Patti Fouts

Principal at IRE
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I have been honored to serve the Meridian Community as Irene Reither Elementary School Principal since fall 2014.  In that time, I have been privileged to work with a committed team of administrators, a dedicated and hardworking staff, supportive families and community volunteers, and incredible kids!  I very much enjoy and appreciate the investment in children and the community feel in the Meridian School District. 

I have been an educator for twenty years.  I graduated from Western Washington University in 1996, and returned to my home town, in Forks, Washington, to begin service as a teacher in fall 1997.  I taught middle school for eight years before becoming an assistant principal, and then a principal, at Forks Middle School.  In fall 2014, I relocated to Whatcom County to begin serving as principal at Irene Reither Elementary.  In fall 2016, I was given the opportunity to support Teaching and Learning at the district level in the Meridian School District while continuing to serve as principal. 

Outside of school, I keep busy raising my two boys:  Braxton, a recent graduate of Meridian High School, and Carter, a 7th grader.  When the opportunity presents itself, I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, learning new things, and travel and exploration.