From Principal Flanick
Dear Pleasant Glade Families,
It is an honor to serve as your principal since 2022. Before that, I was the assistant principal of Pleasant Glade for four years, and I look forward to continuing the great work we do to serve our students, staff, and community.
I am incredibly proud to work alongside the hardworking, talented staff here at Pleasant Glade. Our goal is to create equitable learning spaces so that all students can master high academic and social skills. We value communication and collaboration with families and the community, and we are here to support your students with you as they learn and grow.
I am eager and excited about starting this new school year. Please let me know if you have questions, concerns, or compliments, or if there is something we can do to serve your student(s) better. I look forward to working with and for you.
About Mrs. Flanick
Mrs. Flanick is originally from Houston, Texas. She moved to Washington State to attend Western Washington University, where she earned her teaching degree in 2008. Most of Mrs. Flanick’s teaching career was spent in Yelm Community Schools, where she taught reading intervention, 2nd grade, and was an English Language Arts instructional coach. She earned a Master’s degree from Western Governor’s University in 2014 and earned her principal certificate from Seattle Pacific University in 2018. She joined North Thurston Public Schools as the assistant principal of Pleasant Glade in 2018.
She enjoys many activities with her husband and son, like hiking, kayaking, playing at the beach, roller skating, gaming, and taking walks with their dog, Gordon.
From Assistant Principal Cummings
Dear Pleasant Glade Families:
I am elated to be your Assistant Principal at Pleasant Glade Elementary and look forward to partnering with you to serve our students, families, and staff. I am committed to collaborating with the school community to do what is best for our kids, and I believe in analyzing data from an equity lens and removing barriers to support student success and growth while leading with love and compassion. Looking forward to the year ahead and continuing the wonderful work at Pleasant Glade Elementary.
About Ms. Cummings
Ms. Cummings graduated from Washington State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She received her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle Pacific University in 2010. Ms. Cummings received her Administration Certification from St. Martin's University in the spring of 2022.
Ms. Cummings was a primary grade teacher for 14 years, with the last seven years being in North Thurston Public Schools at Lacey Elementary. She has lived in Lacey for 12 years and really enjoys connecting with her community.
She has two nephews that she absolutely adores. It is a good day whenever she can be on the lake enjoying her paddleboard.