Principal: Chris Thomas


I am thrilled to be the principal of Glacier

Park Elementary, a top-notch learning community, with hard working students and a wonderfully caring school staff.  We are fortunate to have a very generous and supportive PTSA that is committed to the growth and success of each child.  I look forward to this continued partnership between home and school.

Prior to coming to Glacier Park in 2010, I spent 15 years in the Bellevue School District, where I worked to improve the rigor and thinking skills of students as a teacher and administrator.  I am enthusiastic about Tahoma's Classroom 10 Initiative and supporting students to be successful in the technology age.   John J. Medina, author of Brain Rules, mentions “The critical attribute of intelligent human beings is not only having information, but also knowing how to act on it.”  The Classroom 10 initiative and much of our work at Glacier Park squarely addresses this need to prepare our students for a vastly changing world.  More information on Classroom 10 can be reviewed on the TSD website

I have many fond memories of when I attended the Tahoma School District, Kindergarten - 12th grade.  I earned a B.A. in Communication (Boise State University), a Masters in Education (City University 1995) and my Administrative Credentials in 2000 (City University).  My wife and have been married for 16 years and we have a elementary age son and a daughter in middle school.  For recreation, I enjoy reading, biking, golfing and coaching little league sports.    

I am very pleased to be a part of the Glacier Park learning community and enjoy getting to know our students and their families.  If you would like to contact me, please feel free to call (425-413-3700) or e-mail me at