Island Park Elementary names new principal

The Mercer Island School District named the new principal of Island Park Elementary on Monday.

David Hoffman will join the district beginning July 1.

Hoffman comes to the Island from the Northshore School District where he was the principal of Maywood Hill Elementary and East Ridge Elementary. Last year he was the district's Director of Intervention Programs, and prior to that he was an elementary teacher in first, second and fourth grades in the Issaquah School District.

Hoffman earned his Juris Doctor at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota and earned his educational endorsements at the University of Washington.

Hoffman and his teaching staff have twice earned the Washington State Achievement Award for closing the achievement gap at Maywood Hills Elementary, as well as the state academic achievement award in math and reading while working at East Ridge.


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