Office Staff

Jake Hodgson


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


This page was last updated on October 25, 2021