Leadership Update

Vikki Fogelson, Principal, Lewis & Clark Middle School

Welcome Vikki Fogelson, Principal, Lewis and Clark Middle School

The Yakima School District is proud to announce that, beginning July 1, Vikki Fogelson will serve as the principal of Lewis & Clark Middle School.

Mrs. Fogelson is the new principal at Lewis & Clark Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year. She has spent the last twenty-four years dedicating herself to serving middle school students and families.

Principal Fogelson taught for twelve years in Finley and Kennewick School districts as a middle school reading, language arts, history, and special education teacher. She also served as an instructional coach in literacy supporting Professional Learning Communities. She was a Principal Assistant & Assistant Principal for Spokane Public Schools for eight years and has been a Principal with Pasco School District for the past four years.

Vikki received her Associate of Arts at Wenatchee Valley College, Bachelor of Arts in serving English Language Learners and Elementary Education & Master Teacher Masters including endorsements in Special Education and Reading from Central Washington University, and a Masters of Education in School Administration from Heritage University.

Mrs. Fogelson believes in building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. She brings experience in promoting parent involvement. She has extensive experience implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) at the middle school level and has served as an MTSS Data Coach across her district. She has also worked to grow Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) at the district level which has included social emotional-tiered supports and restorative practices. Most recently Vikki has implemented Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at the middle school level while creating a guaranteed and viable curriculum to ensure learning for all.

Mrs. Fogelson & her husband enjoy spending family time with their five grown children, eight grandkids, and a great-grandson. She comes from a family of educators with two of her children following her into the family business, one as a school psychologist and the other as a middle school teacher.

You will often find Vikki flying around with her husband who is a pilot and works in aircraft maintenance and repair. She also loves to fish, read, and play with her two dogs, Jake & Piper.

Vikki is excited to join and serve the Yakima School District team and community of Yakima. She looks forward to continuing her work at the middle school level.

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