Meet our Administrative Team
Jill VanderVeer is proud and honored to serve as Principal of Redmond High School. Ms.VanderVeer is originally from Long Island, NY. She earned her BA in English Literature from Mary Washington College in Virginia, her MA in Secondary Education from Dowling College in NY, and her administrative credential from Stony Brook University in NY.
Ms.VanderVeer started her career as a high school English teacher, and in that time, taught grades 9-12 and all levels including honors and Advanced Placement. She served as department chairperson and as an Associate Principal at RHS before becoming Principal. Ms.VanderVeer believes in the RHS foundational principles of Honor, Excellence, Respect and Diversity, and she is excited to continue working with Redmond families preparing students for their futures.
Ms.VanderVeer and her husband live in Issaquah, and they love the home they have made in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Hello Stang Family. I am a Washingtonian from the great city of Tacoma. In some ways I was genetically engineered to work in public education since my mother was a teacher and my dad a principal.
I am proud of my career and want to support students, staff and community in any way they need. Feel free to reach out just to say hi or for help in navigating any problem or concern. Thanks and Go Stangs Baby!
Colette Roche graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in English and taught high school English for 18 years. In 1995 she earned a Master of Arts (English) from Holy Names University, in 2008 she earned a Master of Science in Education (Online Teaching and Learning) from California State University, East Bay, and in 2016 she earned a Doctorate in Education (Teaching and Learning) from the University of San Francisco. She served as an Associate Principal for five years in Oakland before relocating Washington with her spouse. Their adult daughter lives and works in Indiana. Dr. Roche loves to travel, enjoys art museums and the outdoors, and dabbles in photography. She is looking forward to exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Roche is thrilled to be a part of the Redmond tradition of academic excellence and is excited to work to help every student be future ready.
Rob Jones graduated from Geneva College (2004) with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education and then from West Chester University (2008) with a Master of Arts degree. Before moving to Seattle in 2010, he taught for 4 years in Virginia. Mr. Jones taught English and History for 8 years at Eastlake High School, while also serving as a Department Chair in the Humanities Department for 4 years and earning his National Boards. He finished his tenure at Eastlake by serving as the school’s first Dean of Students, while completing his Administrative Certification through WWU’s Woodring College of Education.
Rob and his wife, Brittany, have a son, Hazard, and live in Seattle. Predictably he enjoys reading, but also camping, live music, and woodworking. He is excited to be a member of the Redmond High School administrative team and looks forward to working with the staff, students, and community to ensure it’s a welcoming, challenging, and supportive school.
Dean of Students
Katerina (Trina) Gilday has been a proud Mustang educator for the last 16 years, working as an English teacher, Activities Coordinator, and most recently as Dean of Students. She is a proud graduate of Washington State University where she earned her BA in English in 2000 prior to attending Western Washington University for teacher certification. She earned her National Board Certification as an English teacher in 2010 and completed her Master’s in Educational Administration in 2019. Trina loves working with our diverse student population and families and seeks to connect with them on a personal level and engage them in all aspects of our educational community.
When not working, Trina loves spending time with her family. Her husband, Tyler, and her 9-year-old twin boys, Hank and Zane, enjoy sporting events (Go Cougs), fishing, board games, reading, and travelling in their family RV. Trina is looking forward to another great year at RHS and learning alongside the amazing students and staff. Go Mustangs!
Robert (Bobby) Koplin graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Politics and began his career teaching in K-12 public and private schools in the Midwest. He earned his M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Akron and worked as a teacher and administrator in Mexico before joining the Redmond High School Community in 2015. He is currently earning his administrative credential at Seattle University.
He Believes that public education should be centered on equity and inclusion and that every student can succeed. Go Mustangs!