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    Headshot Principal Medsker

    My name is Ruth Medsker and I am privileged to be the planning principal charged with re-opening Lincoln High School (LHS). LHS closed in the spring of 1981 and its reopening marks the first large high school to open in Seattle since 1963! LHS will open in the fall of 2019 after extensive remodeling to meet the needs of today’s learners. Enrollment boundaries will be determined in November-December of 2017.

    I am excited to get started planning and put my prior experience to work. I have served in a variety of teaching and administrative roles in Seattle Public Schools, including being both a General Education and Special Education teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Executive Director of Schools, and most recently principal of West Seattle High School. During the 2016-2017 school year in addition to leading West Seattle High School, I was a Principal on Assignment, tasked with engaging staff and the community to re-envision high school and bring high school programs into alignment with the new 24 credit graduation requirements enacted by the Washington State Legislature.