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    Executive Director of Schools Support Team 4

    Jon Halfaker

    Jon Halfaker has served the students and families of Seattle Public Schools since 1994.  In addition to serving as the Executive Director of Schools for the NW region of Seattle Public Schools for the past four years, Jon also served as the Principal of Washington Middle School for eight years, Assistant Principal of Meany Middle School, House Administrator at Eckstein Middle School, STAR Mentor, and as a classroom teacher at Washington Middle School for eight years. 


    Jon is part of a team of five executive directors of schools, who support principals’ instructional leadership in order to increase student achievement and close opportunity gaps. This includes using data to monitor school progress, coordinating professional development, one-on-one coaching, principal evaluations, and conducting frequent learning walks through school buildings to ensure quality instruction. Together, they supervise and support more than 100 principals.  Beginning this fall, Jon, along with Executive Director Sarah Pritchett will support all of the middle schools and high schools in Seattle Public Schools.


    Jon earned a BA in history at the University of Washington, a M.A. Ed at Antioch University, and his Administrative Certification with Heritage University.  Jon and his wife are also the proud parents of two graduates of Seattle Public Schools.