Dear Kalama Elementary Families, 

Hello! My name is Dr. Kala Lougheed (Dr. L for short for the students, just Kala for the parents!), and I am honored to be your new principal. My family feels very fortunate to be joining your school community. We moved to Kalama from Longview in October and feel so at home in this beautiful place. We have been warmly welcomed by so many kind and caring people in our first few months here. Throughout the principal selection process, I was impressed by the support for our schools. I look forward to many years of getting to know all of you and working together to ensure a positive future for our students! 

A little about me...I have worked in the Longview School District for the last four years, most recently as the principal at Robert Gray Elementary. Prior to that, I was a teacher, program coordinator, and a whole lot of other things at a large school district in Kalispell, Montana, where I was born and raised. Though my parents are both small business owners, I come from a family full of teachers and a deep commitment to public education. My grandparents, various aunts and uncles, and my little sister are all public educators, either present or retired. My great great grandmother was a teacher in a one room school house where her duties encompassed everything, including starting and maintaining the fire and making lunch, in addition to teaching eight grades….so I guess you could say I have a teacher gene! My oldest daughter will be a third grader at KES next year, and my youngest daughter will be in first grade. When we aren’t at school or work, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our family, being outside, and exploring the Pacific Northwest! 

There will be more information available about events and ways you can be involved at KES on this website, as well as our new Facebook Page! I encourage you to check both frequently for information and updates throughout the summer. Find us on facebook @kalamaelem or search fb.me/kalamaelem and follow!

If you have any questions or concerns, I am available at (360)957-9874 or via email at kala.lougheed@kalama.k12.wa.us. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Dr. Kala Lougheed