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Kathryn Yates

Kathryn Yates

Elementary Principal 

Kathryn Yates, Member of the California Central Valley Band of Miwok’s. She joined the Chief Leschi Schools team in 2011 and has served our school in many roles. She has been an Elementary Principal since the 2020-2021 school year. Kathryn has an Associate Degree in Childhood and a Bachelors Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from American Public University and a Master in Educational Leadership from the City University of Seattle. She has worked in education for 30+ years and is a member of the California Central Valley Tribe of Miwoks. She believes it is important to be respectful of the history and a positive guide for the future of students, staff, families, and the community. Kathryn enjoys fishing, crafting, cooking, and spending time with her family.