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Principal's Message

Welcome to Talley High, home of the Otters

Albert Talley Sr. High School is one of four comprehensive high schools in the Renton School District.  We are located in the Skyway area and the school reflects our vibrant and diverse community. Our school has a tradition of excellence and high expectations.  Academically, Talley High offers access to a variety of educational options to ensure all students can be successful in graduating with options.  Most importantly, Talley has more staff (smaller class size) and specializes in tailoring programming to each student’s needs.

This year, Talley will open with “At-Home Learning” for all students due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  The Talley staff are uniquely qualified to provide remote/online instruction, because we have been doing it for many years. 

If you have any questions, please contact us anytime. We are proud of our school and look forward to a successful school year!

Ron Mahan, Principal


As we begin the 2020-21 schoolyear, it is necessary to recognize the obstacles that we face as a community in this time of uncertainty. Issues of health, safety, racial tension, political unrest, social distancing, and equity are just a few of the obstacles that we must tackle as a community. It is with this recognition that we can rise to meet these challenges head-on. We as educators of the Talley community commit to supporting students and families to the fullest extent possible, especially in times of challenge. We will continue to grow in our practice to serve each and every child, support their needs, and ensure perseverance in the pursuit of graduation. We will foster a community that supports healthy communication, community-wide collaboration, and courageous growth towards excellence in education. If you are reading this message, know that Talley is here to support you. We love you and we cannot wait to start the year.

Kevin Takisaki, Assistant Principal

Phone: 425-204-2101


Degrees and Certifications:

  • Founding Principal of Secondary Learning Center 2012 – present
  • Assistant Principal at Kent Phoenix Academy 2008 – 2012
  • Principal at Eastside Christian School in Bellevue 2002 – 2008
  • Principal at Rose Hill Junior High in Kirkland 1999 – 2002
  • Assistant Principal at Liberty High School 1996 – 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education University of Washington
  • Masters Degree in School Administration Western Washington University