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Meet Our Administrators!

Kelly Clapp, Principal

Portrait of Kelly ClappKelly Clapp grew up in Snohomish, WA and then attended Western Washington University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and majoring in English. She began teaching English and language arts right after graduation and was also a high school track and cross country coach. Along the way, Kelly earned her Master’s Degree from Lesley University and her Principal’s Certification through Western.She began her administrative career at Everett High School and then served as the principal of Redmond Middle School in the Lake Washington School District for the last seven years.

Kelly is thrilled to be the new principal of Juanita High School. She believes that JHS should be a place where respect and inclusion provide the foundation for all aspects of the school community so that each student feels safe, supported and hopeful about their futures.

Joe Gorder, Associate Principal

Portrait of Joe GorderJoe Gorder grew up in Larkspur, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area and then attended the University of California
at Davis for his undergraduate degree. After graduating with a B.S. in Zoology from UC Davis, he earned his teaching certificate from California State University, Sacramento. In 1993, Joe moved to Kirkland and was hired at Eastlake High School where he taught science for 14 years. During that time, he earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington. In 2007, Joe joined the LWSD New Teacher Support Program as a consulting teacher, serving as a mentor and providing support for teachers in their first two years of teaching. It was in this role that he worked at Juanita at least one day a week for 10 years as he mentored many new staff members. This spring, Joe earned a Masters in Educational Leadership and his principal certification from the University of Washington Bothell’s Leadership Development for Educators program.

Joe and his wife are proud parents of their son who will be graduating from high school in 2018. As a parent of a high school student, he is well aware of the pressure and stress experienced by many students. He is firmly committed to attending to the social and emotional needs of all students in addition to their academic needs to help ensure that every student finds their own success in high school. He could not be more thrilled to join the Juanita leadership team and to partner with students, parents, and staff in the coming years.

Kelly Konicki, Associate Principal

Portrait of Kelly Konicki Kelly Konicki was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to the Pacific Northwest when she was in the first grade. She grew up in Snohomish, WA and later attended Washington State University. She received a B.S. in Biology from WSU and her Master’s degree from Western Washington University. She has taught science at the High School and Middle School level for the past 9 years at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, and most recently at Redmond Middle School where she also led ASB, oversaw the student leadership program and coached every sport at the middle school level.


Kelly is excited to join the Juanita High School team and is committed to supporting every student in their journey toward self-discovery, character development, and personal success.

Christine McMillan, Associate Principal

Christine McMillanChristine McMillan grew up in Chicago, IL and attended Northeastern Illinois University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and majoring in English. She moved to Woodinville and began teaching at Redmond High School, where she taught English for 15 years. Christine earned her Master’s Degree and her Principal’s Certification through Seattle Pacific University.

Christine could not be more excited to be a part of the Juanita community.  She believes that Juanita should be a place where everyone is committed to providing a challenging, respectful environment that supports each student's needs and ensures they have a path to find success.




Fine Arts & Career/Tech Ed


Hart, Janet - Spanish

Leal, Alexandra - Spanish

Osborn, Lynn - French

Roberts, Kim - Japanese

Sanchez, Anne-Magali- Spanish

Silva, Barrie - Spanish

Welch, Toby - ASL

Leadership & Performing Arts