Dear ERMA Families,
My name is Marilee Bosshart, and I am ecstatic to be joining the Eagle Rock Multi-Age Program as your new principal! Riverview is such a special place for me as I am a former student of the district and proud graduate of Cedarcrest High School. I also began my career teaching Social Studies at CHS. I truly feel honored to have the opportunity to serve the district community that has done so much to support me. I wanted to share a little about me both personally and
professionally as well as my priorities for the 2022-23 school year.
This is my 18th year in education. After teaching at CHS for six years and completing my administrative internship, I spent my first year as a school administrator at Orting Middle School in the Orting School District. I was then hired as an assistant principal at Beaver Lake Middle School in the Issaquah School District where I spent nine years of my career. This last year helped open a brand-new school, Cougar Mountain Middle School in Issaquah. Additionally, over the summer I took on the role of principal for the summer school program at Cedar Trails Elementary also in Issaquah.
I am thrilled to begin the next phase of my career as I become a building principal so close to home. I live in Carnation with my husband David and together we are raising our 5-year-old daughter Sophie who will start Kindergarten this fall in the district. We also have a little Yorkie named Divot which fits since golf is our favorite hobby. We are also big sports fans and enjoy rooting on game day for the Seahawks, Huskies and Mariners. We are truly fortunate to live close to our families and enjoy many barbecues and gatherings.
My experiences in education have been so rewarding and have shaped my leadership philosophy and style. My goal is for all students, staff and families to be seen, heard and valued. I believe that if all staff commit to excellence this will lead to positive outcomes for students. I am a collaborative leader and place a high value on relationships and communication. As your new principal, I want to ensure high levels of academic success for every student and support a
positive climate where all students, staff and families feel safe, respected and included in our learning community.
I am eager to meet all the ERMA families and feel fortunate to be part of such an incredible school community. I have developed a plan to assist me in my transition to ERMA. I want to focus my energy these first few months to develop relationships with all staff, students, their families and the community. By fostering these relationships and listening and learning from everyone, it is my hope to maintain continuity during this time of transition and work to become an integral part of the school culture.
Please rest assured that the important work of Riverview Schools will continue along with the value placed on parent collaboration in the education of all ERMA students. I look forward to providing opportunities to meet with families in the coming weeks so that I can begin to get to know our community and you can get to know me.
I am ecstatic to be your new principal and cannot wait to start the 2022-23 school year together! I look forward to the opportunity to connect with all our ERMA students and families at the Back to School Social hosted by PTSA on August 31, 2022 from 5-7 p.m.