Welcome Letter from Our Principal
Dear Families and Friends of Our Lady of the Lake,
Thank you for your interest in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School!
It is a privilege for me to welcome you to our website and this digital look inside our school, particularly during this moment of time. When you and your child walk in the doors of Our Lady of the Lake, you will experience a warm and welcoming community of faith, academic success, and joy for learning.
We are deeply rooted in a tradition of excellence and commitment to our mission of nurturing hearts, inspiring minds, and igniting spirits. Since our founding in 1949, our school has served as a vital ministry of our vibrant and beloved OLL parish, providing an outstanding Catholic education for generations of students in our parish and throughout the Seattle area through an environment that is safe, nurturing and focused on learning. Our students come to our campus in Wedgwood from nearly 20 zip codes!
Our school is blessed with a superb faculty and staff who take great pride in their vocations as Catholic school teachers and educators. Our teachers know each child’s individual strengths and interests, and seek ways to inspire and challenge our students from preschool through eighth grade. Working in partnership with our school parents, our teachers strive to help children discover and explore their own passions and talents that will make the world a better place.
Our Laker community is a vibrant resource that our school is both grateful for and extremely proud of. Our parents, teachers/staff, students, parishioners, and alumni all join together in a shared sense of belonging and community. Here, school spirit is contagious. Each child joins a “school family” led by an eighth grade leader, participates in community service through volunteer partnerships, attends experiential field trips and retreats, and has options to join CYO athletic teams and after school programs.
Seventy years after our school’s founding, we remain full of hope and gratitude for all who have come before us. We stand on the shoulders of heroes and giants of Catholic education, starting with the Tacoma Dominican Sisters and continuing through our pastor, Fr. Tim Clark, our tremendously dedicated teachers and staff, and our “Lakers for Life” alumni, who represent the values of our school through their lives of meaning and service to others.
We invite you to join us in this mission and bring the gifts and talents of your children and family to make our community an even better place!
Daniel P. Mullen
ABOUT MR. MULLEN
Mr. Mullen has been part of the OLL community since 2009 as a parishioner and school parent, and was named principal in 2018. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in English, received his Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University, and his Master's in Educational Leadership from Notre Dame's Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program. He was born in Chicago and has attended or worked in Catholic schools for more than 25 years. The Fulcrum Foundation named him a “Champion of Catholic Education” in 2015.