Douglas Leek, Ed.D.

Director of Admissions
Douglas began his independent school career at the prestigious Lakeside School in Seattle, where he served as Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for six years before being appointed Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at The Northwest School in Seattle.

During his six years at The Northwest School, Douglas instituted significant department and institutional changes, which stabilized enrollment and increased the population of students of color by 9% to bring the total to 33%. He also worked closely with the Head of School and CFO to develop annual and multi-year predictive models to ensure congruence with budgets, net tuition goals, and financial aid.

Douglas holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Western Washington University, where he also earned a Master of Education in Student Personnel Administration. He subsequently went on to earn his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. Among his former colleagues, Douglas is known for his integrity, his good judgement, and his listening skills.  Douglas is “a doer” who is able both to develop a strategic enrollment plan and to execute that plan. A “gifted facilitator,” Douglas supports a process of “collaborative decision-making” driven by a thoughtful and sensitive consideration of all relevant issues.
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