Dear Bothell High Families,
I am pleased to announce Juan Price as the new principal of Bothell High School. Mr. Price is no stranger to the Cougar community where he served as assistant principal for the 2017-18 school year while building relationships with students, staff and colleagues throughout the District.
Mr. Price has devoted all of his career in education to the success of high school students in the state of Washington, first as a classroom teacher and, for the past six years as an administrator.
Prior to joining our District, Mr. Price spent 17 years as an administrator or high school teacher with the Seattle, Bellevue and Clover Park Public Schools, most recently as assistant principal at Roosevelt High School for five years. There, he successfully supervised and mentored teachers across five departments. Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Price taught Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics and United States History for 12 years, including at Newport High and Clover Park High schools. He later taught at West Seattle High School where he was also department chair and AP coordinator. While there, Mr. Price helped design curriculum maps for World History, U.S. History and American Government courses and served as summer school principal.
In addition to being a building educator and administrator, Mr. Price has dedicated years to continually improving social studies curricula throughout the state and the nation. Most recently, he served eight years as co-chair of the Advanced Placement Government and Politics Curriculum Development and Design Committee. This group was tasked with reviewing and designing the new curriculum framework and essential skills and practices that students will learn from the course.
Mr. Price earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Eckerd College (1997), a Master of Arts in Teaching at Saint Martin’s University (2000) and his K-12 Principal Certification (2009) at the University of Washington.
I want to thank the students, families, and staff from Bothell High community and the District who participated in the national recruiting and hiring process that included several in-person meetings, two online surveys and the first phase of interviews. I especially want to thank Assistant Superintendents Heather Miller and David Wellington, along with Deputy Superintendent Duggan Harman for leading this process.
During my conversation with Mr. Price, he made clear his commitment to equity in education and improved achievement opportunities and outcomes for all students. Equally important is his dedication to a smooth transition and to continuing to strengthen the Cougar community of students, educators, staff and families. We are thrilled that in Mr. Price, we have found the right person who will build upon the successes Mr. Bob Stewart achieved in his 15 years at Bothell High, create new opportunities and deepen the sense of community.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Juan Price as principal of Bothell High School.
Michelle Reid, Ed.D.