Executive Director of Schools Southeast Region
Kelly Aramaki started his career in education as a 4th and 5th grade teacher in the Bellevue School District. He attended the Danforth Principal Certification Program in 2002 and was the recipient of the Kreielsheimer Fellowship which allowed him to do a full-time internship in the Seattle Public Schools.
After receiving his principal certification, he was appointed principal of Maywood Hills Elementary in the Northshore School District. After four years at Maywood Hills, he returned to the Seattle Public Schools and was the principal of John Stanford International School for four years, during which he received the National Milken Educator Award, an award referred to as the “Oscars of Teaching”. From there, he served as the principal of Beacon Hill International School and was named Washington State Principal of the Year in 2013.
Kelly earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Columbia University in New York with an emphasis on special education inclusion and early childhood education. He earned his Bachelor of
Science in Zoology and a minor in music from the University of Washington.