Meet our Principal

Jeff DeGallier, Principal and Clara Saeteurn, Associate Principal

Children are the future!


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Jeff DeGallier

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about Redmond Elementary School. My name is Jeff DeGallier, and I am honored to serve the students, families, and staff as principal. I look forward to getting to know you and answer any questions you may have about our school community. 

The 2022-2023 school year will be my 35th year as an educator, and I am as enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and learning today as when I began my career as an English and Social Studies teacher in a junior high setting many years ago. At Redmond Elementary we are committed to ensuring every student will develop the foundational skills and attributes that will prepare them for the rigors of their secondary education in a loving, nurturing community as they experience the joy of learning. We believe that all students have the ability to succeed, both academically and personally, and look forward to working with your child to accomplish this goal. I have served in high schools, middle schools, and now many years as an elementary principal and love working with families and staff as we make Redmond Elementary a school where every student achieves their very best.

My wife, Kim, and I enjoy traveling, gardening, cycling, exercising, reading, and spending as much time as possible with our two grown sons, and our corgi dog, Charlie. I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and enjoyed exploring the great outdoors hiking, camping, and participating in sports.  I attended the University of Washington where I completed my undergraduate degree in International Business and competed on the track team.  So, I am a big Husky Fan!   I have always loved learning and am constantly reading and researching, especially about my favorite topic, how we create a thriving culture for learning so our students aquire the skills and confidence to achieve their dreams.

Redmond Elementary is a great place for students to learn and grow. We are like every school, “Green and Growing” in our determination to continually improve outcomes for every student and strive to meet the highest expectations for the students we serve.  I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about our wonderful school. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any service to you!

It's a Great Day to Learn!

Jeff DeGallier




Associate Principal

Clara Saeteurn

Clara Saeteurn


Hello scholars and Red El Community!

I am filled with immense joy to be able to serve as your associate principal! I have experience at the high school, middle, and elementary level. As an educator I am committed to our partnership so that we can give EVERY. SINGLE. STUDENT. equitable access to the power of education. I am committed to growing, learning, and improving with you.

I enjoy cooking, traveling, hiking, crafting, and napping. My favorite foods are noodles, sushi, steak, fried chicken, and my mama and pop’s homecooked Mien food. I love to laugh so share with me your best joke=) My favorite time of the year is autumn so I can cozy up, drink tea, and read a good book.

Here at Redmond Elementary we believe in every student, and you are worthy just as you are. I am so excited to get to know you and what your hopes and aspirations are.

Let’s get our learning started!

In partnership,

Clara Saeteurn

Associate Principal

Redmond Elementary