Principal Matt Chase

Principal Matt Chase

Meet the Principal

Hello Wildcats!  This year brings hope and promise for a year in which we can get back to some form of normalcy.

Our incredible staff has worked hard at preparing to make this year memorable.

They are so excited to kick off the school year with the Student Week of Welcome! This year’s  focus will be on continuing student engagement and excitement for meaningful learning, with an emphasis on social and emotional opportunities, and student ownership of the Wildcat Way.

Welcome to our new staff:

  • Debbie Casey - Custodian 

  • Bobbi Hartz - BEST Program  

  • Linda Sharpsten - BEST Program

  • Miranda Sumner - Parapro and Learning Support 

  • Hannah Schmidt - BEST Program

  • Jessica Jameson - Library/Media  

  • Abbey Howell - Middle School Counselor 

  • Brett Simpson - 6th grade math and enrichment 

  • Erica Browitt - 6th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies  

  • Zoe Campbell - 8th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies

  • Aaron Tuchardt - H.S. and M.S. Band and Choir 

  • David Ellithorpe - H.S. and M.S. Shop

It is an honor and a privilege to be joining the WSMS family.  After 19 wonderful years of serving as the Cle Elum-Roslyn Elementary School principal, I am extremely excited to continue my journey in such an incredible school, district, and community!

As we continue through the year, I will be keeping you up to date regularly through newsletter, our district , and school home pages as well as Facebook.

The link below will also provide important information and notables such as the Wildcat Way, School Expectations, and other important facts and updates.

Important Information (click here)

I look forward to seeing everyone!  See you soon Wildcats!

Mr. Chase

Principal, Walter Strom Middle School