Kennewick principal named regional principal of the year

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Cascade Elementary Principal Chad Foltz was just named the Lake Wallula Regional Elementary Principal of the Year, by the Association of Washington State Principals.

He was chosen as the top elementary principal in a region that covers 12 school districts across Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties.

"I am very honored. I see this as an award for all of us at Cascade Elementary,” said Foltz. “We are a fantastic team that does outstanding things for children. We base all of our decisions every single day on what's best for kids. I am very fortunate to be the leader of such a tremendous staff.”

Foltz began his teaching career at Horse Heaven Hills Middle School in 1995 and has spent nearly all of his years in education in the Kennewick School District. He's been head principal at Cascade since 2008, and he will be the principal of the new Amon Creek Elementary when it opens in August 2018.

During Foltz's time as principal, Cascade earned the School Achievement Award for meeting the district’s third-grade reading goal every year since 2009. The school also earned a Washington Achievement Award in 2012 for its success at closing achievement gaps among its students.

“Mr. Foltz’s leadership has helped students and staff at Cascade reach their potential year after year,” said Greg Fancher, assistant superintendent of elementary education. “This recognition is well-deserved.”

Foltz is now eligible to compete for the State Elementary Principal of the Year award, which will be announced later this spring. 

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