Jami Roberts

Professional Biography

  • This is my 34th  year in education in the North Thurston School District. This is my seventh year as Principal at Lakes Elementary.  Previously, I was Assistant Principal for one year and Dean of Students for three. In this role, I get the opportunity to work with all students and staff to help make Lakes a safe, positive learning environment where all can achieve their highest potential. The first six years of my career were as a first grade teacher at Woodland Elementary. Since then, I have been teaching at Lakes Elementary in a variety of levels. As a classroom teacher, I taught first and second grade, as well as, multi-age classrooms. For 11 years, I worked in the Learning Assistance Program supporting students with reading and/or math challenges. The last five years in the LAP program, I was also a Building Instructional Coach. As a coach, I worked with teachers supporting their professional development in the classroom, as well as, with grade levels and large groups on a chosen area of professional growth. I earned my Masters in education at the University of Portland in 2001 and earned my administrative credentials through the University of Washington Tacoma in 2014. I am proud to be the learning leader of the dedicated and compassionate teachers at Lakes Elementary.

Kevin Galbreath

Professional Biography

  • Hello! I am thrilled to be the new Assistant Principal at Lakes Elementary School. I look forward to working with all of you this year and many years in the future. This is my 18th year in education, and each year I still get nervous as that first day approaches. I have previously taught 1st grade, 3rd grade, and been an Elementary Reading Interventionist both in Washington and Alaska. I earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2002 and my Masters in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University in 2014. I currently hold a certificate in K-8 elementary teaching along with my Principal’s certification. For the last several years, I have worked at a middle school and hope that experience will help to guide our older elementary students as they transition out of Lakes. I firmly believe that ALL students can succeed, and I am here to help in any way possible. I want every family to know that I am thankful for your feedback and encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. The key to building a great relationship is communication.