Hello, and welcome to the fourth grade!

I could not be more excited to be a part of Tahoma Elemenatry School’s first year, and am looking forward to meeting all of your wonderful students. Our class meets on the second floor in room 243.

I’d like to take a moment and introduce myself. Growing up in Covington, WA, I got to watch as both Covington and Maple Valley went from obscure towns to the thriving cities they are today. Two weeks after graduating from Kentlake High School, I began my journey to become a United States Marine.

I served as a machine gunner in the Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment (3/7), First Marine Division, and was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2005. After receiving grievous wounds from an ambush of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), I was sent stateside for multiple surgeries and extensive physical and occupational therapy.

Receiving a medical retirement, I utilized my educational benefits and received my B.A. from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, graduating with honors. Currently, I am pursuing my M.A. Ed. in Elementary Education. I believe that learning is a lifelong process, and as the teacher, I’m also the lead student.

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I am husband to my wonderful wife Shelley (who sometimes substitute teaches for me) and proud father to two children, Zoey (3) and Liam (2). We love to go camping as a family, and when I can find the time, I enjoy bass fishing. Mrs. Seeley and I just became season ticket holders for the Seattle Thunderbirds – Go T-birds!

More than twenty years ago, Mr. Gaston was my fourth-grade teacher! I taught fifth grade last year at Carriage Crest Elementary School in the Kent School District, and upon receiving the invitation to join Mr. Gaston and the rest of the TES staff on this great endeavour, I enthusiastically responded with, “I’m all in!”

I invite you to partner with me, as together, we make this the most impactful, enjoyable, and memorable year of school your student has ever had!

Respectfully submitted,

Mr. Seeley