Welcome to Mr. Read's page!
I'm excited to move into my third year as Sakai's Associate Principal (and my 26th year in education). It's a role I've come to enjoy both for unique nature of the Sakai program and the wonder that these formative years provide. This year I will be sharing my time with Bainbridge High School. Students can expect to see me at Sakai on Mondays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays.
I began my teaching career with the Everett School District (where I was a student from Kindergarten through 12th), teaching 5th grade before I received my Master's in Educational Administration from Western Washington University. From there, I was assigned to an elementary assistant principal position with Everett until 2002. After moving to Kingston, I was fortunate to join the Wilkes team as a 4th grade teacher until 2014, continuing with Wilkes (and Blakely) as instructional coach for the 2014-15 school year.
When I'm not at my wonderful place of work I love traveling, writing, watching great films and spending quality time with my partner, our three sons and our two high-maintenance dogs.