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About Shining Mountain: 

At Shining Mountain Elementary School, our mission is to equip learners of all abilities, styles, and aspirations with the necessary skills for success in today's diverse and competitive world. Our dedicated staff collaborates to deliver innovative instruction using research-based strategies. We believe in working closely with families and the community to create an environment that promotes academic excellence. At Shining Mountain, we are committed to fostering a high level of student achievement and preparing students for lifelong success.

Shining Mountain Mission Statement: 

At Shining Mountain we work together to ENSURE that ALL students learn at grade level or higher. 

21615 38th Avenue East
Spanaway, WA 98387
Phone: 253.800.5200
Fax: 253.800.5298


Principal: Julia Butela

Assistant Principal: Christy Sanford


School Secretary: Staci Stonebraker

Registrar:  Kelly Sumerall

Office clerk: Kendra Fochtman

Health/Attendance: Krystal Correa and Kayla Coonse

Social Worker: Clinton Dearborn

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We are committed to establishing a school that is dedicated to maximizing the academic achievement of every student. We firmly believe in setting high standards for all students, ensuring that they achieve proficiency or excellence in reading, writing, mathematics, and citizenship.