OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMickey Lahmann is a Washington State Leadership Academy instructor for teams in ESD 113, and a Leadership Criteria Framework Feedback Specialist for the Princial Evaluation trainings. In addition to these roles, Mickey serves as a consultant and a district improvement facilitator as part of the District Improvement Assistance program, now the Washington Innovations and Improvement Network. She is delighted to work with WSLA in ways that support administrators in developing their instructional leadership systems for student learning.

During her 37-year career, Mickey served as a teacher, principal, district-level administrator, adjunct professor, and state-level leader. Her early experiences in Washington, D.C., with the Institute for Educational Leadership and working at the Washington State Legislature provide a strong background and passion for our public education system.

Mickey served as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) from 2001–07. In this role, Mickey and her team led efforts creating our state’s original grade level expectations, the K–12 Reading Model, support to districts with instructional materials reviews and various professional development programs such as Math Helping Corps and Reading First. She also is a certified trainer for the Zenger/Folkman, Extraordinary Leader development program. As an experienced and enthusiastic professional developer with groups large and small, Mickey enjoys helping develop the capacity of others.
Mickey received her bachelor of arts degree, administration credential and master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Central Washington University. She is an active volunteer in the Olympia community and enjoys travel, hiking, gardening, and activities with her family.

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