New principal named at Hazelwood Elementary School

January 2, 2015

Hazelwood Elementary School has a new principal.

Tracey Naylor will take over the position currently held by interim-Principal Judy Busch.

Naylor, a graduate of Columbia University and American University, comes to Hazelwood from Campbell Hill Elementary School, where she served as the assistant principal.

Tracey Naylor

Tracey Naylor

Prior to serving in the Renton School District, she taught in Arizona and Louisiana as well as served as an instructional coach, principal in residence and director of instruction in Louisiana, New York and Washington, D.C., respectively. Read more

Schools welcome new principals in changing of the guard

August 29, 2014

Students and staff members will notice some new faces roaming the halls when the 2014-2015 school year kicks off in September.

Both Newcastle and Hazelwood elementary schools will welcome new principals, while Hazen High School welcomes back a familiar face to lead its students.

Newcastle Elementary School Principal Rich Mellish will take over for outgoing Principal Marla Newton, who secured a position in the Federal Way School District.

Judy Busch will come out of retirement to temporarily assume the Hazelwood principal spot left open by Principal Cindy Farnsworth, who is now at the Meadow Crest Early Learning Center. Read more