Nicole O'Brien

NIKKI is the proud Principal and Lead Learner at Kennydale Elementary. She started her career as an elementary teacher and enjoyed her time in the classroom for 15 years, before moving into administration. Nikki first became involved with non-profits, such as the University of Minnesota YMCA Big Buddy Program as a freshman in college. Through her commitment to Communities In Schools, she hopes to collaborate to ensure programs that connect the community with youth thrive in Renton and Tukwila. 

Nikki enjoys family time with her husband, who serves the City of Tukwila Fire Department, as well as their two growing boys. They like to backpack, cook and stay active-exploring all of the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.