From Principal McCarthy

  • Heather McCarthy

    Dear Evergreen Forest Elementary School students, families, and community members,

    On behalf of the Evergreen Forest Staff, I would like to welcome you to another fantastic school year at Evergreen Forest Elementary School. We hope that this summer provided you with opportunities for fun and relaxation with friends and family. We are all excited to have students and families back in our classrooms and hallways.

    We are very excited about beginning this school year to meet or reconnect with our Bobcats! We will meet our Kindergarteners at the Bobcat Blast-Off on August 23-24, host a school Open House on September 6th, and begin our Family Engagement Meetings on September 7th. It will feel a lot more like a return to normal fall, and for that, we are grateful.

    This year, Evergreen Forest Elementary will continue to support all students in growing, learning, achieving, and dreaming. We commit to honoring diversity and supporting and including all students.

    As principal, it is my priority that all students and community members feel safe, welcome, and heard at Evergreen Forest Elementary. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in ensuring that this vision is realized for our children. This positive relationship is the basis of social-emotional safety and academic achievement for our students.

    Also, I am pleased to welcome our new Assistant Principal, Dusti Trickle. Please read her message on this page to learn more about her.

    We are excited about sharing the wonderful things happening in our school. Follow us on Facebook and look for our Evergreen Forest Monday Memo coming to you through School Messenger.

    With Warm Regards,

    Heather McCarthy


From Assistant Principal Trickle

  • Dusti TrickleI am so fortunate to be joining the Evergreen Forest team as your new Assistant Principal. A bit of background about myself; I was born here in Olympia and graduated from Yelm High School. I went on to attend the University of Washington and eventually moved to The Evergreen State College, where I received my Master's in Teaching in 2005. In 2019, I received my administration degree from St. Martin’s University. 

    Before becoming an assistant principal, I was a classroom teacher for 12 years and have taught every grade from Kindergarten through sixth. For the next 4 years, I was an interventional specialist and building coach at Olympic View Elementary. Last year I was an AP at both Woodland and Seven Oaks. I am passionate about supporting students in all areas that contribute to the success of all. My philosophy of education is that all students can learn with the right levels of support and differentiation. My goal as a leader is to ensure that all students have equitable access to academics, as well as social and emotional support. 

    I have two great kiddos, who also attend North Thurston. My youngest, Ian, is 10 years old and will be starting 5th grade this year at Horizons. My oldest, Anne, is 14 years old and is a sophomore at Timberline. In our free time, we work in our garden, go hiking and camping, and ride our bikes.

    I can’t wait to begin our work together this coming school year and look forward to learning about each one of your students.

    Dusti Trickle
    Assistant Principal