Dear Pope Families,

I am honored to join the staff of Pope Elementary as the new Principal. I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. I look forward to partnering with you to make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.

Before joining Pope, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 27 of which 24 of those years have been in the Puyallup School District. I want you to know I am fully committed to ensuring we continue to provide the best education for each of our students.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give me a call. I look forward to meeting you at Pope’s Back to School Night open house on August 31 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Here’s to an amazing first year together!

Krista Bates, Principal