Ray Sanders Selected to Serve as Methow Valley Elementary School’s 2nd Grade Teacher

Ray Sanders and FamilyThe MVSD has selected Ray Sanders to serve alongside Hana Baker and Jonathan Stratman as a 2nd grade teacher at Methow Valley Elementary School (MVES). Ray will be filling the position vacated by Katie Hover, who will be serving as a MVES Literacy Support Specialists and Dyslexia Coordinator.

Ray is thrilled to begin teaching at Methow Valley Elementary School! Ray moved to the Methow 9 years ago with his wife Dani Reynaud, Director of Little Star, who grew up here in the Methow Valley. Ray earned his Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certification from Western Governors University and spent last year teaching kindergarten at Brewster Elementary.

While he loved his position and the opportunity to work with students in Brewster, Ray stated, “I’m excited to return to the Methow Valley, be a part of an exceptional team of teachers, and be closer to my wife Dani and two Lion Cubs, Marcel and Rainier.”

It’s clear that Ray loves this community, especially the children. When he’s not in the classroom, he can often be found somewhere outside playing with kids. Living, working, and being closer to his family, he looks forward to beginning his teaching career at MVES and being able to give back to the community he loves by coaching again — baseball, soccer, wrestling — he loves it all!

Please join us as we welcome Ray Sanders, MVES 2nd grade teacher!