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    Executive Directors of Schools

    School leadership matters and is second only to teaching in its school-related impact on student learning. The role of directors of schools is critical in developing and supporting principals, with a focus on high-quality instruction and instructional leadership. The directors of schools are essential in providing direct support of principals to improve their instructional leadership skills and practices in order to impact the quality of teaching and ultimately impact student learning.

    Executive Director of Schools Pk-12

    Dr. Mike Starosky

    Directors of Schools

    Elementary and K-8: Dr. James Mercer Jr., Dr. Rocky Torres, Mr. Tony Ruby, Mr. Tim Moynihan, and Ms. Heather Eberts

    Secondary: Mr. Jon Halfaker, Dr. Sarah J. Pritchett, and Mr. Chris Carter

    School Assignments

    Chris Carter

    Middle Schools

    • Denny
    • Madison

    High School

    • Center School
    • Middle College
    • Nova
    • Chief Sealth
    • South Lake
    • West Seattle
    • World School

    Heather Eberts

    Elementary

    • Emerson
    • Bailey Gatzert
    • Leschi
    • Lowell
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Rising Star

    K-8

    • Southshore K-8

    Jon Halfaker

    Middle Schools

    • Jane Addams
    • Robert Eagle Staff
    • Eckstein
    • Hamilton
    • McClure
    • Whitman

    High Schools

    • Ballard
    • Ingraham
    • Interagency
    • Nathan Hale
    • Lincoln
    • Roosevelt

    Dr. James Mercer, Jr.

    Elementary

    • Adams
    • B.F. Day
    • Cascade Parent Partnership
    • Cascadia
    • Daniel Bagley
    • Frantz Coe
    • Green Lake
    • Greenwood
    • John Hay
    • John Stanford
    • Lawton
    • Loyal Heights
    • Magnolia
    • McDonald
    • North Beach
    • Queen Anne
    • Viewlands
    • West Woodland
    • Whittier

    K-8:

    • Salmon Bay K-8
    • Catharine Blaine K-8

    Tim Moynihan

    Elementary

    • Concord
    • Beacon Hill
    • Dearborn Park
    • Dunlap
    • Gatewood
    • Graham Hill
    • Hawthorne
    • Highland Park
    • Rainier View
    • Roxhill
    • Northgate
    • West Seattle
    • Wing Luke
    • POSA

    K-8:

    • Boren STEM K-8

    Dr. Sarah Pritchett

    Middle Schools

    • Aki Kurose
    • Mercer
    • Meany
    • Washington

    High School

    • Cleveland
    • Franklin
    • Garfield
    • Rainier Beach
    • Skills Center

    Tony Ruby

    Elementary

    • Kimball
    • Laurelhurst
    • Madrona
    • Thurgood Marshall
    • John Muir
    • Olympic Hills
    • John Rogers
    • Sacajawea
    • Sanislo
    • Stevens

    K-8:

    • Broadview-Thomson K-8
    • Licton Springs K-8
    • TOPS K-8

    Dr. Rocky Torres

    Elementary

    • Alki
    • Arbor Heights
    • Bryant
    • Cedar Park
    • Fairmount Park
    • Genesee Hill
    • Lafayette
    • Maple
    • McGilvra
    • Montlake
    • Olympic View
    • Sand Point
    • Stephen Decatur
    • Thornton Creek
    • View Ridge
    • Wedgwood

    K-8:

    • Orca K-8
    • Pathfinder K-8
    • Hazel Wolf K-8

    About the Directors of Schools