Meet our Administrative Team
Chris Bede graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English and Psychology, and then attended Western Washington University for his Masters in Education. He spent seven years teaching Humanities at Skyline High School. After returning to Western Washington University for his Residency Principal Certificate, Mr. Bede moved .9 of a mile down 228th to work as Associate Principal and now Principal for Eastlake High School. Mr. Bede completed his Doctorate in Education at the University of Washington in 2015. This is currently his 13th year at Eastlake.
Mr. Bede married his wife Courtney, a teacher at Skyline, in August 2006. They are blessed with two beautiful girls named Finley and Delaney. Mr. Bede loves to travel and has spent summers in Europe, Asia, Central and South America. His passions also include sports, books and outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing and mountain biking.
He feels fortunate to work at Eastlake, where a dedicated staff values each individual student and works to develop a challenging and engaging curriculum that prepares students for the future.
Todd Apple graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Education for Science, and then taught math and science in Blaine for seven years. While in Blaine, he was the Director of the Washington State Math Championship (grades 4-8) and the Northwest Math Championship (high school) for three years. He earned his Master’s in Education and then his Principal Certificate from Heritage University. In 2008 he transitioned from teaching to school administration. He was the Lynden High School Assistant Principal for two years and then Principal for five years. Mr. Apple and his wife Rumiko have four kids: Caitlin works in HR in Seattle, Maria works in Tokyo as a tech consultant, Kurt works for the Navy in Bremerton, and Karen attends Gonzaga. Prior to teaching, Mr. Apple served in the Army for 23 years (8 years active duty, 15 reserves). Mr. Apple loves to hike and to travel; he has lived in Germany twice and also lived in Bosnia. His most recent trips were to Japan and Hawaii.
Darcie Breynaert graduated from the University of Arizona with Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education in Social Studies and Language Arts, and she taught high school for 19 years. In 2000 she earned Master of Education from Lesley University Cambridge, in 2011 she earned her National Board Certification in Social Studies and in 2017 she completed her Principal Certification through Gonzaga University. Mrs. Breynaert and her husband Bob are active members of within their community and have four daughters: Lauren is the Coordinator for The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy in Seattle, Robyn is working with low income housing developments in San Francisco, Grace is attending Washing State University ROAR Program and Hope is attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Breynaert loves to travel and is has a passion for outdoor activities; running, hiking, camping, biking, skiing and watersports.
Mrs. Breynaert is thrilled to be a part of the Eastlake family where she can serve and support students academically, socially and emotionally; creating a dynamic experience for every Eastlake student. WSPS!
Born and raised in Turkey, Sümeyye (Sue-MAY-Ye) Çardaklı (CHAR-duck-luh) has lived with her family in California for 21 years. She studied mathematics and physics at Uludağ University in Turkey and earned her teaching credential from Saint Mary’s College. She has a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Principal Leadership Institute. Sümeyye is an experienced instructional leader who began her teaching career as a secondary school math/science teacher in Turkey and has taught all levels of mathematics at middle and high schools in California. She worked as an administrator at Berkeley High School and American High School in the Bay Area. Sümeyye and her husband Mustafa are new members of the Seattle community and have two kids, Beyza and Furkan. Sümeyye loves to read, travel, hike, and spend time with her family.
Sümeyye is excited to be part of the Eastlake High community. She is committed to ensuring the benefits of public education extend to all students and is looking forward to collaborating with all stakeholders.
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