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Kristin Powell

Hi, I'm Kristin Powell and I am thrilled to be the Assistant Principal at Ptarmigan Ridge.  My greatest joy comes from interacting with our students, families, and staff every single day.  I became a teacher in 1987, in a school district nestled in the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California.  I spent two years as a K-8 music teacher and then discovered that I had a passion for teaching in a classroom.  I spent the next twenty years teaching in California, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington in elementary school and middle school.  Later in my career, I became an Instructional Coach and I joined the Orting School District in 2017.

I did my undergraduate work in Stockton, California at the University of the Pacific and later completed a Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction and my Administrative Credentials at Western Governors University.
My husband is the Director of Bands at the Pacific Lutheran University where our daughter also attends.  When I am not at school, you will find me playing flute, riding horses, or romping with my 80 pound St. Berdoodle.