Adam Desautels has been named principal of Inglemoor High School, effective July 1, 2018. Desautels comes to the District from Issaquah High School where he has served as assistant principal since 2014.
Northshore Superintendent Michelle Reid announced the decision on Monday, March 26 after a rigorous selection process that included candidate interviews with leadership, staff and students, as well as a site visit to candidates' current schools and a community forum.
“In addition to his excellent leadership experience, Mr. Desautels brings a real commitment to building relationships with students and the broader school community,” says Dr. Reid. “That’s going to be important coming into this leadership role.”
Desautels earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and has two master’s degrees in education, including one in secondary education from the University of Washington, and a second in administration and supervision from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Desautels has held multiple leadership roles during his 11-year career as an educator. In his four years at Issaquah High School, Desautels worked with his staff to raise graduation rates above 95 percent. He has also overseen the English, Science and Foreign Language departments, and he’s been responsible for the daily management of the school building as well as safety and security. Prior to his time at Issaquah, he was an English teacher at Redmond High School where he worked with colleagues to develop and implement an American Literature course that resulted in higher student achievement. In addition, he was the head of the English Department at Westwind Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. Desautels has taught every level of high school English, including English Language Learner (ELL) and Advanced Placement (AP).
Desautels says he is excited to take on this new leadership role and continue to work for the best interest of the students and staff, “I look forward to serving this community with a vision of ensuring that all students will graduate from Inglemoor High School with a pathway toward post-secondary success and the tools to become positive and productive citizens.
Desautels will replace interim principal John Loy, who has been leading Inglemoor since longtime principal Vicki Sherwood’s retirement in March.