Dear Lawton Elementary community,
The Lawton community and PTA would like to congratulate Mr. Manza on his permanent appointment as our principal. We look forward to a fresh start and consistency in our leadership. Looking forward to a brighter future for our students! Below you can read the message sent out by Superintendent Nyland.
“Dear Lawton Elementary community,
Today I am delighted to announce that I have appointed Dorian Manza as the principal for Lawton. He has been serving as interim principal since August.
Mr. Manza comes to Lawton Elementary from Whitman Middle School, where he served as assistant principal. Before joining Whitman, he was the Dean of Students at Alderwood Middle School, where he started his career in education teaching history and health and fitness. Since his appointment last summer, Mr. Manza has demonstrated his commitment to Lawton by developing strong relationships with staff and families, sharing his vision for Lawton.
Sarah Pritchett, executive director of the central region, oversaw the community input process to gather feedback on Mr. Manza’s performance as interim principal. This included surveys of staff and families as well as strong mid-year evaluation.
Mr. Manza has a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, and a master’s in Education and principal certification from City University.
I know that you will join me in congratulating Mr. Manza on his appointment as principal. Thank you for your dedication to your students and your school community.
Seattle Public Schools”