Hello! My name is Daxa Thomas and I am the proud principal of Lake Dolloff Elementary School, home of the Dolphins! I am humbled and honored to serve as the principal of Lake Dolloff and am committed to working with our staff members and families to create a place where all our scholars feel success and develop excellence in all they do!
Prior to coming to Federal Way Public Schools, I have had the privilege of serving in a variety of roles in education. My journey included being a teacher, instructional leader, middle school assistant principal, elementary school principal, and the director of family and community engagement! These roles provided me the opportunity to lead our students and staff in providing scientifically research-based best-practices in teaching and learning and implementing culturally relevant equitable practices so that all students achieved at high levels!
As an immigrant from India and a former English language learner myself, I am no stranger to struggles and believe that with high expectations and continuous support, all scholars will learn and achieve at high levels. I am passionate about equity, and excited to team with the Lake Dolloff staff members, families, and community to provide a high-quality education for each child. We have the privilege and the responsibility of creating educational opportunities where all our children feel valued, intelligent, challenged and academically, socially and emotionally supported every day.
We as the students, staff, families and community will accomplish this by working collaboratively towards this endeavor. In line with our District’s mission; we will ensure that our scholars have a voice, a dream, and a bright future. Lake Dolloff is a school where we have a common vision of equity and excellence; one where our scholars are at the heart of everything we do! With high expectations for teaching and learning along with an unwavering belief that every student will succeed, I’m confident that our scholars will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally at Lake Dolloff! Please feel free to stop to say, “Hello!” or set up a time for us to meet!
I look forward to the opportunities to listen, learn, and partner with you. Together, we can increase student success for all Lake Dolloff scholars to excel in school and beyond!
Daxa Thomas, Principal