Principal Lisa Hechtman leaving Skyline High School for Issaquah School District position
April 19, 2014
NEW – 6 a.m. April 19, 2014
Skyline High School Principal Lisa Hechtman will leave her position at the end of the school year.
In an email to Skyline families April 14, Hechtman said she had accepted an offer to serve as the Issaquah School District’s executive director of personnel.
Hechtman was in her second stint at Skyline. She was one of its original staff members when the school opened in 1997, serving for seven years as a humanities teachers, dean of students and assistant principal.
In 2004, Hechtman left Skyline to become principal at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. She also taught math and social studies in California in the early 1990s, earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis. In 2003, she earned a principal’s credential from Seattle Pacific University.
“I leave a familiar, outstanding staff of educators and a community dedicated to supporting their students in pursuit of learning,” she wrote. “I do this in order to accept the broader challenge of supporting staff across the district for the benefit of all students in the ISD.”
Issaquah Superintendent Ron Thiele said Hechtman would replace outgoing cabinet member Kathy Miyauchi. He also said the search for a new Skyline principal would begin immediately. Thiele plans to select a new principal by early June.