I am excited to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! As we prepare to begin another school year, I am reminded that the beginning of school is truly a special time, and I am eagerly looking forward to partnering with you as we continue to nurture the ongoing development of your child. Fortunately, our school continues to be a team of exceptionally talented and committed staff. Everyone is working hard to prepare for the students to return.

I am so excited about being the new principal at such a special place. The summer has been filled with meeting many of you and I look forward to more time together. I have been in the field of education for more than fifteen years with a specific concentration in teacher leadership and school improvement. My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by three years of leadership as an Assistant Principal at Edison High School, and five years as an Instructional Leader and School Improvement Specialist, as well as eleven years of teaching. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Ramsey Middle School and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Ramsey by building strong relationships with students, parents, and community partners.

At Ramsey, we will continue to aspire to grow a culture that cultivates world changers. Our Mission:

Ramsey Middle School is an innovative, academically challenging environment that empowers each learner to explore possibilities, act with integrity, and create positive change within one's community and the world.

We will continue to explore, develop and grow as a community of learners to achieve this mission on a daily basis.

I certainly look forward to seeing you at events during the school year. Please enjoy the remaining days of the summer, as we eagerly anticipate another fulfilling year of meaningful learning experiences for our students. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Erin Rathke

Principal, Ramsey Middle School