Meet Our Principals


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.

Megan Ames

Associate Principal

Mariel Zink, Associate Principal


Dear Families and Students,

My name is Mariel Zink and I am thrilled to join the Audubon Elementary community as Associate Principal. This year my goal is to get to know students, staff, and families and to identify ways I can support the teaching and learning that takes place at Audubon every day. I am passionate about ensuring that every child has opportunities to experience joy, rigor, and success in their elementary school journey.

When I am not at school, I spend my time reading, cooking, baking, or playing disc golf with my family. We are a house full of dog lovers, but we don’t have one yet (we can’t decide between a Dalmatian and a French Bulldog). In the meantime, we like to go on evening walks and greet all our neighbors’ dogs.

I look forward partnering with you for a successful and fulfilling school year!

Mariel Zink