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July 26, 2022
Dear Lowell Student and Family Community,
My name is Chelsea Dziedzic (pronounced Jay-Jick) and I am very excited and honored to lead the Lowell Elementary School community as your new principal. I am thrilled to serve this beautiful community alongside our incredibly caring and dedicated staff.
I come from a family of teachers and have enthusiastically devoted my career to public education. This will be my second year at Lowell, my fifth year in Seattle Public Schools, and my 18th year as an educator. Prior to coming to Seattle, I was a teacher, instructional coach, and elementary Dean of Students in the Issaquah School District. I absolutely love to read and learn and I am passionate about excellent, culturally responsive teaching and learning. I have my master’s degree in literacy, have been a National Board-Certified Teacher for over a decade, and I am a certified Project GLAD Key Trainer, skilled in supporting teachers in designing inclusive practices for all learners, particularly those learning English as a second language.
Raising my own children has influenced my understanding of the value of strong school-family partnerships and personal connection. I believe that relationships are the heart of teaching and learning. As such, I invite any interested family to schedule time to meet with me this summer or early fall so that I may better learn about your student(s) and your hopes and dreams for the school. I am also planning to work with the staff to host a popsicle and playground meet-up with Lowell families in late August. Look for more information to follow.
As Lowell’s principal, I will bring my many years of experience and a deep commitment to the students, staff members, and families of Lowell. I believe schools are central to building a community where we can all continuously learn and grow together, and I look forward to doing this in partnership with you.
With gratitude and excitement for the year ahead,
Chelsea Dziedzic (she/her/hers)
Principal, Lowell Elementary School