Craig Richardson

Dear Woodinville Families:

I am eager to be able to share my educational experiences working at Woodinville High School.  I believe preparing students to be well-rounded is an asset in their education and future endeavors, as well helping students connect with their goals and lifetime interests.  I look forward to getting to know your students and for them to get to know me.  As an instructional leader, I feel it is essential in teaching all students to advocate for themselves, and provide a voice in navigating their educational journeys.  I look forward to assisting with all our WHS students in ensuring they become honorable, skillful, thinking citizens in the community and beyond.


I was raised in the Seattle area, graduated from O’Dea High School, went onto Eastern Washington University for school and to play in college on a football scholarship.  Upon graduation from from EWU, I was fortunate to play one year of professional football.  I come from an athletic family in various sports, and I was involved in athletics throughout my early middle/high school years.  I come to WHS from previously serving at Skyview Junior High and three years at Nathan Hale High School, both as an assistant principal.  Prior to that I was a Physical Education/Health teacher for eighteen years at West Seattle High School, and taught three years in the elementary level as well.  I have also served in a variety of positions: Activities Coordinator/Dean of Students, assistant varsity football/tennis coach, and taught Drivers Education. In my twenty-six years or so involved in education, I have worn quite few hats throughout my career.


I enjoy spending time with my family and wife. I have one son, two daughters, and two grandkids.  We have been Bothell residents for the past fifteen years. My hobbies are watching movies and sports with family and friends.  I enjoy supporting students in their perspective activities/clubs when they are participating in them and you will frequently see me on the sidelines or bleachers cheering on our students.  I also enjoy working out and participating in various local 5k races around the Puget Sound area.  I feel honored to be in my position as an assistant principal, look forward to partnering with you, and I am excited to be part of the Falcon Family!


Craig Richardson
Assistant Principal 

“One Falcon, One Family”


Go Falcons!