Meet our Principal

Mead is a wonderful school community comprised of amazing students, a great staff and a supportive and active parent community. Our students not only have a wonderful educational opportunity at Mead, but they also live in a community that supports and encourages their positive growth and development. The City of Sammamish has been recognized as one of America's "Best Places to Live" (CNN Money), and was voted by Forbes Magazine as "America's Friendliest Town" in 2012. Sammamish has a strong sense of community that carries over into our school. Our students represent many cultures, languages, and place of origin from all over the globe. This diversity makes us a rich and vibrant school community.

At Margaret Mead Elementary, our vision statement is "Preparing every student for lifelong success." Our goal is to provide an educational foundation that supports student success at Mead, into middle school and beyond. Our staff uses Common Core State Standards, LWSD curriculum, research based instructional practice and Professional Learning strategies to support teaching and learning at Mead.

I have been the proud principal and instructional leader at Margaret Mead Elementary since 2010. I have deep connections to both our school and the community. I have lived in Sammamish for more than 30 years. My husband and I have successfully raised and educated two sons in Sammamish (at McAuliffe, Inglewood, and Eastlake). Both live successfully on their own, are gainfully employed and live here in the Seattle area. I know what it is to raise children in our community and I bring that experience to my work as an administrator. I have been an educator for more than 35 years. I began my career as a special education resource room teacher. I transitioned from that position to many years of educational leadership as a credentialed pastor to families and children. In 2009, I returned to the UW (Go Huskies!) where I first earned my BA and MA and completed the Danforth Educational Leadership Program receiving my administrative credential. I am passionate about educating all kids to have the skills, confidence, and enthusiasm they'll need to embrace their dreams. In my spare time, my husband Greg and I love to camp, bike, boat, and find fun in Seattle.

The Mead staff and I are passionate about providing the best possible educational experience for our students. We work very hard on behalf of our students each and every day. Our goal is to partner with parents in providing our students with the tools they'll need to be successful in middle school, in high school and into adult life. Welcome to Margaret Mead Elementary and Go Mustangs!


Sandy Klein


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