My name is Sam Ramirez and I am incredibly honored to have been selected as the Principal of Lockwood Elementary! My leadership style focuses on a collaborative effort, shared decision-making, being visible and trustworthy, while maintaining a sense of humor, as well as listening with an open mind. By working together, every day is a day that we can “make a difference”.
My leadership experience includes serving as the Assistant Principal of Woodmoor Elementary for the last six years. Prior to Woodmoor, I spent a year at Woodin Elementary, Moorlands Elementary, and the Title I office. I come with 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in K-12 education. In addition to leadership roles in our district, I’ve worked as an administrator in the Highline, Sunnyside and Grandview school districts.
I look forward to building new relationships with our students, families and staff. I am here to support you in any way I can.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or to say hello.
Lockwood Elementary School
My name is Rachelle Gardner and I am so excited to join the Lockwood family after years of living in Kenmore. I come to Lockwood from Seattle Schools where I taught first and second grade, as well as reading intervention for grades K-5 for nine years. I spent the past four years as the Assistant Principal of Olympic Hills Elementary. As a school leader, I believe strong relationships and trust are critical, and I love the opportunity to partner with families and educators. I believe in having a growth mindset for everyone and working together to ensure students, families and educators feel cared for, valued, and successful. I am beyond excited to partner with and learn alongside each of you!