Meet our Principal

Kirsten Gometz, Principal and Taylor Mitchell, Associate Principal

Children are the future!


Kirsten Gometz

Kirsten Gometz attained her Educational Leadership certificate at the UW Danforth program and spent the last six years as the principal of Norman Rockwell Elementary. Prior to her leadership role, Kirsten taught kindergarten and fifth grade, as well as special education at both elementary and secondary levels in WA, CT, and CA. She thinks she has the best job in the world and is very excited to join Redmond Elementary. Kirsten believes that school should be a place every child loves to be. Kirsten has two young sons, aged 7 and 9, and lives in Bothell.

Associate Principal

Taylor Mitchell

Hello! I am so excited to be part of the diverse Redmond Elementary community, where we all work together to support students and provide a safe place for them to learn and grow each day.

I grew up in various parts of Western Washington and went to Washington State University (Go COUGS!). After doing my student teaching at Norman Rockwell, I spent three years as a third grade teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. Eventually, I migrated back to the Northwest and settled in Seattle and back in the Lake Washington School District. I really enjoy it here and love boating, Pilates, playing with my dog, Wrigley, and spending time with my family and friends.

I’ve been lucky to spend the majority of my career in education in the Lake Washington School District. In that time, I’ve taught as a first and third grade teacher. I have had the pleasure of working in both the Eastlake and now Redmond Learning Communities.

I am thrilled to be a full-time Associate Principal at Redmond Elementary this year. I am excited to get to know our school community better and help continue our work of success for each and every student!

I believe we are all capable of learning and growing, and we do our best work when we collaborate in a positive and productive way to help support all student needs. By meeting the needs of our students, we are making it possible for them to succeed at becoming happy and productive citizens in our community.