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Kirkland SDA School Staff
 
The administration, staff and teachers at Kirkland SDA School are committed to providing students with high academic standards.  They believe a student's success is based on a balance of the spiritual life as well as the social, academic and physical.  As leaders and mentors, the teachers and staff at KSDA School are an integral part of school activities including community service projects, music, and athletic events, providing guidance as well as scholastic instruction.  To meet the teachers for each grade, go to classes.  For telephone extensions, click here.
Principal - Dr. Glen Baker
Dr. Glen Baker is the principal of Puget Sound Adventist Academy and Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School. He is a highly qualified and experienced educator who has worked in the field of education for nearly thirty years, with over twenty-five of those spent in an administrator’s capacity. Dr. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology with a minor Biblical Languages, a Master’s degree (M.Div.) from the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary at Andrews University, a Specialist in Education (Ed.S) degree from Loma Linda University, and a Doctoral degree (Ed.D) from La Sierra University. Dr. Baker’s training has given him the opportunity to work in a variety of capacities including pastor, hospital chaplain, high school teacher and guidance counselor, school registrar, and school principal. He has also taught graduate level education classes at the university level.

His extensive administrative experience at Elementary, Middle, and High School levels has given him a comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to run an effective school, from curriculum development, technology implementation, personnel management, school accreditation, to resource management. Dr. Baker has a passion for young people and is committed to providing them with challenging and engaging educational opportunities within a framework of a strong spiritual environment.

Dr. Baker has been very active in the communities in which he has served. He has been a member of the Kiwanis service organization and was a police Chaplain for over fifteen years. He has lived and worked in the states of Washington, Oregon, Michigan, California and Florida as well as internationally in Japan and China, experiences that helped shape his International and comprehensive perspective on life, cultures and education. His wife, Ruth, is a nurse executive with the Adventist Health Corporation and he has two children, a married daughter Amanda, who is a kindergarten teacher at a Charter School near Loma Linda, CA, and a son who is a junior majoring in business at Pacific Union College in Napa Valley, California. Dr. Baker’s hobbies include biking, sports, photography, reading, music, and the collecting of antiquarian Adventist books and memorabilia.
Vice Principal – Cary Ursino
Mrs. Ursino has taught for 23 years.  She graduated from Walla Walla College with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  She has Washington State Endorsements in Reading, History, and Business Education.
 
Her goal for KSDA students is to make classrooms active, learning environments academically and spiritually.  She believes that students learn best in a safe community environment and strives to make that a goal here on the campus.  She encourages all students “To honor Christ, to know Him, and to serve Him.”
IT Director – Vladimir Bokov
Mr. Bokov holds a degree in theology from Andrews University. In his sixth year at KSDA School / Puget Sound Adventist Academy, Mr. Bokov is the technology director, and teaches multi-media.
 
His goal is to help his students become comfortable in a technical world where everything is going digital. He also helps the staff utilize the latest technology for the classroom at a highly competent level.



 
Registrar – Erin Decker
Erin was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, living most of her life on the "eastside".  She has over 14 years of administrative experience having worked in several divisions over 13 years at Microsoft as well as most recently serving as the Marketing & Administrative Coordinator for a national member organization.

Erin hopes to bring all her skills and abilities to keep the front office running smoothly and to always have a smile and a positive attitude.


 
Kathy Fridlund is the business manager for both Kirkland Seventh-Day Adventist School and Puget Sound Adventist Academy.
Band Instructor – Craig Mohr
Craig Mohr teaches band and instrumental music at KSDA and Puget Sound Adventist Academy.
Brenden Rajah is the Athletics Director and Physical Education Teacher for PSAA and KSDA. Mr. Rajah graduated from Walla Walla University (WWU) with a degree in Physical Education. He grew up in Alberta, Canada, attended Parkview Adventist Academy and played varsity soccer, basketball and volleyball. While attending WWU, he played varsity soccer, organized the Fall Classic Tournament and assisted in other events such as the Friendship Tournaments. In addition, he coached volleyball and soccer at Walla Walla Valley Adventist Academy. He played division 2 hockey for 5 years. Mr. Rajah was also the head coach for the U16 Sweets Club Volleyball team and head coach for Roger's Elementary School 7-8th grade track team.

Mr. Rajah’s passions in life are sports, music and serving others. He says, “I am really excited about teaching at KSDA & PSAA. I hope to enhance the program, develop students and serve the community. Teaching students how to learn, love and respect one another is very important to my philosophy, as well as encouraging teamwork and problem solving. My vision is to help students and parents learn to have a daily active lifestyle, play sports and have fun!
Administrative Assistant – Linda Sing

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5320 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033     Phone:  425-822-7554
Founded in 1945