Eric Rasmussen ‘87Distinguished Alumni of the Year
Eric is the superintendent of King’s Schools, a private Christian school that serves approximately 1,600 students in preschool through Grade 12 with locations in Shoreline and Bremerton, Washington. In his capacity as superintendent, he is responsible for the direct supervision of all programs and facilities at the school and oversees a staff of over one hundred faculty and administrative personnel. He was named the superintendent in May of 2002, having served as the King’s High School principal and interim superintendent from 2001 to 2002, as the King’s Junior High School principal from 2000 to 2001, and as the King’s Junior High geography teacher for eleven years prior to 2000. Mr. Rasmussen also taught one year at Salem Academy.
King’s Schools is a ministry of CRISTA, an umbrella organization that includes six other Christian ministries. In addition to serving as the superintendent of the school, Eric also serves CRISTA as a vice president and is a member of the CRISTA Ministry Council. He is chair of the school’s administrative team, is on the board of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, and serves on the Administrative Professional Educator Advisory Board for Saint Martin’s University.
In addition to serving King’s as a teacher and administrator, Eric also coached the King’s High School girls’ varsity basketball team for 17 years, with the team winning 12 league titles, seven district and three state championships, and enjoying 13 consecutive appearances at the state tournament under his leadership. During his coaching career, he was named Coach of the Year by The Seattle Times and the Washington State Coaches Association and was selected several times to coach the All-State game. He was also named to the John R. Wooden Coaches Wall of Honor.
Eric has a bachelor’s degree in education from Corban University, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Western Oregon University, and a Master’s in Education, from Seattle Pacific University, graduating magna cum laude from all three institutions. He holds both an Administrator Certificate and a Continuing Teacher Certificate issued by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
He lives in the Puget Sound area with his wife, Sheryl, and three daughters.