Meet our Principals
Toby Brenner, Principal
Dear Frost Parents,
I am excited to begin my fourth year as the principal of Robert Frost Elementary. Frost Elementary has an excellent reputation as a school with strong instructional programs, caring and talented staff, and a supportive parent community, and it has been my goal to continue this tradition for all new and returning Frost students. I look forward to meeting new Frost families, seeing familiar faces, and learning more about your students this year as we work to ensure that every student is future ready. I would like to take this opportunity to provide a little information about myself both professionally and personally.
My career in education has been varied and diverse. I come from a family of teachers, and I began my career working with elementary students as a children’s counselor. I began teaching in 1993, teaching in Northern California, Taiwan, and the Lake Washington School District. I have served as principal at both Carl Sandburg Elementary in Lake Washington and at Jefferson Elementary in the Everett Public Schools, and worked at the district level as the LWSD Coordinator of Technology Integration.
As hard as it may be for some of my students to believe, a principal really does have a life outside of school. I have two children, ages 8 and 11, plus a 4-year-old dog named Hachi, so my home is pretty active! When I’m not working at school, I can often be found riding my bike through the hilly back roads, driving my motorcycle through twisty highways, or just reading books and spending time at the park with my kids.
School should be a place where children feel happy and engaged, and where parents feel welcome and involved, and it is my goal to ensure that Frost is no different. I will be in classrooms and around the school every day, so please feel free to stop by to introduce yourself, as I welcome the opportunity to meet new families. I look forward to continued collaborating with this great community as we work together to make sure every student has a great year here at Robert Frost Elementary!
Ric Baileykaze, Associate Principal
Dear Frost Families,
My name is Ric Baileykaze and I’m excited to continue as Associate Principal at both Frost and Muir elementary schools! For the last seventeen years I’ve been working in an elementary school environment, thirteen years as a teacher and the other six in an administrative role. My path to teaching started back in college when I accepted a 5th and 6th grade basketball coaching job and absolutely loved it, and ever since then I’ve been working with kids. Don’t be surprised to find me with my shirt and tie “hooping” it up with some kiddos at recess, after I stretch of course. 😊
I believe strongly in building relationships with families and students and working hard to help each and every child feel safe and successful in school. I’m also a strong believer in restorative justice, helping students to not make the same mistake again by teaching them rather than simply punishing them. Throughout the year, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns or simply to introduce yourself.
My wife is a high school chemistry teacher and my daughter is a senior in high school. We have a very tight knit family that loves to listen to music, eat good food, travel abroad, and laugh and joke with each other. I look forward to learning more about your children, families, and the Muir and Frost communities with each and every year!
Robert Frost Elementary