Meet our Admin Team
Cedarcrest High School Red Wolves are part of #OnePack. We are stronger together!
Jeannette Siemers, CHS Principal
A servant leader at heart, Ms. Jeannette Siemers joined the Cedarcrest High School staff July 1, 2023.
Ms. Siemers has served as both a teacher and administrator in Washington State K-12 public education since 2005. Prior to that, she was a Certified Athletic Trainer at the Division I level intentionally supporting collegiate student-athletes in their return to play following injuries and as a clinical instructor with students in the athletic training programs at Washington State University and San Diego State University.
Throughout her time as an educator, she has developed a proven track record of building relationships, balancing high student expectations with high student supports, empowering staff to grow their capacity, and prioritizing equitable access for student success. She has taught at every level from elementary to university.
Developing and implementing programs and systems are a priority for Siemers. She has experience creating change, creating processes through the lenses of literacy development, aligning curriculum materials, and advocating for those furthest from educational justice. While at Monroe HS, as an Assistant Principal from 2016-2021, she launched a mentoring program, matching high school student-athletes with at-risk elementary students, created equal opportunities for girls in sports, and brought community together, creating a culture of celebration by recognizing donors at sporting events, and then carrying that culture into the walls of the school, celebrating the great work of students and staff alike.
Siemers created the Bearcats Teach program, a Bilingual Education Initiative focused on recruiting, preparing, and mentoring bilingual high school students to become future bilingual educators. In addition, she implemented the Seal of Biliteracy and World Language Competency Credit program at Monroe High School. Her work in this area saw immediate results: an initial 1% increase in graduation rate overall in the district, and an approximately 4% increase in the second year of the program.
She is the co-founder and lead facilitator of Together in This, LLC, an organization committed to training and consulting with school districts and organizations on Restorative Practices, and the interconnectivity of social emotional health, student leadership, and school safety. She currently serves on OSPI’s School Safety and Student Well-being Advisory Committee.
Ms. Siemers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Medicine from Washington State University. GO COUGS! She holds masters degrees in Post-Secondary Administration (San Diego State University), Teaching (Seattle Pacific University) and Leadership Development for Educators and Principal Certification (University of Washington).
She resides in Kirkland, Washington with her husband, Jeff, who is also in public service, two children, and Maverick, her English Chocolate lab.
Jason Frederick, Assistant Principal (Alpha A-Le)
Jason Frederick, a member of the Cedarcrest community since 2000, has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Physical Education and a Master’s in Athletic Administration. His leadership started in 2001 when he assumed the role of Athletic Director/Dean of Students. In 2015, his responsibilities expanded as he also took on the role of Assistant Principal. He was an integral part of the football coaching team from 2000 to 2014, leading as the head coach for a decade from 2004.
Committed to fostering student success, this year Jason takes the helm in spearheading Cedarcrest’s initiatives around Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Attendance and Behavior, Emergency Preparedness, Safety Drills, Student Parking, PBIS, SWIS, and the comprehensive oversight of all Athletic Programs and Facility Usage. Furthermore, he is the primary support contact for surnames ranging from A-Le.
Outside the realm of education and being a Red Wolf, Jason cherishes quality time with his wife and their two sons.
Tracie Kelly, Assistant Principal (Alpha Li-Z)
Tracie Kelly officially joined the CHS Administrative Team in July of 2023; however, she has been serving students and teachers in the Riverview School District since 2004 – first as an English teacher and club advisor at Cedarcrest and then as a district-level Professional Learning Leader, facilitating the RSD’s new teacher induction and mentoring program and supporting professional learning for teachers.
Tracie has a strong instructional background grounded in culturally responsive practices. She has a passion for work around equity and inclusion and creating spaces where everyone feels seen and valued. Tracie is also committed to continuing to grow our family and community partnerships.
This year, Tracie will lead Cedarcrest’s work around Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for academics; community engagement; social-emotional learning; the Check and Connect mentoring program, and supporting students (last names Li-Z).
When not at school, Tracie enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, camping, reading, cooking, and sharing these experiences with her three children and two dogs.
Scott Petersen, CTE Director
Scott Petersen is currently serving as the Director of Career and Technical Education for the Riverview School District. He is entering his sixth year with the district and 12th year in education, serving as a teacher for the Lake Washington School District and an administrator with various roles as assistant principal, CTE Director, ALE coordinator, and interim principal for both the Orting and Riverview School Districts.
A strong advocate for inquiry- and problem-based learning, his driving force is to engage students in real world and student driven projects that serve the community in which they live. His work is to support staff in the development of these opportunities for ALL students and bring in industry partners for guidance and support.
Scott received his B.S. in Construction Management with a minor in Spanish from Central Washington University, a post-baccalaureate endorsement in Technology Education (CWU), a M.S. in Career and Technical Education (CWU) and his principal certification through Gonzaga University.
Scott and his family have lived in Carnation since 2012 and feel blessed to call the valley their home.