A Message from Point Defiance’s next principal, Julia Heacox
Julia Heacox

Dear Pt. Defiance Community,

I am very proud to be a part of Tacoma Public Schools, this will be my 21st year in public education and I have loved every day serving students and staff. 

When I am not at school, my daughter and I spend our free time as avid equestrians, my happy place is on a horse. I am an accomplished runner and a sunshine seeker. 

I am thrilled to be kicking off the 2022-2023 school year at Pt. Defiance Elementary School. My goal is to continue the outstanding work and to support students and staff so they can shine. 

Together we are stronger. 
Julia Heacox


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." 
— Mark Twain