Welcome our New Principal, Mrs. Jewell Ralph

Western Welcomes our New Principal, Mrs. Jewell Ralph
Posted on 07/19/2021
Our New Principal, Mrs. Jewell RalphWestern Tech wishes well Mr. Buddy Parker as he retires, and welcomes our new principal, Mrs. Jewell Ralph. 

July 14, 2021

Dear Western Tech Community Members:

It is with great excitement and “Wolverine” pride that I have accepted the position as the new principal of Western School of Technology and Environmental Science.  I look forward to meeting with all the staff, faculty, families, and community members throughout this summer as we continue the legacy and work of this fine institution. Wolverine pride is steeped deep in the hearts of our students, their families, and our alumni, and I am honored to be a part of the Western community.

Professionally, I have been an educator with the Baltimore County Public School System for 22 years. Before coming to Western Tech, I served as principal of the Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies where I provided diversified learning and wrap around services to assist those high school students achieve academic success.  Prior to serving as principal, I served at Woodlawn High School as an assistant principal and as a mentor teacher where I made significant contributions to elevating the academic standing of that school with the State and increasing its graduation rate.  Prior to going to Woodlawn High School, I also assisted in increasing the academic standing of Woodlawn Middle School as part of that school’s leadership team.  I started my career in the Baltimore County Public School System at Randallstown High School where I taught biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental science, and earth space science.  Before I started teaching, I worked in research.  I served as a fellow with NASA and am a graduate of Oakwood University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.  I received my Master of Science from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in toxicology. 

I have had the opportunity to visit Western Tech on numerous occasions and I am keenly aware of its reputation for excellence.  I am excited about the journey we are about to begin together to continue and enhance that excellence.   As a collaborative leader, I understand the importance of building relationships with our school community stakeholders. My goal is to continue with our community partners and add additional partners to support initiatives focused on among other things, student achievement, scholarships, and creating opportunities for student internships.  I look forward to collaborating with each of you as we continue to build on the legacy of Western Tech.

With Wolverine Pride,

Jewell M. Ralph