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Lynden High School Administration

Michelle Nilsen
Principal Assistant Principal Athletic Director

Ian Freeman
(360)354-4401 ext 5202

Michelle Nilsen
(360)354-4401 ext 5203

Mike McKee
(360)354-4401 ext 5276




A message from our Principal:

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. This will be my first year as Principal at LHS and I am very excited to be here. My education background includes being a math teacher, coach, dean of students, and assistant principal in several different schools both in Washington and New York City.

I was born and raised in Westport, Connecticut. I attended University of Connecticut, and during my junior year I studied abroad in Paris, France. It was during this trip I met my future wife, who was from Bellingham. After graduating college, we each found work in NYC. I began my career in education as a math teacher and freshman football coach at Truman High School in the Bronx. After two years in NYC, we decided it was time to move to Washington. I taught math for eight years at Edmonds-Woodway High School and then moved to Everett High School to be Assistant Principal and Athletic Director.

When the opportunity came up to be Principal at Lynden High School, I knew it would be the right choice for me and my family. This summer we moved to Whatcom County so we could raise our children Lynden style. So far we have enjoyed going on adventures in the woods, tasting all the treats at the Raspberry Festival, visiting with the dairy heifer in the FFA barn, and eating plenty of fresh raspberries and ice cream. My children are looking forward to their school year at Isom Elementary, and I am very eager to further develop the Spirit, Pride, and Tradition of Achievement at Lynden High School. It is with great excitement that I join Lion Pride!

Ian Freeman


Lynden High School