
The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).