From top left, clockwise: Jamie Prescott, Holly Bailey, Jiovanna Koceski, Tyler Geving, Melanie Ready and Jenny Foster. Courtesy photos

From top left, clockwise: Jamie Prescott, Holly Bailey, Jiovanna Koceski, Tyler Geving, Melanie Ready and Jenny Foster. Courtesy photos

Mercer Island School District welcomes new administrators

There will be new leadership at the high school, two elementary schools and in the district office.

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 2:14pm
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There are several new leadership changes in the Mercer Island School District for 2018-19.

Jamie Prescott is the new director of Learning Services. Prescott has been an associate principal at Mercer Island High School since 2012, coordinating many areas, including assessment, intervention, technology and ASB/Activities. She was previously an English, journalism and leadership teacher at the school for 10 years and is an MIHS graduate.

Holly Bailey has been appointed as the director of Special Services. Bailey most recently served as assistant director of Inclusive Education in the Kent School District. She has worked in the field of special education for the past 13 years as a teacher, mentor/coach, program specialist and assistant director.

Jiovanna Koceski joins the District as the information systems coordinator. She previously worked for the Northwest Regional Data Center, assisting clients from over 50 districts throughout the state and as the student information system coordinator position for Shoreline Public Schools.

Jenny Foster is a new associate principal at MIHS. She comes to Mercer Island from Mount Si High School in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, where she has served as a Spanish teacher since 2006. She currently serves as an administrative intern and instructional coach, mentoring teachers throughout the district. Foster’s previous experience includes teaching five years at Oregon State University, overseeing the teacher preparation program curriculum for graduate-level students, and as a Spanish teacher in Oregon school districts.

Melanie Ready has been appointed as associate principal of Northwood and West Mercer Elementary Schools. Ready comes to Mercer Island from the Kent School District, where she has served as an instructional coach and mentor specialist for teachers. She has also spent 10 years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher.

Tyler Geving is the new Mercer Island High School athletic director. He will also teach at the high school. Geving was previously head basketball coach for eight years at Portland State University, after serving as assistant coach prior to that. He also coached at Edmonds Community College, Seattle University and Highline Community College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University and master’s degree from City University.

See www.mercerislandschools.org for more.

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