October 11, 2017
Foltz named Elementary #16 principal
Chad Foltz will be the future principal of the new Elementary #16 under construction in the Clearwater Creek development. He has served as Cascade Elementary’s principal since 2008.
“Mr. Foltz has done great work creating a strong sense of community and culture of high performance at Cascade. We are confident he will make Elementary #16 a special place for students and staff alike,” says Greg Fancher, assistant superintendent of elementary education.
Cascade has excelled academically throughout Foltz’s tenure. The school has earned the School Achievement Award for meeting the district’s third-grade reading goal every year since 2009. Cascade also earned a Washington Achievement Award in 2012 for its success at closing achievement gaps among its students.
Foltz began his teaching career at Horse Heaven Hills Middle School in 1995 and has spent nearly all of his years in education in the Kennewick School District. He started his administrative career at Park Middle School in 2002 as an assistant principal before moving on to Cascade.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Washington State University and holds two Masters of Education degrees in School Administration and Professional Development from Heritage University.
“I am honored to prepare Elementary #16 for the first students, families and staff who will walk through its doors. My goal is to make this new school a place of high academic achievement the whole community can be proud of,” Foltz says.
Foltz’s wife, Nicole, works as a reading specialist at Sage Crest Elementary. The couple’s son and a daughter currently attend Kamiakin High School.
Elementary #16 will open in fall 2018 to students.