Meet our Principal

Dear Rosa Parks Community, 

My name is Lori Pierce, and I am honored to be the principal at Rosa Parks Elementary School. I began my career in education two decades ago when I completed my undergraduate coursework at University of Nevada, Reno, earning a degree in Education. I am a lifelong learner, and continued my professional growth by adding a Master’s Degree in English Literature from University of Colorado and later a second Master’s in Educational Leadership from University of Washington at Bothell.

I began my career in Nevada and Colorado. I taught middle school and high school English first before becoming an elementary school teacher where I taught mostly 3rd and 4th grades. After moving to Washington, I served at the district office as a TOSA doing program management and instructional coaching. I joined Lake Washington School District as a principal in 2017 and have worked for LWSD ever since! 

It is an honor to serve such a dynamic and exceptional community as your principal. I believe strong relationships and collaboration are the core of our work and have experienced firsthand the impact education can have on the trajectory of a student’s life. I have a passion for education and advocating for what is best for students. I believe that relationships and strong partnerships with staff, students, and families are critical to our work. I will do all that I can to empower and inspire all our students to learn, grow and succeed.

On a personal note, I love spending time with my family. My husband Mike and I have one son, Jackson, who is in middle school. In addition, we enjoy hanging out with "our girls" — our two energetic and rambunctious dogs. I love books and reading, gardening, crafty and creative pursuits and camping in our Airstream in my spare time.

With gratitude,

Lori Pierce