Head Coach: Heather McLean
Interlake has an outstanding group of young women on the Cheer squad to promote school spirit. Being a cheerleader at Interlake takes dedication, hard work, a positive attitude and commitment. Cheer team members are held to high standards to represent Interlake in a positive way.
Typical activities throughout the school year include:
INFORMATION FOR CHEER PARENTS:
Please read and sign the Cheer Code of Conduct and Cheer Code of Ethics and return to the coach:
Code of Conduct
Code of Ethics
2016 Cheer Stuntman Video
Introducing Sparkle Cheerleading!
Sparkle Cheerleading is a new innovative program that helps students across the country create inclusive cheerleading and dance teams in middle schools, and high schools, and colleges that bring together students with and without disabilities. The sparkle effect can profoundly change lives and outlooks for both students with and without disabilities, replacing insecurity with confidence and joy. In the US today, athletes are taught to perfect their skills, to conquer, to win. Sparkle Effect teams are not about perfection, they are about connections. The Interlake Sparkle Effect Cheer will be the first in the area! Please support Sparkle Effect Cheer at JV football games and Varsity Girls Basketball Games!
Meet our Cheer Coach—Heather McLean
Heather McLean has a long history in cheer, athletics and coaching. She was an award-winning competitive gymnast and competed at the state gymnastics meet 3 years straight for Puyallup High School. She ran track throughout high school, competing at state 3 years as well, which led to a collegiate track and field scholarship. Throughout her accomplished athletic achievements, Heather also cheered for PHS throughout high school. For over 20 years, Heather has been involved in gymnastics (either competing, coaching or judging). Heather has a very close relationship with the University of Washington Cheer program.
Heather attended Pacific Lutheran University where she double majored in Special Education and Physical Education. After graduating, she worked one year in the Puyallup School District as a Special Education teacher and then moved to Bellevue School District and has been teaching at Interlake ever since. She served as both the Interlake gymnastics and track coach for several years before having children.