Hello, and welcome to the fourth grade!

I could not be more excited to be a part of Tahoma Elementary School, and am looking forward to meeting all of your wonderful students. Our class meets in P4.

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. In the spring of 2018, I completed 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 is now working on her M.A. Ed.) and proud father to two children, Zoey (4) and Liam (2, who will be 3 in August). We love to go camping as a family, and when I can find the time, I enjoy bass fishing. Mrs. Seeley and I are season ticket holders for the Seattle Thunderbirds – Go T-birds!

More than twenty years ago, Mr. Gaston was my fourth-grade teacher!

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