Principal's Corner

Greetings Kittitas Secondary Parents, Staff, and Students,

I am beyond excited to start off the 2019-20 school year! I look forward to the opportunity to meet each and every one of you in the coming weeks. This is an exciting time for Kittitas Secondary School with new faces, energy, and excitement.  I want to extend a warm invitation to any parents, staff, or students who would like to stop by for a visit. Communication is the key to the work we do at Kittitas Secondary School, and my door is always open.

This next year, we will continue to build on the strengths of the secondary school’s long-standing reputation of excellence in a community that places a high value on the education of its students. Kittitas Secondary has a talented staff and a supportive community which creates an environment for all students to directly benefit from this partnership. It is my belief that our efforts will support the positive experience of our students so they can flourish, achieve academic excellence, become emotionally and physically stronger, and grow in their talents.

The 2019-2020  school year promises to bring new adventures and experiences for students, staff, and the Kittitas Community. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you and work towards strengthening the Coyote traditions.


Heather Burfeind



A community united to improve the quality of life for every student through the best education.


The Mission of our schools is to be accountable to the community for providing a globally competitive education that empowers students to achieve academic and personal success and become a responsible citizen.


Students First

Students will be the priority in decisions


Education is a shared responsibility between district staff, parents, students and the community

Learning Environment

A culture that promotes safety and meets the social and emotional needs of students and staff

Quality Learning

Ensure our core business of teaching and learning is built on a rigorous curriculum, effective instruction and high-value assessments

Engagement and Communication

Seeking the engagement and communication with the community we serve


Build strong partnerships with parents and community to support student learning


We believe a student should have a personal pride to be an upstanding citizen, who shows integrity and accountability to themselves and all others