West Seattle High School

West Seattle
High School

Principal Team

Principal Team at West Seattle

Brian Vance

Brian Vance joins the West Seattle High School team after serving as the principal of Roosevelt High School and The Center School.  Mr. Vance’s career started in Montgomery County, MD as a counselor and a coach.  After moving to Washington State, he completed his administrative program at the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program.  Mr. Vance has served on a wide range of leadership groups and committees within the Seattle Public Schools and at the State level through the Association of Washington School Principals. 

He is very excited about West Seattle High School. Mr. Vance has a deep passion for the West Seattle Community and a vested interest in creating an education experience that supports all student in preparing themselves for their future. 

Assistant Principal

Nancy Carroll

Nancy Carroll has been an assistant principal of West Seattle High School since the 2018-19 school year. Before that, Mrs. Carroll served as Special Education Assistant Director in Federal Way Public Schools. She has two Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington: German Language and Literature and Psychology; a Master in Teaching from Seattle University and earned her principal certificate from Seattle Pacific University. As a former special education and alternative education teacher, she is enthusiastic about preparing students for smooth post-secondary transitions and to prepare for success in a global economy.

Mrs. Carroll is the mother of a Seattle Public Schools graduate who’s now in college. She lived, studied, and worked in Europe and enjoys visiting family there. She speaks fluent German, pretty good Spanish, and rotten French.

Assistant Principal

Ron Knight

Assistant Principal

Megan Claus