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  • Kent Cross Welcome to Green Gables Elementary! I am honored to be the fifth Principal serving this caring and supportive community. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our student scholars and working with our staff and you, our parents, families and community members.

    I enter Green Gables Elementary in my 27th year in education, serving this great district and the student scholars of Federal Way Public Schools for the past 19 years. I began my career as a Special Education teacher in the Puyallup School District. My call to Federal way came in 1999 as I served the community of Silver Lake Elementary as an Administrative Assistant. Four years later I was appointed the Principal of Mirror Lake Elementary. In 2009 I became the Principal at Rainier View serving that community for nine years. I have truly enjoyed every school and community I have been blessed to serve in.

    My common leadership signature is to design fluid systems within schools that support and enhance classroom learning and build positive, trusting relationships with all student scholars. I understand the commitment it takes for all student scholars to achieve their very best. I believe that every student scholar can and will succeed if provided the right supports and opportunities. I believe in equitable educational opportunities for all. Working together as a team with our staff and families is essential to achieving that goal.

    Another leadership signature you will notice is that my leadership team and I are involved with our student scholars on a daily basis visiting classrooms, recesses and the cafeteria. It is important to be out of my office seeing learning and growth take place on a daily basis. We have amazing teachers serving our student scholars, and I desire to make their work seamless as they give every child their best.

    Finally, I envision Green Gables to be a community school we all are proud of. I welcome parents and community members who desire to support our work. We need reading tutors, we need mentors, and we need recess heroes. Please contact me if you want to be a part of our team. I also invite you to join me for school tours.

    In partnership,

    Kent Cross

    Principal

     

     

     

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