Greetings parents of SMM Students,
My name is David Ramseyer and I am your new principal. I am excited and feel blessed to have the opportunity to be part of this strong and growing faith community. As an educator, I try to embody the principles I hope to instill in my students; continuous self-improvement through adversity, providing opportunities for others to reach their potential and to act in all things with integrity, and a sustained passion for improving the lives of others.
My core values are integrity, equity, rigor, and student self-empowerment. I look forward to meeting all of you and seeing your students engaged in the classroom, scoring the winning point on the field, performing in the school musical, and pursuing a topic that peaks their interest and passion.
I come to you from the Snoqualmie Valley School District where I have served as a teacher/trainer/department head for the past 12 years. It was difficult for me to consider leaving the district which has given me so much, however, my many leadership opportunities have led me to increasingly understand that my passion for education requires me to take on a more comprehensive role to improve the lives of students and the communities in which they live. I grew up going to a Catholic school and am so happy to be back in a Catholic school!
I look forward to this coming school year and the opportunity to continue building and enriching a Christ-centered community of learning at St. Mary Magdalen.