Principal - Becky Couet
As a former Apponequet Laker, I am humbled and honored to be a Laker once again at SLRMS. The warm welcome of the staff and students has been inspiring and I look forward to becoming a larger part of the Silver Lake community.
After 25 years in education, starting in early childhood, then teaching in 4th and 8th grade classrooms, and moving into administrative roles, I am thrilled to be back in the place I felt most at home: middle school. The middle school experience is a powerful one, filled with growth, new experiences, and new relationships, both with your physical self and with others.
Both Mr. Rothemich and I welcome you to SLRMS and we look forward to serving alongside your family. Please reach out to us anytime. We are very much looking forward to meeting and working with all of you.
Ms. Couet's favorites:
- Book: The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune
- Season: Summer
- Sport: Baseball
- Food: Veggies
- Dessert: All Things Chocolate
- Animal: Monkey
- Music: Live Acoustic
- Favorite Pastime: Traveling and Making Memories with Family and Friends
Assistant Principal - Don Rothemich
I am excited to join the Silver Lake team! I have had such a warm welcome from teachers and staff from SLRMS and from across the region. This will be my 20th year in education. I had the privilege of teaching middle school social studies for fifteen years before becoming a middle school assistant principal. I love connecting with students and building positive relationships. While middle school can be a challenging time for children to navigate, it is also an incredibly dynamic time where children develop independence and determine the people they want to be. I enjoy helping students build positive relationships with teachers, staff members, friends, and peers.
Alongside Ms. Couet and the rest of our fantastic team at SLRMS, I look forward to building deeper connections within our school community and contributing to a positive school culture that helps everyone feel welcome, cared for, and prepared for the challenges of high school and beyond. Welcome to Silver Lake; please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything.
Mr. Rothemich Favorites:
- Book in Middle School: Jurassic Park by Michael Crighton
- Season: Fall
- Ice Cream: Strawberry... or maybe Oreo
- Exercise: Swimming and Cycling
- Food: Ravioli
- Color: Green
- Bucket List Countries: Egypt, Greece, Japan