Kellie Hernandez became principal of Madrona Elementary School in 2016. Kellie grew up in Highline and is an alumna of Mount Rainier High School. She returned to Highline to begin her career as a 4th grade teacher at Madrona Elementary School. Later, she served as educational assistant, instructional coach and assistant principal at Midway Elementary School. Kellie graduated from the University of Washington with a Master of Education degree in leadership and policy studies through the Danforth Educational Leadership Program.