Olympic View school to get new principal

Casey Wyatt, assistant principal at Chloe Clark Elementary School in DuPont, will take the helm at Olympic View Elementary School in Lacey for the 2014-15 school year.

She will replace principal Bob Richards, who is moving to North Thurston Public Schools’ administration office to become director of school leadership, according to district spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve.

“Casey has a passion for students and a strong track record as an effective teacher and administrator,” Joe Belmonte, North Thurston assistant superintendent of elementary education, said in a statement.

Wyatt, 33, of Olympia, grew up in the Longview area and has worked in education for 12 years.

She has been assistant principal at Chloe Clark Elementary School in Steilacoom for a year. Before that she was dean of students for a year and a middle school language arts teacher.

Wyatt said she’s excited about moving to Olympic View, which serves about 600 students in the Tanglewilde-Thompson Place area.

“I’m excited to work with the staff and students and community, and I just look forward to continuing the great successes there,” Wyatt said in a telephone interview with The Olympian. “I’m a firm believer in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.”

Wyatt earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Washington State University, a master’s degree in education from Grand Canyon University and administrative credentials from the University of Washington.

She is a national board certified teacher in English and language arts, and her husband, Aaron Wyatt, is director of communications for the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Their children, Rogan, 9, and Skye, 7, attend schools in the Olympia School District, she said.

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433 lpemberton@theolympian.com