Kellie Adams

Fourth Grade Teacher


Phone: 425.936.2600


I am a Kirkland Girl. I feel very at home at Lakeview since I attended Lakeview as a child followed by Kirkland Jr. High and Lake Washington High ~ home of the KANGAROOS. I was even born in the Kirkland Hospital that is now the Heathman Hotel! To top it all off, my husband and I are lucky enough to have raised our three daughters in the house I grew up in, right here in the Houghton area!

I am married to my fabulous husband, Terry. We have three wonderful daughters ~ Dyanna, Shannon, and Jillian, who have each graduated from college and are off on the adventures of their adult life. I am blessed that they all live here is Western Washington so we get to spend a lot of time together. You can often catch us kayaking or paddle boarding out in Lake Washington or taking a walk along the boulevard. I also like to play tennis, cook, read, knit, crochet, hike, camp and enjoying our great state of Washington and all its beauty.

After growing up in the safety and comforts of Kirkland, I attended Western Washington University where I received degrees in both Special Education and Parks and Recreation. I worked at Children's Hospital in Seattle for two years in the Therapeutic Recreation Department but soon realized that my heart was really in the classroom.

I have taught in the LWSD for many years starting as a long term sub at Lakeview and then teaching at Fairfax Hospital, A.G. Bell, Ben Franklin and Lakeview. I started as a Special Education teacher, then moved to kindergarten, followed by third grade and then fourth grade. One year I taught a 4th/5th combination class. I job shared here at Lakeview with Karla Coghlan ( now a 2nd grade teacher) for 12 years before we both transitioned to full time teaching in the fall of 2011. I LOVE teaching and working with children. They are full of energy, curiosity and enthusiasm.

As an educator, I strive to create a warm, welcoming and safe environment for children to be challenged academically while also supporting them in their social and emotional growth. One of my greatest joys is watching students make connections and get excited about what they are learning. I believe children are capable of succeeding in all areas of life and truly enjoy supporting them through the peaks and valleys of that process. Each year, I look forward to meeting and getting to know a new group of children and their families. I really do believe “It takes a village to raise a child” and when parents and teachers work together, children get the benefits of many great minds helping.

I am looking forward to a great year!