Administration - Leadership Team

Kathryn Palmquist - Keck
Kathryn Palmquist-Keck was hired as principal in April 1997 after 17 combined years of teaching and leading St. Anne’s in Tacoma and St. Alphonsus in Seattle.  
She earned her BA in early childhood and elementary education from Central Washington University.  She earned her Masters in Education and Principal certificate from Pacific Lutheran University.  She has been a part of the Seattle Archdiocese since September of 1981, where she started her career as the third grade teacher at St. Anne’s in Tacoma.   All three of her children attended St. Mark Parish School and continued their education at Archbishop Murphy High School.  She has always loved the ministry of education and enjoys being able to work with students, parents, and faculty. 
Kathy has served as principal of St. Mark Parish School since 1997. 
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Patty Escobar de Pruitt

Patty Escobar de Pruitt was born in El Salvador, San Salvador, and raised in Seattle.  She is married and has two boys, St. Mark Parish School alumni who continued their catholic education at O’Dea High School.  She earned her degree in Healthcare Informatics from Bellevue College.  Before her work at St. Mark Catholic Classical School, she worked as Executive Assistant for Sea Mar CHC, Program Analyst for CHP of WA and Administrative Assistant to the Hispanic Community at Christ the King Parish in Seattle.  Patty enjoys spending time with her family, working with children, cooking, hiking, and dancing.


Patty has been part of the St. Mark School community since 2011.