Meet our Principal

(updated 2-24-2017)

My name is Kim Bilanko and I am so proud to be the principal of Rosa Parks Elementary School. I am looking forward to this school year!

For those who have not met me, let me introduce myself. I was raised in Bellevue, WA and attended Western Washington University. I received my B.A. in Special Education with an Elementary Education endorsement. I completed my student teaching at Franklin Elementary and Woodridge Elementary School in 2000. Since then, I have taught multiple grade levels including Special Education. I have taught in Washington, Texas and California. I also spent time as a Literacy Coach and mentored teachers in the classroom. I then received my M.A. in Education (Administration and Supervision) at California State University, Fresno. With my administrative credential, I then worked as a Vice Principal at both the elementary and secondary level. Most recently, I served as the principal for seven years at Ben Franklin Elementary in LWSD. I started working at Rosa Parks in 2015 and truly love our amazing students, staff and community.

On a personal note, I love spending time with my husband, children and dog. I enjoy hiking, playing soccer, snowboarding, wake-boarding, camping and going on adventures with my family. I am also a huge Seahawk, Mariner and Husky fan! My passion is education and I truly love being a principal.

Rosa Parks is an exceptional school in which learning thrives. Our motto is "Be nice, work hard." Our students work every day to demonstrate the attributes of Rosa Parks P.U.M.A.S. They do this by demonstrating: Positive Attitude Understanding and Caring Make Respectful and Responsible Choices Always do our best to Grow Safe Everyone at Rosa Parks strives to make our school a welcoming and caring environment. We are truly committed to preparing students for their future. Ultimately, we want students to LOVE school while also reaching their potential. Together, we can make this happen! One of my favorite song lyrics comes from the song, Nothing More. "We are love. We are one. We are how we treat each other when the day is done."
I look forward to our year here at Rosa Parks. If you ever have any questions or concerns please contact me.

Kim Bilanko