Superintendent’s Message

Dear Skykomish Community,ThomasJay

It is my honor to serve the Skykomish Community as the school’s Superintendent. I am a firm believer in the servant leadership model and in servitude to others. First and foremost I am an instructional leader and I believe in improving instructional practice for the welfare of each student. I also believe in setting high academic standards, maintaining academic rigor, and challenging each student to be the very best version of themselves. I am excited and enthusiastic to serve the Skykomish Community in this new leadership capacity.

Skykomish School District has a longstanding history of providing students with a rich educational background and offers small class sizes and individualized education unmatched by almost any other school district in the State of Washington. I am happy to be a part of this longstanding history and tradition. My father had two cousins who attended Skykomish and my great, great grandfather helped build the Cascade tunnel and stood watch at the West end of the tunnel while my great, great grandmother worked at the local restaurant and inn in Skykomish.

As a longtime educator I have served students since 2001 where I began teaching high school English, communications, creative writing, research writing, and drama in the Crescent School District in Joyce, WA. After serving the students and community of Joyce for five years I moved to the neighboring school district of Port Angeles where I taught high school English, Honors English, speech and debate, journalism, and served as the school’s Technology Coordinator. Since 2013 I have served the students and the community of Visitation in South Tacoma as the school’s building principal developing their STEM program.

I am more than thrilled to serve you as Skykomish’s next Superintendent.

Go Rockets!

Thomas Jay
Superintendent
Skykomish School District