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MEET THE PRINCIPAL
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! 

On behalf of all my colleagues, thank you for choosing Edmonds Heights, “A dynamic learning community for all students to become their best selves”. 
This will certainly be an unusual school year, and together we will make a difference for our students and families. 
EHK12 is a safe and respectful place for families of different social and economic, racial, political, and religious backgrounds. It is also a school where each family’s educational goals are honored and contribute to the program. We are deeply committed to collaborating with our diverse families who want a more traditional or classical curriculum for their children, families who want more freedom and unstructured exploration for their children, and the whole range in between. 
Our team- teachers, office personnel, library staff, paraeducators, technology support, Workshop Instructors, and custodians- is deeply dedicated to supporting families by providing care, and facilitating the widest range of learning opportunities possible. 
I invite you to stay engaged, whether it is joining your child in class, participating in committee work, working on the Equity Team, or being a part of the myriad other community opportunities we have. Most of all, keep in touch! 
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or just want to say hello! 

Scott Mauk

Dr. Scott Mauk brings 27 years of experience and conviction to his educational leadership from a variety of settings. He is passionate about education, having taught Social Studies, English, Organic Gardening, Math, and Outdoor and Environmental Education in multi-age, K -12 environments. He has served as a building and district administrator in alternative and traditional schools, gifted programs, special education, and athletics.


Dr. Mauk has a B.S. in Anthropology and International Studies from Santa Clara University and a Master in Teaching degree from Evergreen State College. He earned his Doctorate from Seattle Pacific University in 2010 where his research addressed fundamental characteristics of vibrant learning communities.


Dr. Mauk is Past President of the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives (WALA) and has been a member of WALA since 1996. He is recognized for his scholarship, mentorship, and leadership, and has received several awards highlighting his dynamic influence, including the 2006 WALA Educator of the Year Award. He has been selected to present about Edmonds Heights at the National Alternative Education Association conference in October 2019.


Dr. Mauk lives on Whidbey Island with his wife, Maggie. His son Sawyer attends Lewis and Clark College, and his son Sage and daughter-in-law Rohini are self-employed and live in Ballard. 

Dr. Mauk loves to garden, mountain bike, hike, work with his hands, and be outside as much as possible.

He goes by “Scott” or “Dr. Mauk”.

 

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