Meet our Principal

Rigor + Relevance + Relationships= Results

Jeff DeGallier comes from a family of educators. Both of his parents taught in elementary and junior high schools. They also were school principals. His sister is an elementary school teacher.

He is a Husky true to the purple and gold. He graduated from the University of Washington in business administration. He worked in the private business world for two years. He heard the call to teach and earned his teaching degree from Seattle Pacific University. He taught at the junior high level for seven years. His administration degree is from Western Washington University. He has been a middle school and elementary principal for 16 years.

Jeff and his wife Kim, are busy parents to two sons, who are involved in sports and many school and community activities. Jeff's hobbies are reading and working out.

Mr. DeGallier's passion for education and children is infectious. He knows every JME student's name, academic and social strengths. He is directly involved with each child's academic expectations and success.

Meet our Associate Principal

Associate Principal Welcome to the John Muir learning community! I’m very excited to be returning to JME and to be part of such a passionate, caring, and dedicated staff that genuinely cares about our amazing students and their families.

I look forward to working with you to form strong relationships between school and home in order to help your child/ren achieve their best!. Please don’t hesitate to call, e-mail, or speak with me if you have a question or concern. We both want what’s best for your child/ren and I can’t wait for the school year to start!


Ric Baileykaze
Associate Principal