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Principal's Message

Dr. Jordanne Nevin

Updated 7/22/2020

Dear Lancer families, students, and community,

My name is Jordanne Nevin and I am honored to be serving McKnight as principal for the 2020-2021 school year.  I am looking forward to continuing to foster a student-centered environment focused on excellence and lifelong learning.

McKnight’s goals are to support the emotional, social, and physical needs of students as they prepare for academic success, set and achieve goals, and become contributing citizens in high school and beyond.  I have spent 16 years in education as a high school math teacher, a high school assistant principal, and a principal at a kindergarten through 8th grade STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) school.  In each of those roles, I have been honored to lead in communities that innovate and challenge.  I am passionate about developing students’ potential, elevating students’ voices, and leading for equity. 

In my most recent role, we transformed a traditional K-8 school to a STEM school, with a Project Based approach to learning in every classroom.  The most inspiring part of this work was re-thinking the way schools have traditionally served students and families while building opportunities for students to become agents of their own learning to make a difference in their community.

As a resident of the Renton community, I am honored to work in a school district with specific goals around service, equity, and excellence.  I am excited to continue our work at McKnight focused on learning and teaching, engaging families and community, and removing barriers to student success.

While I am anxiously waiting to meet you, know the health and safety of students and staff are the top priority in preparing for the fall.  I am looking forward to an amazing year at McKnight.

In Partnership,

Dr. Jordanne Nevin, Principal