Office Staff

Jake Hodgson

Principal

Photo of Mr. HodgsonWelcome Lafayette Community!  My name is Jacob Hodgson and this is my fourth year at Lafayette, my 11th year as a principal and my 23rd year in education.  

I went to Washington State and Chico State Universities where I played football and earned my degree and teaching credential.  I received my Master’s in Education Administration andAdministrative Credential from San Francisco State University.

I am so happy to be a part of the Lafayette Community and look forward to getting to know each of our students and their families better each day.  I am lucky to be surrounded by such an amazing staff that work hard each day to make connections and engage learners.

When I am not at Lafayette, I am enjoying the neighborhood, San Francisco and the surrounding area with my family and friends.  My wife and I have two children and we all like to travel, listen to music and cook.

If you live in the area around Lafayette, you’ll undoubtedly see us in the neighborhood.

I am excited to have you here and welcome you all to Lafayette.  Go Dolphins!

Sarah Seaton

Assistant Principal

Sarah Seaton

Greetings Lafayette community!


My name is Sarah Seaton and I am filled with excitement to be appointed as the Interim AP at Lafayette Elementary School. I come to you with 12 years of experience as a school educator - 6 years as a classroom teacher, teaching grades 3, 4, a 2/3 combo, and a self-contained 8th-grade class; and 6 years in administration, ranging from Curriculum Coach to Assistant Principal.


My core beliefs are grounded in my background, experiences, and identities - racial, socioeconomic, and gender - which have contributed to and enabled me to become a leader who will ensure that each and every student has what they need to be successful. I am an advocate for the needs of my students & families, and I see each and every student as deserving of a quality education, no matter their background, experiences, or identity markers. I believe that we as educators are responsible for providing all our students with the supports they need to thrive and grow in a loving and caring environment.

When not working, my husband, Jeff, and I enjoy going to San Francisco Giants games, playing tennis, hiking, mountain biking, going to the beach, board games, online gaming with friends, listening to music, and photography.

I greatly look forward to working alongside our students, staff, and school community.

In partnership,
Sarah Seaton

Rhodora Hicks

Student Advisor

Ms. Hicks Photo

Yuki Maeda

Secretary