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Eureka City Schools is proud to announce the appointment of Kathleen Cloney-Gardiner to the position of Principal to Washington Elementary School.

Kathleen was born and raised in Eureka attending local schools.  She began her career with Eureka City Schools as a student teacher at Washington Elementary and became a full-time teacher at Washington in 3rd and 6th grades.  When Zane and Winship transitioned into middle schools, Kathleen moved to Zane to teach 6th grade.  Eventually she added a half-time position as Zane’s Student Services Coordinator until moving into the position of Assistant Principal.  After a year, she accepted the Assistant Principal position at Eureka High School. 

Kathleen has come full circle and returns to her roots at Washington as the new Principal.