MSBL Mentor List

Chris Hartley

Chris Hartley

Job Title: Director of Athletics
Company: Lakeside School
Industry: 5-12 Education
Mentor Since: 2018
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Oversee 23 Varsity Sports and all sub-varsity teams, 100+ coaches, and a staff of 8; responsible for strategic planning, coaching evaluations, and integration of the athletics program into the life of the school.

Company Description

Lakeside School is a private/independent co-ed school located in the Haller Lake neighborhood at the north city limits of Seattle, Washington for grades 5–12. 

Employment History

28 years in education: teacher, coach, college counselor, high school principal, dean of students, AD


  • Masters Degree, Education - University of Massachusetts
  • BA Mathematics - Cornell University 

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I want to be a resource. The topics, number of meetings, and support offered will be created by the person with whom I work. I simply want to be part of this person's support system as they discover what type of career they want.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I am open to meeting at a time and place that is most convenient for the person being mentored. They are welcome to meet me on the Lakeside campus. With previous mentees, I have met them near Seattle U in the evenings at a restaurant (my treat).

Additional Information

I view the work that I do in athletics in the same way that I viewed my work as a principal. We are teaching students lessons that they will carry with them for life. Coaches have powerful influence (often times more than teachers), so doing this work well is my main focus.