Nancy Coogan

Students, teachers, community prepare for a new school year | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

School is just around the corner. This time of year, parents are getting their scholars ready by purchasing school supplies, and teachers are preparing for… Continue reading


Forming a Tukwila School District bond that helps students | Supt. Nancy Coogan

The Tukwila School District's bond committee will start meeting Thursday, April 16. This diverse group will look at how our student population is expected to grow and how our program needs are projected to expand in the decades to come.


Foster High School Centennial: Celebrate, reconnect | Supt. Nancy Coogan

Foster High is the heart of the Tukwila community, and we invite everyone to come for singing, dancing, remembering, connecting, food, and fun during the official celebration starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the school.


Tukwila school community shows caring spirit | Supt. Nancy Coogan

Your support has not gone unnoticed; the family says they have been wrapped in care, and it has made all the difference. They are greatly, humbly appreciative, and they feel a renewed sense of home here.

Tukwila works actively to keep students safe | Supt. Nancy Coogan

In Tukwila, student safety is a top priority. In addition to dedicated police and security officers on staff at our secondary schools, we hold monthly emergency drills that include intruder scenarios.

New school year starts for parents, too | Supt. Nancy Coogan

Nothing beats the excitement of the first day of school, and the opening of the 2014-15 school year was no exception. New clothes, new teachers, new friendships, new learning — it’s a whole new year with unlimited expectations . . . One student at a time.

Beware, summer slide sets back learning | Supt. Nancy Coogan

I hope your family has a safe, energizing, and fun respite from school during the next few months. As the district’s lead educator, however, there is one seasonal danger lurking in the warm weather that I must warn you about: Summer slide.

Foster’s graduates ready to take on the world | Supt. Nancy Coogan

The New York Times has deemed the Tukwila School District to be the most diverse in the nation, and this type of true multiculturalism — where no minority is the majority — is perhaps the greatest life lesson in itself. We do not believe in separate and unequal, but equity and equality for each and every student, not just some.

I’ll come to you to talk about Tukwila’s schools | Superintendent Nancy Coogan

The next community-wide strategic plan meeting for the Tukwila School District is at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 17, at Tukwila Elementary School, 5939 S 149th St, Tukwila. Superintendent Nancy Coogan is also ready to reach out to anyone who calls.

Where everyone crosses the finish line | Supt. Nancy Coogan

We are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in innovative educational practices we know work, all to benefit Tukwila children!

Our 12th man is you, our owners | Supt. Nancy Coogan

We are proud, and you should be, too! And unlike the Seahawks, you are actually part owners of this franchise. So please consider yourself our official 12th Man — you are on our team, and we welcome you in all aspects of our operations.

In times of crisis it’s still about kids | Tukwila School Supt. Nancy Coogan

Though South Africa is just about as far away from Tukwila as you can get on the globe, Nelson Mandela’s wisdom and vision – of inclusion, of humanity, of hope, of opportunity – could be tailor-made for our own racially and economically diverse community.

Tukwila, help your neighbors throughout the year | Dr. Nancy Coogan

No matter what your faith or background, this is the season for family, friends, and thanks. My own family had significant traditions growing up, and more than anything — looming bigger in memory than even the giant Macy’s Day Parade balloons — I remember an overwhelming sense of love and comfort

College tests help turn dreams to reality | Dr. Nancy Coogan

For the first time, every single student at Foster High School will take either the SAT college admission exam or the PSAT (practice SAT) on Oct. 16. This is a huge deal. For starters, there are the obvious tangible benefits. Completing the SAT — preferably with a high score! — is one of the most significant steps in the college enrollment gauntlet.

Meeting the needs of all Tukwila children | Supt. Nancy Coogan

We are in the business of providing access for ALL students. We value the dignity of every life, no matter whose. And we open our hearts to each other, no matter the differences.