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October is National Principals Month

Happy Principals Month

We love our principals every day but during #NationalPrincipalsMonth, we are excited to highlight these incredible leaders for the role they play in fostering and nurturing positive learning environments in our schools. Thank you, principals, for your commitment to students and staff and for leading with passion and vision!

Today, meet Issaquah Middle School Principal Mark Jergens-Zmuda as he answers a few questions so we can get to know him better.

Number of Years in Education: 25

Number of years with the ISD: 7

Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why? My math teacher, Ms. Riley, who taught Math Analysis in 11th grade what we call Pre-Calculus today. She was an amazing teacher. Very patient, and kind-hearted, made math fun, and answered every question I had to better my understanding. She also was an incredible singer and sang to our class on the last day of school.

Do you have a favorite quote, song or saying? If so, please share why and what this means to you! "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Xunzi

What is your favorite dish from the school cafeteria either now, or when you were growing up? Chicken Patty was my favorite dish growing up in the school cafeteria.

What would your staff and students be surprised to learn about you? I play softball as part of the Emerald City Softball Association. I went to the Softball World Series and my team placed 3rd out of 64 teams.

Thank you, Principal Jergens-Zmuda!

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