Dear Twin Lakes Learning Community,
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. My name is Robert Koplin, and I am honored to be the new principal of Twin Lakes Elementary. Over the last 15 years, I have worked in the field of education as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from New York University, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Akron, and earned my Post-Master’s Principal Certificate from Seattle University. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing basketball, pickleball, paddle boarding, and snowboarding.
We share the amazing responsibility of educating the scholars in this community and are stronger when we work together as partners. I look forward to building authentic relationships in the community, with families and scholars, so every child experiences a strong sense of belonging, learns, and becomes their best self.
Our school mission guides our efforts and daily work- “Twin Lakes will collaborate and listen to students, families, staff and the community to engage and grow in a safe, inclusive learning environment where everyone feels valued, supported and empowered.” We are deeply committed to our mission and the success of ALL scholars, being culturally-responsive, anti-racist, and inclusive educators who always put the needs of children first.
Assistant Principal Jake Booker and I are dedicated to further developing and leading our learning community in support of the goals outlined in the Federal Way Public Schools Strategic Plan. At Twin Lakes, our School Improvement Plan (SIP) prioritizes Goal 2- Whole Child and Goal 4- Mastery of All Subjects. Specifically, our focus in alignment with Goal 2 will be on elevating scholar voice and ensuring systems for social-emotional support are implemented school-wide. Our focus in alignment with Goal 4 will be on implementing culturally responsive, universally designed, anti-racist teaching practices and engaging Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in a cycle of inquiry utilizing data through an equity lens to improve learning outcomes for all students.
Thank you for your partnership in the work of educating the scholars of Twin Lakes Elementary. Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or feedback, as we continue to improve in this critical work and strengthen our school community together.
Robert Koplin, Principal
Jake Booker, Assistant Principal