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.