Olympic Hills School Leader Update
Dear Olympic Hills Elementary families and staff,
I am pleased to announce that Mayra Toledo, based on the recommendation of the Olympic Hills Elementary hiring team, has been selected as the next principal of Olympic Hills.
Mayra Toledo has dedicated her career to the students of Seattle Public Schools, serving multiple instructional roles at Concord Elementary before completing her administrative internship at Rainier View Elementary. Following the completion of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington, Mayra became an assistant principal at Olympic Hills in 2020. At Olympic Hills, Mayra has served as coordinator for the City of Seattle Educational Levy, facilitated a reimagining of data teams and has led racial equity work for the school.
The hiring team, made up of a diverse group of staff, students, and parents, recommended Principal Toledo due to her demonstrated commitment to educational equity and providing the highest-quality instruction to all students at Olympic Hills.
Principal Toledo’s leadership will help support 180 Days of Excellence during the 2022-23 school year. At Olympic Hills and across SPS, we are back to full-time and in-person with a focus on providing high-quality learning for all, creating a culture of care for students and staff, and responding to the needs of our students and school communities.
I also want to thank Principal Libby DeBell for her leadership and service in Seattle Public Schools, including the last 5 years as principal of Olympic Hills Elementary. Principal DeBell has been instrumental in building a thriving, student-centered culture at Olympic Hills. Principal DeBell has overseen expansion of multiple programs and instructional models at Olympic Hills including targeted supports for early literacy and writing across the content areas, Otter Block (intervention programs), and the implementation of a school-wide social justice curriculum.
We are excited to have Principal Toledo take on this leadership role within Seattle Public Schools. Please join me in welcoming Mayra Toledo as the next principal of Olympic Hills Elementary.
Dr. Brent Jones
Seattle Public Schools