Ms. Harvey, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, comes to us from Omaha Public Schools where she served as principal of Wakonda Elementary beginning in 2015. Prior to her time at Wakonda, she spent nine years in the Wichita Public Schools where she served as assistant principal at Chisolm Trail Elementary School from 2013-15 and as a teacher at Rea Woodman Elementary School from 2006-13. In her last year at Rea Woodman, Ms. Harvey was also a behavior interventionist. Ms. Harvey is committed to continual growth and development, completing an endorsement in English Speakers of Other Languages in 2010 and her Master of Science in School Leadership in 2012. Ms. Harvey recently completed her Superintendent Certification Program from Seattle Pacific University in 2020. She will continue her learning in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program as well.
Sam Ramirez will be moving from Woodin Elementary, Moorlands Elementary, and the Title I office to be assistant principal at Woodmoor Elementary. Mr. Ramirez has 26 years of teaching and leadership experience in K-12 education. In addition to leadership roles in our district, he’s worked as an administrator in the Highline, Sunnyside and Grandview school districts. Mr. Ramirez has held teaching positions at both the elementary and secondary levels. He earned his Bachelor of Science (1992) from Central Washington University and his principal certification (1996) from Heritage College. As Assistant Principal, he is excited to encourage and engage students to be the best they can be. He believes a collaborative school environment is essential in creating successful teachers and students. In addition, he feels parents and community partnerships are key to a student success and is looking forward in teaming with the wonderful parents of our community.
Ms. Williams comes to us from Federal Way Public Schools where she served 7 years as a classroom teacher from 2008-2015. The past 3 years, Ms. Williams was an Elementary Instructional Coach working collaboratively with teachers to refine their teaching practices in meeting the diverse learning needs of students. She led District Wide Professional Development for K-5 teachers during her 10 year career in Federal Way. Ms. Williams is a learning leader and continually pursing ways to increase her effectiveness as an educator. She earned her Master’s Degree from University of Washington along with her Administration Credentials through UW Danforth Educational Leadership Program. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Literacy. Ms. Williams believes in high quality student centered instruction and creating schools where students are known and valued.