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    The Franklin administrative team is made up of Principal Andrew O'Connell,
    and Assistant Principals Ericka Pollard, and Jeffrey Lam. 

    To contact members of the administrative team, call 206-252-6150, Ext. 5.

    Andrew O'Connell - Principal


    • Administrative credentials, Western Washington University
    • Master's degree, Antioch University Seattle
    • Bachelor's degree in Physical Science, Washington State University

    Career Path

    • Science and AVID teacher, Seattle, WA. & Cleveland Heights, OH.
    • Assistant principal, Whitman Middle School, Seattle, WA.
    • Assistant Principal, Franklin High School, Seattle, WA.
    • Principal, Franklin High School, Seattle


    Andrew was raised in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle by a long time Seattle Schools’ elementary teacher and a carpenter.  Andrew learned the value of education and a strong work ethic at an early age.  These values have contributed to his philosophy of leadership and have always provided guidance in his career in education. He is a 1997 graduate of Franklin High School and has always maintained the Quaker spirit. Returning to Franklin as an assistant principal in 2015 was truly a homecoming for Andrew and he has never wavered in representing Quaker pride in all that he does. Part of this work for him is collaborating with the school community to ensure that each Franklin student receives high quality instruction all the time.

    Andrew is proud to serve the Franklin community in his role now as Principal. 

    Mr. O’Connell can be contacted via email:

    Ericka Pollard - Assistant Principal

    Ms. Pollard can be contacted via email:

    Jeffrey Lam - Assistant Principal

    Mr. Lam can be contacted via email: