Meet Our Principals

Megan Ames Principal Photo

Megan Ames, Principal

Dear Families and Students,

Welcome to another great school year at Audubon! This is a wonderful community to be a part of and I feel honored to serve as your principal. It is our collective mission as staff to inspire students to be life-long learners, complex thinkers, and thoughtful community members. We will work each and every day to build relationships with students and encourage them to maximize their potential. Your partnership is crucial and I encourage you to get to know your child’s teachers, join the PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association), and explore the various ways you can volunteer at school.

Before joining Audubon as the associate principal in 2020 I have had experience as a positive behavior support coach, dean of students, and classroom teacher in kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade. I am local to the area and grew up in Kirkland and Woodinville and I never see myself leaving the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When I am not at school I enjoy all things food related: cooking, reading recipes, and trying new restaurants. I also love to work on a puzzle or read a good book. I’m learning all about hockey and attend Kraken games regularly, but you’ll mostly find me at home with my rescue dog.

I believe in open and honest communication so please feel free to reach out to the school or myself directly with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello.

Warmly,
Megan Ames

Neil Gerrans Associate Principal Photo

Neil Gerrans, Associate Principal

Dear Families and Students,

My name is Neil Gerrans, and I am thrilled to join the Audubon Elementary community as Associate Principal.  I have worked in public schools in Renton, Seattle, and Lake Washington school districts for the past 20 years.  I have a 5th grade daughter and 7th grade son who attend their neighborhood schools.

I am excited to continue to support greater inclusion of all students in Lake Washington School District, and to work with Principal Ames and the Audubon staff to support your student’s growth in the coming school year.

When I am not at school, I enjoy playing board games, gardening, travelling and spending time with my family and our cat Jinx.

In Partnership, 
Neil Gerrans