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Ryan Steele


I am so proud to be the principal of Mathews. 

This is my third year as a Mathews Maverick, and I am coming into this year after a wonderful summer where my family grew as I married my wife, Julie, and we blended our familes. Julie and I are now the proud parents/bonus parents of 5 amazing kids, ranging in age from 15 to 5. 

I was born and raised in Washington state, and began my career teaching fifth and sixth grades, as well as PACE. I have been a curriculum writer, team leader and department chair, dean of students in middle school, an elementary assistant principal, as well as principal of another fantastic school in Plano ISD for four years. 

I am a massive sports fan, and while I am always watching and rooting for my Mavs (MFFL for life), Rangers and yes...Detroit Lions, I have added a new team as my wife is a Texas A&M graduate, as well as a huge college football fan. As such, I find myself rooting for the Aggies any chance I get. 

This is going to be a great year!