Ken Collins served Lake Stevens High School with distinction and style for 21 years. He taught Honors courses in Contemporary World Issues, Contemporary American Issues, United States History, and Washington State History for 13 years. During that time he was an Assistant Track Coach, and as Head Football Coach in 1994, guided the Vikings to State runner-up in the King Bowl. In January of 2002 Ken became Dean of Students, in the fall of 2004 he served as an Associate Principal, and in July of 2005 was appointed Principal of Lake Stevens High School.
During his time at LSHS, Ken earned two Apple Awards for teaching excellence, was named Head Coach of the All State Football Game in 1995, named Everett Herald Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1999, and Everett Herald Man of the Year in Sports in 1994. In January of 2010 he was named WESCO Principal of the Year, and in the fall of 2010, under his leadership, Lake Stevens High School was named a School of Distinction for academic progress. Emphasizing rigor, relevance and relationships throughout his tenure at Lake, Ken Collins earned the admiration and gratitude of the entire community.