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Principal's Message

Principal's Message 


Welcome to Washington Elementary! We are glad you are interested in our great school. We find it a special place to work and learn. Washington has a rich history of providing student focused instruction in a unique environment of learning communities. Our classrooms are grouped in learning centers in which kindergarten and first grade students work alongside and among each other. Second grade and third also follow that model. Students in fourth and fifth grades each have their own single grade learning centers. We believe that this structure allows us to work interdependently toward common goals for all students.


As a faculty, we have many goals for developing world class students. It is our hope this year to strengthen the presence of our school mascot and relate it to 8 specific lifeskills.  We hope these skills will develop into habits helping your child succeed in school and life (we call this our Patriot Promise). Additionally, we want to engage students in learning that is relevant to life and allow them to collaborate, communicate, think critically, be creative, explore and innovate. Also important is to build relationships with you as families because we believe together we can achieve more.


As the school leader, I have had many years of experience as a teacher, early childhood director, associate principal, and principal. This has allowed me to consider the many ways educators impact children both academically and socially. My family of six resides in Kingsport where we settled after my husband and I grew up in Michigan. I attended Indiana University and graduated with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Shortly after graduation, I was looking for a home in the southeast and found that Kingsport offered a beautiful topography and focus on family. I received a Masters in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University and later my Educational Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University. Kingsport City Schools welcomes you to our school system.


Mrs. Heather Wolf

Washington Elementary Principal