My name is Scott Leick and I am thrilled to serve as the principal at Leota Middle School. I have spent my entire career preparing for this opportunity to work with such an amazing group of educators, students, and families.
My career working in schools began in the fall of 1995 at Naches Valley Middle School where I served as an assistant football coach. I quickly realized the passion I had for working with students. In the spring of 1996, I began working on my Masters in Education with an emphasis in School Counseling. For the next two years, I spent time working as a special education para educator and an athletic coach in various sports. After completing my master’s program, I began my career in counseling. I spent time during my career in several school districts, including Renton, Puyallup, Kent, and Highline, before joining the Northshore School District in 2017.
When I arrived in the Northshore School District in 2017, I served as the Assistant Director for On-Time Graduation. I held that position for just one year before moving to Bothell High School as an assistant principal. Serving four years as an assistant principal provided experiences working with students, staff, and families in a leadership capacity that gave me the confidence to become the principal at Leota Middle School.
I am committed to providing a safe and positive learning experience for each student. This is no easy task but one that I take very seriously. I will work collaboratively with students, staff, and families to reach this goal. In partnership, we will create a space for each student to feel this sense of belonging, helping them become high school ready and college & career curious.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time traveling with my wife, daughter, and son. We enjoy going to the family cabin outside of Ocean Shores, camping in Eastern Washington, visiting Disneyland, or taking a cruise to anywhere with sunshine. As a lifelong learner, I can often be found taking classes, as I work towards my doctorate in educational leadership. If I can keep pace, I will finish up by summer of 2024.
Leota Middle School is a special place. I feel privileged to be the principal and am committed to give everything I have to provide a positive learning community, whether students, staff, and families feel a sense of pride and belonging.