Our Principal

Shelly Gaston

Hello Glacier Park Families,

Seven years ago, I began my first year as the principal of Glacier Park Elementary. Having served as an instructional coach here prior to becoming principal, I knew just how lucky I was to be leading such an incredibly dedicated and talented staff. I have never lost sight of just how fortunate I am to be surrounded by such incredible adults. Our staff cares deeply about each of our students, and we work together with our families to ensure that every student is engaged and empowered. Our students know that they are strong, smart, important, and loved and they know that once a Polar Bear, always a Polar Bear!

As a parent of three Tahoma graduates and the wife of the principal of Tahoma Elementary, I know firsthand just how exceptional our district is. It’s no wonder that I am just as excited about my profession today as I was when I first began my career in education in 1996.

Above my desk is a sign that reads “Today I lead the school. Tomorrow my students will lead the world”. That’s a pretty big responsibility and one that I do not take lightly. My commitment to you is that I will lead Glacier Park as if my own children were students here. I appreciate the trust you will be placing in me, and I promise to work hard to earn that trust every day.


Shelly Gaston


Glacier Park Elementary

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