Leadership Team

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Andra Maughan

Principal

Ms. Maughan comes to Excel Public Charter School with 15 years of teaching and leadership experience and is excited to join the team at Excel. She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in education and economics and earned her Masters of Education from the University of Washington. As a teacher, Ms. Maughan taught students with special needs, with a focus on social/emotional and behavioral disabilities. She values building strong relationships with students and families and believes that when schools partner with families, students are more successful. After teaching and working as a special education consulting teacher for Seattle Public Schools central office, Ms. Maughan went back to the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program where she earned her principal’s credential. As a school leader, Ms. Maughan was the assistant principal at Chief Sealth International High School, principal at Beacon Hill International School, and principal at the Original Van Asselt all in Seattle Public Schools. In her experiences as a school leader, she has demonstrated a commitment to equity and opportunity for all students and is committed to closing the opportunity gap and ensuring that all students are prepared with the skills necessary to graduate ready for the future of their choice.

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Karen MacArthur

School Operations Manager

Ms. MacArthur joined Excel last year as Excel’s Counselor.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University and graduate degree in clinical social work from New Mexico Highlands University.  Ms. MacArthur has experience working with children, adolescents and families in the school and mental health agency settings. This year she will be taking on new challenges as Excel’s School Operations Manager.

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Emily Feldtmose

Dean of Students

Ms. F is so excited to start the year at Excel! She grew up near Philadelphia and received her B.S./B.A. in Psychology and Student Art from Ursinus College. After spending a year as an artist in residency at Millersville University, she was accepted into a teaching program in Washington, DC called Urban Teachers. For the last five years, Ms. F has been teaching 6-8th grade math at Center City Public Charter School, Petworth campus. She is looking forward to working with the Excel team!

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Excel Public Charter School

19300 108th Avenue Southeast,

Kent, WA 98031

Phone: (253) 487-7530

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