Head of School
I love young minds and want to create the best possible places for them to flourish. I relish inspiring the adults in my community to encourage and challenge our students. I want people to see someone who looks like me—a Black, well-educated female who has overcome adversity—do this job well. " –Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau, Head of School
A Message from the Head of School
I came to University Prep because it is a private 6-12 school ready to launch idealistic change makers onto an unsuspecting world. This is a school which asks students to look outside their four classroom walls and use the world and the city as real-world classrooms. This is a school which teaches young people how to take risks while accepting the consequences, how to question authority with courage and compassion, and how to lead with strength and motivation.
UPrep's 47-year history celebrates a commitment to inclusion, a legacy of innovation, and a culture of inspiration. Our students graduate UPrep prepared for college and life. My job, as head of school, is to nourish, sustain, and grow this top private school in Seattle.
I invite you to learn more about UPrep by exploring our website, reading our blog, or watching our latest videos.
I look forward to meeting you and your family, and sharing more about the energy and purpose you'll find in this strong learning community.
Head of School
Head of School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau bumps elbows with a graduate during the Class of 2021 Commencement.
Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau was named University Prep's fifth head of school in 2020. With more than twenty-five years of experience in independent schools, Ronnie is known for her student-centered focus and her commitment to serving a diverse community. While she most recently served as the head of school at The Evergreen School in Seattle, Ronnie has also served in leadership and teaching positions at several private schools, including Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Ronnie also serves on two national boards supporting independent schools.