•  Mr. Sell  

    Salutations and thank you for visiting our website!  My name is Ryne Sell and this is my fifth year teaching in the Rainier School District. I am excited to rejoin the fantastic staff here at RMS.  
     I was born and raised in Tenino, Washington, where I attended Tenino schools until I was 15 years old.  In 2001, I moved to Florence, Oregon, where I graduated from Siuslaw High School in 2003.  I attended the University of Oregon where I majored in English and philosophy, obtaining my bachelor of arts degree in 2007 and my master's degree in education in 2010.  Since that time, I have substituted and taught around several districts in Thurston county, as well as serving as an educator for Education First language school based at the Evergreen State College.  I have also worked at the ESD 113 as a scorer for the collection of evidence alternative graduation writing assessment, as well as for Educational Testing Services, assessing college-entrance exams of oral language proficiency. 
    I guess it goes without saying that I have a great love of reading!  I especially enjoy reading literature, poetry, and philosophy, and some of my favorite authors include Charles Dickens, Sherman Alexie, Walt Whitman, David Foster Wallace, Emily Dickinson and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  I also enjoy writing, shredding guitar, camping, playing ultimate frisbee, cheering on the Seahawks and Mariners and spending time with my family. 
    In addition to improving their reading and writing skills, students will also learn how to engage in intellectual discussions and provide support and assistance as part of a writing community.  I am happy to inform you that we will have a classroom set of Chromebooks, so every student will have the chance to develop their typing skills, alongside engaging online educational resources for classroom assignments.
    I am proud to be serving the students of Rainier Middle School and I look forward to working with the parents and community members of Rainier to help every student succeed.  You can reach me via email at sellr@rainier.wednet.edu if you have any questions about our class. Thank you for reading.  Go Mountain Lions!