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Northwood Knights!

I am honored to be joining such an amazing community, talented group of young students, and committed staff members, as principal of Northwood Elementary.  

I have lived in the Puyallup area for most of my life. I attended several Puyallup elementary schools including Mt. View, and graduated from Puyallup High School.  My wife and I will be celebrating our 12th anniversary this year and have 3 beautiful children together.  Like many of you, we are anxiously waiting to know what elementary school will look like this fall and are excited to resume regular activities as soon as possible.

This school year will undoubtedly be full of new opportunities and challenges. I look forward to meeting each of them in partnership with all Northwood stakeholders. Regardless of our daily schedule, we will strive to provide the excellent educational experience that every student deserves, and we will work alongside each family to help navigate this difficult transition.

I look forward to meeting each of your students!

Nathan Webb

We are also pleased to introduce Mrs. Michele Zimnisky, our Northwood Assistant Principal. 

Michelle Zimnisky, Assistant PrincipalHello! I am pleased to be joining the Northwood community as the assistant principal. I will be the assistant principal at Edgemont (half-time at each school) as well! So, getting to know students and families across the grade levels and knowing the fifth graders when they move on to be sixth graders will be especially enjoyable and provide a through line of support and familiarity for students and parents. Building relationships with families and students to ensure support and a welcoming environment is a core value for me as a school leader.

A few things about me: I am embarking on my 23rd year in education. Over the past four years, I was the PreK-2 Lodge Leader (principal) at Chief Leschi Schools and had a PreK-12 leadership role in Social Emotional Learning. Prior to that, I was an assistant principal at Hunt and Pope elementary schools here in Puyallup School District. Before going into administration, I taught almost every elementary grade level, was an intervention teacher, instructional coach, district-level literacy leader, coach of coaches, instructional specialist, and professional developer. On a personal level, I am the mom to an incoming senior and an eight-grader. My husband, Tim, is a fire captain in Burien/White Center. I look forward to being a supportive partner in your child’s education and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!