Administration

Meet Our Building Administrator
    • Liz Crider
      Principal

      Liz Crider

      Principal

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      I have been an educator since 2001, when I first began as a 3rd grade bilingual teacher. Over the years I have had the opportunity to teach at every grade level (Kinder through 5th grade) and work with many amazing students. I began my career in administration after 10 years of teaching experience. First as an Elementary Assistant Principal in Mukilteo School District and now as the proud Principal of Lewis & Clark Elementary.

      Personal Info:
      • Degree:
        M.A. Educational Leadership,
        B.A. Elementary Education
      • Alma Mater:
        Washington State University
      • Hobbies:
        Cooking, Woodworking, Traveling
    • Melissa Ferris
      Assistant Principal

      Melissa Ferris

      Assistant Principal

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      I began my career in education in 2002 as a student teacher in the Tacoma School District. Since then, I’ve taught preschool, elementary, and middle school in Washington, Colorado, and Germany. My most recent position was a Reading Specialist in Puyallup, where I worked with Kinder-6th grade. Watching kids learn to read is one of the greatest rewards of teaching! My family and I moved to the Tri-Cities this summer and I am excited to be joining the amazing team at Lewis and Clark Elementary.

      Personal Info:
      • Degree:
        M. Ed. Literacy
        B.A. Public Relations
      • Alma Mater:
        Washington State University
        Grand Canyon University
        Pacific Lutheran University
      • Hobbies:
        Running with our dog, snow skiing, and hiking with our kids.