Welcome Dr. Gonzales!

Dr--IreneGonzales3Our Prairie View community¬†welcomes Dr. Irene Gonzales as our incoming Principal! She comes to us from Franklin Elementary in the Spokane Public School District where she’s been the principal these past two years. Dr. Gonzales has also served the Spokane Public School District as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Services.

Before moving to Spokane, Dr. Gonzales was the principal at Green Park Elementary in Walla Walla and has served in various administrative and teaching positions in the Yakima and Pasco School Districts.

Dr. Gonzales received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Washington State University, her master’s in Educational Policy and Management from the University of Oregon, and her doctorate in Educational Administration from Washington State University. She also is a member of numerous professional organizations.

She is married to Kirk Hirota, a professional photographer and has two daughters, Camina and Kimiko.

Dr. Gonzales brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Prairie View and we welcome her warmth and vision!