Principal's Welcome Message

Dear Northeast Tacoma Explorers,

While I know this isn’t the start to a new school year that any of us were hoping for, I am tremendously proud to lead our school whether virtually or in person. While we remain socially distant and playing it safe, this will have to be the format for me share a bit of who I am at what I bring to the NET community, as your new Principal. I have been the Assistant Principal at DeLong, in Tacoma for the past six years. I taught grades 2-5 in the Clover Park School District, before coming to Tacoma- a district and community, I could not be more honored to serve. I graduated from Antioch University in Seattle and later Capella University.

On a personal note, I have two children, a 6th grader and a Kindergartener, both students in Tacoma. I am not only proud to lead the work that our educators are doing every day in Tacoma Public Schools, but a proud parent as well. I know the heart of our Tacoma teachers and staff, all going the extra mile to show our students the care, learning opportunities and support that they each deserve daily. ​ ​Our teachers have worked and will continue to work diligently to help make our online/remote learning as seamless as possible this Fall. I know that this is a stressful time for everyone, the uncertainty of the world around us is only compounded by having to learn to teach our children remotely, all while parents try to return to their own work, While everyone is stressed by our current situation, please rest assured that I am available to answer your questions and concerns as I am able and that we will continue to work to improve all areas of our school, while maintaining the incredible growth trajectory that has been our pattern at NET.

I look forward to a future where we can enjoy and celebrate the successes of our school and students face to face, but until that time, please don’t hesitate to contact me. A very warm welcome to our new families at Northeast; we can learn what a wonderful community this is together as I too am a newcomer. Stay healthy and be well Explorers!

Warmly,

Ms. Devenuti
Proud Principal, NET