Sarah Pritchett, Executive Director, Seattle Public Schools

Sarah Pritchett

Sarah Pritchett has been in education for over 20 years. Before becoming an Executive Director of Schools in 2013, Ms. Pritchett served as Principal at McClure Middle School for six years. Under her leadership, McClure Middle School has been recognized twice as a Washington State School of Distinction in 2010 and again in 2012.

Ms. Pritchett started her educational career in 1993 for the Seattle School District. First, teaching at Sharples Alternative High School and then moving up to serve as the House Administrator at Mercer Middle School. In 2000 she accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Rose Hill Junior High in the Lake Washington School District and continued to serve there for seven years. Ms. Pritchett returned to the Seattle School District in 2007 to take the helm at McClure Middle School where her leadership practice was grounded in three critical areas: building capacity in teacher leaders and building leadership to take targeted instructional risks that positively impact student growth; the personalizing of school programs to ensure that all students can be successful; and establishing and maintaining authentic dialogue with parents and community.

Ms. Pritchett holds Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Washington State University and a Masters of Education from Western Washington University. She is proud to be the parent of a daughter currently attending Washington State University.