Hani Nur has been hired as the new Principal of Tukwila Elementary School, and – pending approval by the Board of Directors on June 14, 2022 – will start her new job on July 1, 2022.

Nur has been an educator in the Tukwila School District for the last seven years, working as a kindergarten teacher, first grade teacher, and literacy interventionist at Thorndyke Elementary.

She then moved into a leadership role as a teacher mentor and administrative intern.

“I spent my entire teaching career in diverse school districts,” Our said. “This was intentional because I desire to serve the population that was representative of me. I also wanted to give back to my community and ensure that the students and parents I met had a different perspective of who is considered an educator and an administrator.”

Tukwila Elementary chose Nur as their new principal “because she understands our District and our students, is passionate about literacy and the importance of social-emotional learning, and is motivated to bring opportunities for all of our families, but especially our families of color.”