Meet our Principal

  • Ignite Principal Stephanie Hollinger

    Dear Ignite Family Academy Students, Families, and Community Members,

    My name is Stephanie Hollinger and I am the proud principal of Ignite Family Academy! I have been in education for 19 years and with North Thurston Public Schools since 2009. I started in NTPS at Olympic View Elementary as a teacher then became Dean of Students. Upon receiving my principal certification, I became an Assistant Principal at Meadows Elementary, and not long after was appointed as the principal of Evergreen Forest Elementary where I served the last 6 years.

    I am thrilled to launch Ignite Family Academy with our families! This is a great opportunity for NTPS to broaden the services we provide to students and families. Ignite Family Academy provides in-person classes and collaboration with families in their at-home learning...and so much more!

    I am not just your principal, but also a wife and mother. I've been married for 24 years; fun fact – my husband and I have been together since high school, both joined the United States Marine Corps at the same time, and later attended college together! We have two amazing daughters who are both products of NTPS schools. Our oldest daughter is a 2020 graduate of River Ridge High School and is now studying psychology at WSU. Our youngest daughter is currently a sophomore at River Ridge High School and enjoys horse riding in her spare time. We are also proud Lacey residents for the last 18 years and love our community!

    I am excited to build relationships with the students and families of Ignite and look forward to partnering together. Supporting students to achieve at school, at home, and in their lives is the center of my work. 

    Your Proud Principal,

    Stephanie Hollinger