Juan Price has been named principal of Bothell High School, effective immediately. Price is very familiar with the Bothell High community, as he has served as assistant principal at the school for the past school year. He replaces Bob Stewart, who announced his retirement in June.
Northshore Superintendent Michelle Reid announced the decision Monday after an inclusive process that involved interviews with staff, leadership and students, as well as feedback from the Bothell High School community.
“We are thrilled that in Mr. Price, we have found the right person with a vision to build upon previous successes, create new opportunities and deepen the sense of community,” said Reid.
Price has devoted all of his career in education to the success of high school students in the state of Washington, first as a classroom teacher and, for the past six years, as an administrator.
Prior to joining Northshore, Price spent 17 years as an administrator or high school teacher with Seattle, Bellevue and Clover Park Public Schools, most recently as assistant principal at Roosevelt High School for five years. There, he successfully supervised and mentored teachers across five departments. Before becoming an administrator, Price taught Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics and United States History for 12 years, including at Newport High and Clover Park high schools. He later taught at West Seattle High School, where he was also department chair and AP coordinator. While there, Price helped design curriculum maps for World History, U.S. History and American Government courses and served as summer school principal.
In addition to being a building educator and administrator, Price has dedicated years to continually improving social studies curricula throughout the state and the nation. Most recently, he served eight years as co-chair of the Advanced Placement Government and Politics Curriculum Development and Design Committee. This group was tasked with reviewing and designing the new curriculum framework and essential skills and practices that students will learn from the course.
Price earned his Bachelor of Arts in history at Eckerd College (1997), a Master of Arts in teaching at Saint Martin’s University (2000) and his K-12 Principal Certification (2009) at the University of Washington.
Students, families and staff from the Bothell High community and the district participated in the national recruiting and hiring process, which was led by Assistant Superintendents Heather Miller and David Wellington, along with Deputy Superintendent Duggan Harman.
Price has made clear his commitment to equity in education and improved achievement opportunities and outcomes for all students. Equally important is his dedication to the Cougar community.
“Bothell already has a great foundation, and we can make it greater,” said Price. “As I imagine the opportunities for our school community, I am excited to be an advocate for our staff, educators, students and families. When we work together to consistently help and challenge all students, regardless of where they come from, we will graduate well-rounded critical thinkers, effective communicators and problem solvers. We will build and graduate tomorrow’s leaders.”