Washington Middle School

Washington School Leader Update

Dear Washington Middle School families and staff,

I am writing to share the news that Principal Evie Taylor is currently on a leave of absence. Washington Middle School’s current assistant principal, Mr. Adrian Manriquez, will serve as acting principal through the end of the school year. I am diligently working to identify an additional school leader to assist Mr. Manriquez.

I understand that changes such as these can be disruptive. I am confident that Mr. Manriquez will step in and provide effective leadership to maintain daily school operations. Mr. Manriquez’s role as acting principal is to support students, staff, and families.

I appreciate your patience and partnership as we work together to ensure the continued success and well-being of Washington Middle School’s students and community. Thank you for respecting Principal Taylor’s privacy during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


James Mercer, Ed.L.D.
Regional Executive Director of Schools
Seattle Public Schools